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Securitas cashes in on Hamilton Pacific

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12/01/2005

ATLANTA--In an effort to build its financial services business, Securitas Security Systems in October acquired Hamilton Pacific, one of the leading providers of security services to financial institutions in the United States.
The purchase is part of Securitas' strategy to build its expertise in the banking market, according to Marty Guay, chief operating officer of Securitas.

Jackson makes four for HSM

Post-Honeywell, company continues to jazz things up with acquisitions
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12/01/2005

JUPITER, Fla.--HSM's Oct.

Accent sued over Burger King kidnapping

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill.--Kimberly McGhee, a Franklin County woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint from a West Frankfort Burger King at which she worked, filed on November 10 a lawsuit against Accent Security Alarms, of Jackson, Mo.

SIA talks up new training, certification

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12/01/2005

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--By the end of 2006, "those who are engineering tomorrow's security systems" will be able to acquire training online via a Security Industry Association program, and a certification for what's tentatively titled Security System Design Specialist "should be right behind it," said SIA Director of Education Jay Hanger and SIA Industry Group Manager Doug Wright.

Pinnacle shows off

Customers can now kick the tires
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12/01/2005

BELLEVILLE, Ill.--When Pinnacle Electronics began to look for a larger facility to house its growing business and a product showroom, it only had to go four blocks to find a suitable location.

The good, bad and the ugly

Through e-mails and phone calls, ESI keeps customers up-to-date on security projects
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11/01/2005

HOUSTON--When Jim Pugliese and Henry Ortiz came together to start a new security company, they wanted to keep their customers in the loop about the progress of their security projects.
The two credit that approach for enabling ESI Group to book nearly 100 security installation jobs since it began operations early this year.

Guard firm diversifies

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11/01/2005

ATLANTA--Looking to expand into the electronic security side of the business, Tri-S Security Corp. acquired The Cornwall Group of Miami, which provides monitoring services to both residential and commercial accounts in the Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County areas.

ASG enters new region

Martha Entwistle, managing editor
SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

BELTSVILLE, Md.--ASG Security rounded out its tri-state region and expanded into a new market with its acquisition of Techtronics Security Company, a commercial security company in Sellersville, Penn.

Devcon to fund security business from concrete company sale

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.--Devcon International, the construction firm and distributor of ready-made concrete that entered the security market last year, sold one of its cement and building products divisions to fund the growth of its security company.

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