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CSG acquires Kansas-based SafeLink Security

‘Turnkey’ purchase brings in 1,100 accounts
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02/08/2012

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group has acquired SafeLink Security, based outside Kansas City, Kan., in a turnkey deal that brings CSG about 1,100 accounts in four states.

Four new members named to SIAC board

Diebold’s Stroia heads group bringing 'fresh energy'
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02/03/2012

FRISCO, Texas—Four new members have been named to the board of directors of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), an exchange of industry veterans that brings the group "fresh energy and fresh ideas," according to Executive Director Stan Martin.

Three alarm companies fighting Tucson disclosure plan

Invasion of clients' privacy cited, but AzAA calls proposed rules 'standard stuff'
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02/01/2012

TUCSON, Ariz.— Three local alarm companies are protesting ordinance revisions that would require them to provide their customer lists to city police, calling it an invasion of their clients’ privacy.

World Wide acquires three

The Long Island-based company adds 1,500 accounts, looks for more in metro New York
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01/25/2012

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.— World Wide Security Group has expanded its footprint in the New York metro area by acquiring three companies and 1,500 accounts, with more acquisitions planned in the first half of 2012.

SW24 gears up for intrusion market

Security firm names central station manager, expands monitoring capability at headquarters
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01/25/2012

NEW YORK—Preparing to expand its footprint to handle alarm monitoring across the United States, SecureWatch24 has named a manager for its new central station in New Jersey and has added intrusion-monitoring capability at its Manhattan headquarters.

Hackett Security acquires in Illinois

CEO expects to expand video monitoring customer base
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01/23/2012

ST. LOUIS—Hackett Security CEO Michael Hackett expects to expand his base of video monitoring customers as the result of the acquisition of Brinkmann Security, a 70 percent commercial security company based in Waterloo, Ill.

Tulsa’s Controller Security sells accounts to Guardian

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01/18/2012

TULSA, Okla.—Guardian Security Systems has purchased the accounts of Tulsa’s Controller Security in a deal that will maintain local alarm monitoring for the subscribers.

Three claims dismissed, but Dice v. Bold continues

Dice attorney says 'meat of the argument' remains in trade case
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01/11/2012

BAY CITY, Mich.—A federal judge has dismissed three claims by Dice Corp. in its trade lawsuit against Bold Technologies, but the move is “just housekeeping” and the legal dispute is far from over, according to an attorney for Dice.

Private equity firm acquires LogicMark

Former Honeywell execs Ben Cornett and Kevin O’Connor will head PERS company
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01/09/2012

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—Private equity firm Generation3 Capital has entered the PERS arena by acquiring LogicMark, a designer and manufacturer of medical alarm systems, with former Honeywell Security Group executives Ben Cornett and Kevin O’Connor named to lead the company.

American Alarm takes on the Brink’s robbery

The Travel Channel taps the Bay State company for the lowdown on bank security, then and now
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01/06/2012

ARLINGTON, Mass.—The men behind the Great Brink’s Robbery of 1950 used months of training and calculation to pull off what the media of the day called “the crime of the century.” But could a heist like Brink’s be pulled off today, given the security technologies now commonplace at U.S. banks?

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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