SARASOTA, Fla.--Pacom Systems, a manufacturer of integrated networked security systems, in July added Arkansas-based Fleming Network Services as an authorized value-added reseller (see interview with Pacom's Magnus Jonsson, page 1).
NEW YORK--Citing unfair labor practices, private security officers went on strike for the first time in New York City, Wednesday, July 19. The officers are employees of Guardsmark, and claim that one guard was suspended and transferred, another disciplined, for delivering a union-sponsored petition regarding working conditions to the owners of Chelsea Market, a Guardsmark client.
NORTH CANTON, Ohio--Integrator and manufacturer Diebold added to its Global Security division's government capabilities with the purchase of integrator Actcom, which brings 54 employees, offices in Virginia and Florida, and extensive experience working with federal, state and municipal governments. Terms of the deal, announced July 11, were not disclosed.
EDMONTON, Alberta--Donald Allan, formerly chief executive officer of Rentokil Initial Canada, is the new president of United Protection Services, a wholly owned operating subsidiary of United Protection Security Group operating guarding, integration and monitoring services throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. He "became available," he said, after Rentokil Initial Canada was purchased by Garda World Security in March of this year.
NEW YORK--Traction and growth may be just around the corner for MSGI Security Solutions, operating in the United States primarily through its majority-owned subsidiary Innalogic, a developer and integrator of wireless networked security solutions. While third quarter results released in May continued a record of multi-million-dollar losses (the company had net losses totaling $7,562,046 over the past nine months, with just $1,882,335 in revenues), those results were released amid announcements of significant contracts or pending deals.
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?