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Interface Security Systems buys Westec Intelligent Surveillance

Combined company is major independent managed service provider
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03/29/2012

LAS VEGAS—Interface Security Systems a St. Louis-based integrator, acquired Westec Intelligent Surveillance, Jeffrey Frye, Interface VP sales and marketing told Security Systems News on March 28.

ADT Commercial Security is now Tyco Integrated Security

John Kenning departs ADT, Brian McDonald takes over for Kenning in interim role
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03/27/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Tyco is making progress in its planned split into three independent publicly traded companies. Tomorrow, March 28, the first day of ISC West, the company will announce that it is rebranding ADT's North American commercial security business as “Tyco Integrated Security.”

First Midwest launches alarm lending practice

Jessica Richardson, industry veteran, leads group
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03/26/2012

ITASCA, Ill.—Joining a growing number of lenders and investors with a specific interest in the security industry, First Midwest, which has $7.8 billion in assets, announced March 23 that its security alarm lending group is up and running and ready for business.

Virtual roundtable on new and emerging technologies

Experts share their views on technology with Security Systems News
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03/23/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—PSIM, cloud-based services, mobile apps, video analytics, identity management and access control—such new and emerging technologies and issues are changing and shaping the industry. Which ones are advancing most rapidly and are the most important? And what other new technology trends are on the horizon?

HB Alarm acquired, rebranded as Alarm New England

Doug Curtiss’ companies bundle services like the cable companies say they want to do
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03/21/2012

ROCKY HILL, Conn.—Doug Curtiss has acquired the well-established Rhode Island business HB Alarm, and is in the process of rebranding it and his other alarm operations as Alarm New England.

DTT Surveillance recapitalizes

Capital One provides $40m, BV Investment Partners is new owner
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03/21/2012

BOSTON—BV Investment Partners, a private equity firm based here, is the new owner of DTT Surveillance, a provider of managed surveillance and business intelligence to the restaurant and hospitality industries, following a recapitalization announced March 15. The deal includes $40 million credit line from Capital One Bank.

Protection 1 acquires retail-focused systems integrator

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03/19/2012

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1 on March 12 announced that it had acquired Camtronic Security Integration, a retail-focused security systems integrator based in Wilmington, N.C.

Universal Protection Services acquires Silver Shield

Guard company executing plan to have security installation everywhere it has guards
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03/14/2012

SANTA ANA, Calif.—In a move tied to its strategy of having security integration capability everywhere it has guards, Universal Protection Services on March 7 acquired Silver Shield Security of San Jose, Calif.

RFI Communications expands operation

Systems integrator opens fourth branch office
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03/13/2012

SAN JOSE, Calif.—With a healthy book of business already in the Los Angeles area, RFI Communications & Security Systems, a Security-Net partner based here, has decided to open a fourth branch office.

Charlotte integrator expands into fire, grows geographically

Enterprise Security Systems sees value in broad customer base
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03/07/2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—By the end of 2012, Enterprise Security Systems, a PSA Security systems integrator based here, expects to have two major strategic initiatives well under way: creating a new office in the Raleigh area and expanding into the fire business.

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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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