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Universal buys Guardsmark to form largest US-owned guard firm


SANTA ANA, Calif.—With the July 28 announcement of its acquisition of guard firm Guardsmark, Universal Protection Service is now the largest U.S.-owned guard firm.

Former Honeywell president Ron Rothman joins AFA Protective

New York integrator attracts marquee talent, looks to grow topline revenue 20+ percent

SYOSSET, N.Y.—Ron Rothman, who recently retired as president of Honeywell Security Group after a 32-year career, will join New York integration firm AFA Protective, based here, as SVP in August.

Advance Technology management reorg propels growth

Internal apprenticeship and internship programs bring high quality talent to integrator

SCARBOROUGH, Maine—Advance Technology president Rob Simopoulos credits a management reorganization with helping propel the company's growth. Simopoulos is projecting revenues of $9 million this year, a 37 percent increase over 2014.

Diebold innovation eased by APIs

Eagle Eye integration with SecureStat and monitoring center complete

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Systems integrator Diebold is touting its recent integration with cloud-based video provider Eagle Eye as evidence of the quick, innovative solutions it can provide its customers with its SecureStat online security management platform.

MAC buys Integrated Systems as platform for growth

Denver will be hub, first spoke in Aspen, two others in the works

DENVER—Mountain Acquisition Company acquired systems integrator Integrated Systems, based here, and plans to use the operation as a platform for growth.

Hackett Security expands to East Coast

Super-regional opens office in McLean, Va.

ST. LOUIS—Hackett Security, a super-regional based here, opened its fifth branch office in McLean, Va., Michael J. Hackett, CEO of Hackett Security, told Security Systems News.

Bradley builds ECD Systems

MDU, health care and high-end commercial are building blocks for integrator

TEMPE, Ariz.—Systems integration firm ECD Systems is up and running in its new headquarters here, with a goal of moderate growth for its first couple of years.

Peace of Mind Technologies’ bold vision

Growing at 30 percent annually, integrator’s goal is to be No. 1 NYC integrator by 2020

NEW YORK—Peace of Mind Technologies’ CEO Jon Ecker has what he calls a “bold vision” for his systems integration firm: “We want to be the No. 1 security integrator in New York City in the next five years,” he said.

Condortech seeks hackers' perspective

Systems integrator creates testing lab, hires hackers to test cybersecurity of systems

SPRINGFIELD, Va.—Watching hackers demonstrate how easy it is to take over security cameras, SCADA and access control systems at the Black Hat hackers conference last year prompted Jorge Lozano, president and CEO of Condortech Services, to take action.

Protection 1 buys Cam Connections

Cam Connections has loss prevention expertise, many ‘leading business customers’

LAKELAND, Fla.—Protection 1 announced today that it is buying Cam Connections, (CCI) a full-service integrator based here. The acquisition comes in the midst of Protection 1 being acquired by Apollo Global Management, but it’s still closing deals on its own.



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