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.
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.
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.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--One of the largest contractors to the security systems integrator is getting bigger, thanks to a cross-country expansion that will add up to 30 new markets to its long list of areas it already serves.
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.
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.
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?