WASHINGTON--The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General released a report in December saying DHS "does not have the capacity needed to effectively plan, oversee, and execute the SBInet program; administer its contracts; and control costs and schedule." This is likely to draw congressional eyes increasingly toward Boeing, which won an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with U.
MONTREAL--Garda World Security announced in early December the purchase of Kroll Security International, an international provider of high-risk security services, from Kroll, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan. As part of the deal, Kroll will enter into a service agreement with Garda for all of its executive and kidnap and ransom service needs.
BEDFORD, Mass.--Touchcom, an integrator working in access control, intrusion, CCTV, employee and visitor management, and interactive building directories, has partnered with CCTV manufacturer Vicon Industries to share technologies and sales relationships.
LONDON--Rentokil Initial, a worldwide corporation employing 70,000, announced last week it is commencing a strategic review of its electronic security business, which brought in more than $500 million in revenues last year. In a conference call with investors held November 30, Rentokil chief executive officer Doug Flynn said that the division "is well managed and has performed strongly," to the tune of $70 million in profit in 2006 with 7.
SEVERNA PARK, Md.--Affiliated Services, a Maryland-based security system integrator, received in October its UL2050 National Industrial Security Systems certification, which will allow them to issue UL CRZH certificates for Government Contractor SCIF alarm systems.
CHICAGO--Initial Electronics, the North American arm of Rentokil-Initial's Initial Electronic Security Group, announced in October an agreement to acquire Barry Security Systems, of Tewksbury, Mass. Barry, which collected roughly $6.