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At ASG Security, hosted video is hot

Super-regional takes inspiration from the intrusion sales model
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02/13/2013

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security is touting its hosted video offering as its “pathway out of analog.” In fact, its new ASG Video offering is taking off at such a rate that executives believe one year from now, the company’s sales force will sell only IP cameras—no analog at

Security expertise ‘not paramount’ for next Diebold CEO

Thomas Swidarski steps down amid poor earnings forecast
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01/24/2013

CANTON, Ohio—Diebold CEO Thomas Swidarski resigned Thursday and a search for a replacement is under way. In that search, security industry expertise may be a plus, but it is "not paramount," a Diebold spokesman told Security Systems News.

Focus on service at Tech Systems Inc.

Service calls monitored by senior staff
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01/23/2013

DULUTH, Ga.—Tech Systems Inc., a $35 million privately owned systems integrator based here, had a good year in 2012. Top-line revenue increased in the single digits, and bottom-line revenue grew by double digits.

Interface completes $230m refi, gets new $45m revolver

Imperial Capital advises, predicts more high-yield bond deals
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01/23/2013

ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems, based here, last week completed a $230 million bond deal and also secured a new $45 million revolver from Capital One.

SDI, Pro-Tec, and Premier Electric partner on airport job

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01/18/2013

MINNEAPOLIS and MELVILLE, N.Y.—System Development Integration, a systems integrator specializing in airport security technologies, will install a Verint systems to deliver the first phase of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport’s integrated video and information systems network surveillance system, according to a joint statement.

ASG makes four buys, details sales-force segmentation plan

Super-regional eyes another market in 2013
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01/16/2013

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security announced two “year-end” buys in November but made four more purchases before 2012 ended.

VTI University: Fostering learning and loyalty

The goal is to be a 'trusted business partner'
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01/02/2013

MINNEAPOLIS—VTI Security’s education program for its customers fosters loyalty and provides valuable insight to VTI about customer needs at the same time, according to Thomas Asp, VTI Security CEO.

Banks are a key vertical and video surveillance is central to solution

Regulatory compliance a top concern, use of analytics on the rise
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01/02/2013

Several national security providers—among them Diebold, Stanley Security Solutions and Protection 1—said they would be focusing on the financial and banking vertical market in 2013.

VTI Security anticipates 25 percent revenue growth

Sales process and IT smarts are key
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12/19/2012

MINNEAPOLIS—The recent acquisition of Colorado-based Systems Integration Corp. is only one of the reasons VTI Security is projecting a 25 percent growth spurt in 2013, VTI CEO Thomas Asp told Security Systems News.

A visit to Diebold’s Center of Excellence

Putnam: 'It all starts with the drawing, the documentation and discipline'
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12/17/2012

ELMSFORD, N.Y.—Everyone’s favorite word at Diebold’s Center of Excellence is “discipline.” The folks at this facility—where all of this national integrator’s jobs are planned and engineered, and where the systems are built and tested—celebrate discipline.

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SSN News Poll December 2014

In the wake of the recent expiration of their non-compete agreement, former sister companies ADT and TycoIS are now battling it out for a piece of the lucrative small-business pie. How will this affect the competitive landscape and regional providers? Tell us what you think.

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