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New leasing facilitator for integrators, end users

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03/01/2009

WASHINGTON--Finance firm Global Security Capital Group and consultancy Civitas Group have teamed to provide leasing financing to companies looking to deploy security technologies to protect critical infrastructure and key facilities. In what Civitas president Parney Albright called a “win-win-win,” the companies will introduce a third party into a transaction between an integrator and an end user so that the integrator gets full payment for the price of an installation, but the end user gets a monthly payment plan instead of an immediate capital expenditure hit.

PSA Distribution appointments Batten director distribution

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2009

PSA Distribution, a subsidiary of PSA Security Network, the world’s largest security cooperative, on March 11 announced the appointment of Marcus Batten as director of distribution. Batten has 24 years of experience in the physical security industry, including 5 years in sales and installation, and 19 years in distribution.

ATM maker Diebold hires Stephenson as vice president security

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2009

ATM maker Diebold Inc. said March 16 Bradley Stephenson will be the vice president of the company's security division.

City National Security Services announces new COO

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2009

City National Security Services of Los Angeles on Feb. 2 announced former CORT executive Cedric Sutherland as the firm’s chief operating officer.

Industry vets launch Secure Strategy Group

New advisory firm to work on M&A, brand development, company growth
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03/01/2009

NEW YORK--Roughly 100 people came here to the law offices of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz to hear a panel discussion regarding “Funding, Investment Strategies & Developments in Security Technology 2009” and celebrate the launch of Secure Strategy Group, a new advisory firm headed by three industry veterans.
The principals are Robert Rutkowski, who founded integrator ESI in the mid-1970s, before entering the financial world in the 1990s; Joseph Costa, who founded both access control manufacturer Linx Technologies (which sold to Mosler) and integrator ISR Solutions (which sold to Stanley); and Scott Greiper, a long-time industry investment banker who most recently ran Legend Merchant Group’s Convergent Security Group.

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SSN News Poll September 2019

With the debate on biometrics and data privacy heating up, and more and more states seeking to regulate the collection, use and retention of biometric data, this month’s News Poll focuses on the future of biometrics and its role in security.