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Compsat travels from IT to security

Storage specialist tackles integration, video management
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09/01/2006

DETROIT--Compsat Security was founded because "We decided we needed to protect our flank," said chief executive officer Dan Glitsky. He was in the middle of working with a casino with 700 terrabytes of security data that his first company, Compsat Technology, was in the business of backing up and protecting when he decided he better "go in and architect the front end of the security solution" before a security company decided to do the back end.

Tri-S sells off resi. accounts

Focus on guarding, commercial installation, monitoring
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09/01/2006

ATLANTA--Tri-S Security, a provider of guards and system integration, as of late July has exited the residential market entirely, selling all of its residential accounts, along with a central station, to Security Alarm Financing Enterprises, a San Ramon, Calif., company providing alarm service and financing for alarm companies.

Infrastruct lands $4m to expand

Specializing in critical infrastructure, integrator starts with security vulnerability assessments
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09/01/2006

HOUSTON--Just five years after selling Engineered Protection Services to Sonitrol, much of EPS's management team are back on board with Infrastruct Security, which on July 1 landed $4 million in venture capital to help build out a central response center here and increase its push into the critical infrastructure protection market.
Andrew Wray, Infrastruct's vice president of marketing and business development, said he, president and chief executive officer Daniel Weiss, and a few others sold to Sonitrol in 2001, spent a year working under the new ownership, and then left to spend two years out of the business, abiding by a non-compete covenant.

NAVCO adapts CoVi's high-def

Manufacturer tweaks hardware for institutions' needs
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09/01/2006

ANAHEIM, Calif.--With a long history in the banking industry, NAVCO Security Systems has worked with everything from film in canisters to the latest digital technology, so industry members should take note when Jim Kauker, NAVCO's executive vice president of sales and marketing, says, "We can finally throw away digital-to-analog conversion.

Honeywell secures Alaskan army hospital

$2.5 million deal with Army Corps of Engineers typical of growing security work
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09/01/2006

MINNEAPOLIS--Honeywell announced in late July a contract for $2.5 million worth of security integration at Bassett Army Community Hospital, located at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.

HSM does more with the web

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SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2006

LISLE, Ill.--HSM Electronic Protection Services announced in July the creation of eAccountManager, a new service that allows customers to access detailed, up-to-date information on the status of their installation projects, service repairs, purchasing activity and budgeting information.

SAIC acquires Geoviz.com

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SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2006

SAN DIEGO--Science Applications International Corporation announced July 11 the acquisition of GeoViz.com, based in Campbell, Calif.

APL opens Tuscon, Ariz., office for border work

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08/01/2006

TUSCON, Ariz.--APL Access & Security, which this year is celebrating its 20th year in Gilbert, Ariz.

Garda buys Intertec

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08/01/2006

MONTREAL--On July 1, Garda World Security purchased the Toronto-based Intertec Security for $4.343 million, paying 29.

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