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At 20, Altec Systems a 'work in progress'

Focus is on service growth, but also on keeping an eye on increasing the top line

MARIETTA, Ga.—Altec Systems President Tim Feury calls his business “still a work in progress,” even though it’s celebrating 20 years in business this year.

Viscom Systems' tech guru on tech to look out for

4K and NFC technology will be big; cloud, not so much

WATERTOWN, Mass.—As ISC West 2014 nears, security experts, like Viscom Systems’ Bill Clements, have some predictions about what technologies we’ll see at this year’s show and which technologies will have an impact on the industry.

NWOSS looks to build 'new school' network

Kostelac: More integrators should consider intrusion business

LIMA, Ohio-Northwestern Ohio Security Systems, a family owned systems integrator based here, values old-fashioned RMR generation, but it takes a “new school” approach to building its business, John Kostelac, NWOSS VP of sales, told Security Systems News.

Pro-Tec helps create ‘ring of protection’ in Minneapolis

Independent integrator provides standard Milestone system to cities, government entities all around Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS—A growing number of cities and some government agencies in the Minneapolis region have compatible Milestone systems that “with the flip of a switch” will enable them to share video and collaborate. This so-called “ring of protection,” was the initiative of Pro-Tec Design, an independent integrator based here.

ASG ups credit facility to $300 million


BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG in January upped its credit facility to $300 million.

ASG acquires National Alarm Systems, moves into new region

Brings $300,000 in RMR, allows ASG to ‘catapult growth’

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security has acquired a “platform for hyper-growth” with the Jan. 31 acquisition of National Alarm Systems of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a buy that will propel the super-regional to $10 million in RMR by the end of 2014, Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.

What integrators large and small need to know about APTs

An IP camera at a convenience store could be a gateway to a larger target

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—An outdoor IP camera may not be the easiest or most obvious entry point for a global cyber gang trying to hack into a corporation, but it could certainly could be—and systems integrators, security directors and manufacturers all have a role to play in ensuring that physical security systems are not vulnerable to hacks, according to experts who spoke at TechSec Solutions on Jan. 29.

Hospital leaders to integrators: Learn our unique challenges

TechSec panelists seek proactive information, follow-up

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Health care facilities have unique security needs and integrators who want those facilities’ business would be more successful if they learned what their needs are, according to hospital security directors at TechSec Solutions, held here this week.

Specialty retailer opts for DTT for ‘better grasp’


LAS VEGAS—A Florida-based Edible Arrangements franchisee is the latest specialty retailer to move to DTT Surveillance, a manufacturer and integrator based here, for digital surveillance and managed loss prevention.

TycoIS, ISC lawsuits settled

Integrated Security & Communications opens new office, plans to open at least four more, moves infrastructure to the cloud

HAMILTON, N.J.—A lawsuit involving integration giant TycoIS and Integrated Security & Communications over alleged employee poaching and trade secrets stolen has been settled, Michael Thomas, ISC CEO told Security Systems News.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?