DENVER--Universal Protection Service, a $170 million company doing roughly 93 percent of its revenues in guarding and the rest in systems integration, has opened its fourth state operation here, adding to offices in California, Washington and Arizona. Based in Santa Ana, Calif.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.--With positive results rolling in from its first acquisition in late 2006, Trans-Alarm, a primarily commercial integrator based here and serving the Twin Cities market, is looking to keep growing.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa--The NSCA Education Foundation is awarding five $1,000 scholarships to students entering the commercial electronic systems industry. "The future of the commercial electronic systems industry relies upon the next generation of individuals entering the marketplace," said Melissa Henderson, NSCA Education Foundation managing director, in a supplied release.
PHILADELPHIA--Day & Zimmerman, a $1.9 billion worldwide company with extensive business in security guarding, has become one of the first guard services organizations to receive SAFETY Act designation from the federal government.
LAS VEGAS--Perhaps nobody in the security industry has received as much good press lately as Tim Whall, newly installed chief operations officer at Stanley Convergent Technologies Group now that Stanley has completed its purchase of HSM, where Whall earned his reputation as one of the best managers in the business. He arrived in Las Vegas for ISC West fresh off of visiting every single Stanley integration branch in the first 30 days after the deal closed in early January.
IRVINE, Calif.--After spending much of 2006 developing its infrastructure, full-service security firm Remote Surveillance Technologies, based here, has announced an intent to acquire Applied Security Logistics, a security integrator based in Los Angeles.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?