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IronForge teams for Gulf, marine solution

IP-oriented integrator partners with videoNEXT, Homeland Security Group International
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03/01/2008

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

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03/01/2008

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
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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

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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.

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