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Safeguard Security acquires Citadel Security

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04/01/2006

HOUSTON, Texas--In a move motivated by relationships, geographical proximity and margins, Safeguard Security Holdings acquired Citadel Security, the company announced Feb. 21.

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

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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.

NSCA University

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa--The National Systems Contractors Association announced the creation of NSCA University, an online and in-person learning opportunity for the commercial electronic systems industry to be introduced at the organization's Expo, March 14 through 18 in Las Vegas. It is organized into six colleges: project management, systems sales, system design, technical knowledge, business and allied professionals.

JE Systems expands reach in O.K., A.K.

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03/01/2006

FORT SMITH, Ark.--Jimmy Eakle has come full circle.

Installer, distributor make do as things remain far from normal

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03/01/2006

Six months after hurricanes Katrina and Rita disrupted life in the Big Easy, going about life and business remains difficult.
"The office? Well it's gone, okay.

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.

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