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Per Mar picks up local guard firm

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10/01/2003

DAVENPORT, Iowa - To add a piece to its security officer complement in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, area, Per Mar Security Services has purchased competitor Nighthawk Security for an undisclosed sum.

With Nighthawk, a five-year-old company, according to Bill Jackson, president of Per Mar Security, comes 60 security officers based in Nighthawk’s Cedar Rapids office.

Electrical firm turns on the lights, creates a new security division

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09/01/2003

BOSTON - City Lights Electrical has been installing integrated security systems for 14 years, but now the company has established a separate security division to focus on this side of the business.

The new business unit, called Intelligent Systems, or iSYS for short, was spun-off earlier this year.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Siemens appoints security president

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. - Siemens Building Technologies has appointed a new president for its security systems division, replacing Mark Landis, who retired on July 31, according to company officials.

Johnson Controls secures dual airport security contract

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09/01/2003

SEATTLE - Johnson Controls is in the midst of upgrading the security system at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a $13.5 million project that taps into both the company’s product and installation expertise.

After 13 years, top brass changes

Security One’s Newman, Pasquarello take on chairman roles
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09/01/2003

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The two founders of one of Florida’s largest systems integration companies have taken on new roles that provide them with more time to investigate new opportunities in the security market.

Rentokil gains U.S. presence, buys NTC Ele.

It plans to marry guard service with electronic security, an approach taken in Europe
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09/01/2003

ALSIP, Ill. - Early last year company executives at Rentokil Initial, a European company that provides a myriad of services ranging from pest control and facility management to tropical plant rentals and security, set their sights on buying an electronic security company in the United States.

UTC reigns in Chubb, to relocate HQ

Chubb prepares for future security firm acquisitions
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09/01/2003

HARTFORD, Conn. - United Technologies Corp.

Bye-bye Pinkerton and Burns, hello Securitas

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08/01/2003

CHICAGO–Security guards who once wore the Burns and Pinkerton security patch and logo on their uniform began sporting the Securitas Security Services name July 1, the culmination of two years of work to adopt their Swedish parent company’s name.

The change for the new name for both Burns International and Pinkerton ends an era for the well-known names, each having been in business for more than 100 years.

American Alarm expands into central Massachusetts market

Acquisition gives the company an office in Worcester
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08/01/2003

WORCESTER, Mass. - American Alarm & Communications made its first large-scale acquisition in more than five years in mid-July, buying Alphatronics Security in a deal that provides American Alarm with a strategic office in the central Massachusetts market.

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