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Dallas Security hits 30

Independent integrator moves toward commercial, IP
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03/01/2008

DALLAS--In 2008, Dallas Security Systems celebrates its 30th anniversary, having evolved over time from a purely residential operation started by two off-duty police officers to a commercial integrator with 70 employees and UL-listed central station.
Kevin Meadows, executive vice president of operations and a part-owner of the company, has been with the company for 24 years and knows its history.

NAV takes on equity partners

Halifax Group acquires integrator; Freschi retains ownership stake
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03/01/2008

BRICK, N.J.

Aronson acquires Selectron

Makes integrator "largest independent" in Pacific Northwest
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03/01/2008

SEATTLE--Aronson Security Group in January acquired integration firm Selectron, a deal that makes ASG the "largest independent security integrator in the Pacific Northwest" and places it in the top 25 security systems integrators in North America, company officials said.
Phil Aronson, chief executive officer of ASG (not to be confused with the Maryland-based ASG Security), said the combined resources of the two companies will enable it to meet the growing customer demands for integrated physical and logical security solutions--the company has also announced a new division, Converged Security Services, in conjunction with the Selectron acquisition to support this (see accompanying story, page 26).

Meet Niscayah

Securitas Systems to rebrand all offices globally over the course of 2008
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03/01/2008

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--Securitas Systems, the global security systems integrator that spun off from guard-firm Securitas in the fall of 2006, has announced it will be known as Niscayah following a formal resolution at its annual general meeting, April 22. With the new name, which means "secure and reliable" in Sanskrit, the company can be "clear with our identity as a leading security partner so our customers know who we are and what we stand for," said Asa Larssen, head of communications and investor relations.

PerMar consolidates, acquires

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03/01/2008

DAVENPORT, Iowa--PerMar Security was busy during the first quarter, consolidating its Madison, Wisc.-based businesses in January, and acquiring a Minnesota integrator.

Dutch Forstater to train in Israel

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2008

Professional Systems Engineering chief executive officer Gerald 'Dutch' Forstater is among a group of professionals about to embark on a Homeland Security and counter-terrorism observation mission in Israel.
The program is conducted by Shaneson Consulting Group, former senior law enforcement and intelligence officials who specialize in homeland security and counter-terrorism training.

SmartWatch covers Veranda Park

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2008

ORLANDO, Fla.--SmartWatch Security & Sound in January of 2008, working as a subcontractor for PCL Construction, completed the initial phase of the Central Security Command for Veranda Park, here in Orlando.

EYESthere passes 20 franchises

Las Vegas, Dallas both have multiple operations ready to open
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03/01/2008

DALLAS--Just three months after opening its first franchise in October, EYESthere has sold 20 franchise territories, 13 in the fourth quarter of 2007 alone. "It's been quite exciting," said chief executive officer Rick Rene, "things have just been exploding.

NSSC makes manufacturing play

Taking Siemens product in-house will allow integrator to offer it to a broader market
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02/01/2008

WILLOWBROOK, Ill.--NSSC, a security integrator whose systems protect "every nuclear power plant in the United States," purchased in late 2007 the Perifeld-M Volumetric Perimeter Intrusion Detection System from Siemens Building Technologies.

Tri-S lands new $25 million credit facility

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2008

ATLANTA--Tri-S Security, a security integrator and guarding provider, announced this week a new $25 million credit facility with its current senior lender, LSQ Funding. This will allow the company to borrow up to 90 percent of both billed and unbilled accounts receivable, which currently amounts to $13 million in unused borrowing capacity.

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