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Select Security acquires

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LANCASTER, Pa. - Select Security announced on March 7 that it has acquired the assets of SecurityNet, a security provider based in Hazleton, Pa.

Aargus calls it quits, SMI benefits

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CHICAGO--The owners of Aargus Security Systems, a firm largely supplying manned guarding services to the commercial real estate community here, have notified Illinois state officials they will dissolve the company and lay off roughly 400 workers. However, Security Management and Investigations has hired a majority of those workers, including president George Zander, and picked up much of its business.

Safeguard adds CEO Long


DALLAS--Sensing a weakness in its financial acumen, Safeguard Security Holdings founder and vice-chairman Michael Lagow is excited to have added Eric Long as chief executive officer.
"What I do best is the vision and the marketing aspects of things," he said.

Infrastruct enters Golden Triangle with Patriot Security buy


HOUSTON--Infrastruct Security announced this week the acquisition of Patriot Security Systems, in Beaumont, Texas, thereby planting a flag in the area known as the "Golden Triangle," an area of Texas rich in petrochemical plants. This continues Infrastruct's goal, said chief executive officer Dan Weiss, of obtaining a dominant position in the regulated security market, particularly that market that must abide by the recently passed CFATS regulations, which mandates security measures at chemical facilities.

IronForge teams for Gulf, marine solution

IP-oriented integrator partners with videoNEXT, Homeland Security Group International

HOUSTON--IronForge is a small shop, just three partners and two technicians, and only a year old, so when it evaluates potential manufacturing partners, "we look to see who's supporting their projects," said Ruan Lance, IronForge managing partner. "You are what you install, so we concentrate on companies that are lead horses and are going to support their product.

Aronson Group focuses on converged solutions


SEATTLE--With its purchase of Selectron wrapped up, Aronson Security Group is now focusing on building its new Converged Security Services division to develop and promote combined physical and logical security services to its clients nationwide.
Phil Aronson, chief executive officer of ASG, said the new division provides "an opportunity to lead the industry" by offering its customers security solutions that not only protect assets, but add business value to organizations.

Dallas Security hits 30

Independent integrator moves toward commercial, IP

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


Aronson acquires Selectron

Makes integrator "largest independent" in Pacific Northwest

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

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.



SSN News Poll March 2018

A variety of companies in the security and life safety space exhibited at CES, some launching products there. ADT launched its new ADT Go app and Medical Guardian announced the Freedom Guardian, to name a couple. Were you at the show?