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Securitas splits into four

Three new companies include integrator Securitas Systems
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04/01/2006

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--In a move hailed by stock analysts, Swedish security firm Securitas AB has announced plans to spin-off three independent companies, with separate boards, management and stock listings: Securitas Systems, focusing on systems integration in Europe and North America; Securitas Direct, an alarm company serving the European market; and Loomis Cash Handling, which operates in Europe and North America.
An excited Securitas Systems chief operating officer Marty Guay said the move made sense because "we have sufficient maturity in our management team and business controls that we're prepared to stand alone--and the market agrees with us.

Wildfire aims to secure 230 Arizona schools

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

TUSCON, Ariz.--Ken Ross, owner of the four-employee Wildfire Security, has a civic-minded plan that may lead to $8.

GlobalOptions Group goes with name recognition

Risk management and intelligence firm purchases SafirRosetti and James Lee Witt Associates
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04/01/2006

NEW YORK--Domestic and international risk-management services provider GlobalOptions Group announced in February an agreement to acquire SafirRosetti, a security, investigative and intelligence firm, for $13 million in cash and stock and the assumption of certain liabilities.
This follows close on the heels of GlobalOptions' buy of James Lee Witt Associates, an emergency management firm.

Henry Bros. reports record results

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.

Go big red

Ingersoll Rand loses the hyphen, compresses market-facing brands to attack security market
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04/01/2006

HAMILTON, Bermuda--As a company with more than 100 years of history, Ingersoll Rand has a brand that is recognizable and trusted. Now, the company will attempt to better trade on that brand in the security space, focusing around Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies as its integration face and Schlage as its hardware face to the market.

DHS searches for a Secure Carton System

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

WASHINGTON--GE and Siemens aren't the only ones searching for a way to enhance shipping security (see related story, page 1). In June of last year, the Department of Homeland Security awarded five grants for private companies to research and design a "Secure Carton System," which would track the openings and closings of the cartons inside the containers.

ATC International secures Miami water

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--ATC International announced in late 2005 a $4 million installation contract with Miami Dade Water Utilities Facilities in Miami Dade County, Fla.

National Guardian buys two

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03/01/2006

NORWALK, Conn.--National Guardian, a systems integrator focusing on the multi-location commercial market, announced in January two acquisitions completed in December of last year, which will increase its revenues an estimated 30 to 35 percent.

SecurityNet's global push, new prez

McMenimon says goals include five more international members
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03/01/2006

CANTON, Mass.--Robert McMenimon, president of MAC Systems, has been named the new president of SecurityNet, a collection of integrators with 22 members doing $300 million in business each year and employing 1,200.

APC introduces online training

Data Center University offers physical security course
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03/01/2006

WEST KINGSTON, R.I.

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