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ISS expands into Carolinas

Integrated Security Systems may open multiple offices in the region soon
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01/11/2012

MIAMI—Propelled by a major job with a financial services provider, Integrated Security Systems recently expanded into North and South Carolina.

Kratos pays $20m cash for integration business

Deal adds $35m to $45m in revenues, gives Kratos PSS 'truly national presence'
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01/04/2012

SAN DIEGO—Kratos Defense & Security, which last year beefed up its systems integration business with the acquisition of Henry Brothers, on Dec. 30 paid $20 million cash to buy the security integration business of “one of its most formidable competitors.”

IMS: Video analytics market to be worth $600 million in 2015

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12/27/2011

While the availability of free content analysis in video surveillance devices continues to grow, the need for chargeable higher-end applications will push the market for video analytics to nearly $600 million in 2015, according to a new report from IMS Research.

ASG acquires two, opens two, goes after national accounts

Super-regional ends year with $7 million in RMR
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12/21/2011

BELTSVILLE, Md.—By wrapping up the year with two major acquisitions that add $615,000 in RMR, opening two new branch offices, and having a plan in place for “significant sales force expansion,” ASG Security CEO Joe Nuccio said the company is ready for “explosive growth in 2012.”

SEI goes all IP

Managed services serves Omaha integrator well
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12/12/2011

OMAHA, Neb.—Tom Hruby, EVP of Security Equipment Inc. here, says he hasn’t sold an analog camera in about a year—SEI has gone all IP.

Minuteman invests in engineering

Massachusetts integrator anticipates 40+ percent growth next year as result
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12/09/2011

ANDOVER, Mass.—Minuteman Security Technologies CEO Joseph Lynch is anticipating more than 40 percent revenue growth in 2012, but the business outlook was not so sunny three years ago.

Will Electronics to launch managed services

Integrator says PSA and non-security networking groups invaluable to business
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12/07/2011

ST. LOUIS—Will Electronics, a $6.5 million systems integrator based here, is preparing to launch a managed video services offering in Q1 2012, but the company is taking its time with the vetting process.

IST doubles service revenue

Family-owned systems integration business built over 13 years
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11/17/2011

HONOLULU—At the suggestion of a new operations manager, Integrated Security Technologies decided to install a new customer service portal in 2010. As a result, the company doubled its service revenue in one year.

ESCC targets upgrades for growth

NYC integrator says upscale resi projects sometimes more complicated than commercial
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11/17/2011

NEW YORK—As construction starts to rebound in the city, part of systems integrator ESCC’s growth plan is to focus on upgrades.

Staving turnover with HRGroup

Safeguard Security says 'it took the guesswork out of hiring.'
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11/10/2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Several years ago Safeguard Security—a super-regional based here, was experiencing very high turnover in its central station. Working with a company called HRGroup, Safeguard learned how to recruit and hire the right people, not only for its central, but also for all areas of its business, Mike Bradley, president of Safeguard Security told Security Systems News.

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ADT is going after the small business market, launching targeted offerings for specific verticals: retail, food and beverage, clinical, professional offices and mechanical. The company says there's lot of untapped opportunity because only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security. What are your thoughts on that market?

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