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Development continues on WTC security system

Law enforcement, fire dept. help with evolution of SAPS
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10/20/2011

WEST POINT, N.Y.—The tenth anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone without incident at the new World Trade Center site, but the development of the security system is a work in progress, Lou Barani, WTC security director told a crowd of more than 120 ASIS members and guests on Oct. 18.

Schneider Electric targets security space for growth

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10/20/2011

CHICAGO–Schneider Electric, a global player in building automation and energy management systems, expects physical security to be one of its major growth areas going forward, according to Jim Sandelin, SVP of the company’s Buildings Business in the Americas.

PSA Security & ITS group partner

Recent changes in industry highlight need for specialized training
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10/13/2011

TAMPA, Fla.—It’s been in the works for 18 months, but the partnership announced Oct. 3 between PSA Security and BICSI—a professional association that supports the information technology systems (ITS) industry—could not have come at a better time, said Bill Bozeman, PSA Security CEO.

MSA Systems Integration says future is bright for independent integrators

ASI changes name to MSA Systems Integration
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10/13/2011

EATONTOWN, N.J.— While some independent integrators are wary of recent changes in the security landscape (realignments at UTC and Siemens, and acquisitions such as Stanley/Niscayah) an integrator based here says his business has and will continue to benefit from what’s gone on with the competition in recent years.
“There’s money to be made in confusion,” Jim Hennessy, president of MSA Systems Integration (formerly Access Systems Integration).

Guard company and integrator partner

Securitas and Convergint say a combination of guards and technology is often the best answer
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09/29/2011

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Securitas USA, which has 400 branch locations and employs close to 100,000 guards, and Convergint Technologies, a national systems integrator, yesterday announced a formalized partnership where they’ll offer a “total security program,” a combination of g

Reorg at Siemens

Bob Suermann, Rob Hile, Thomas Beare will head up new combined business unit
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09/22/2011

ORLANDO, Fla.—In an effort to provide more integrated and intelligent solutions to its customers, Siemens has merged its fire and security businesses to form Siemens’ Fire Safety and Security business unit.

Tyco to split in three, again

Commercial Fire & Security, ADT Resi, Flow Control
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09/19/2011

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco International plans to split into three independent, publicly traded companies, according to a plan unanimously approved by the board of directors and announced this morning.

CSI launches security division

20-year-old electrical contractor brings security in house
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09/14/2011

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Instead of contracting out all of the physical security work on the jobs it does, CSI Electrical Contractors, a $100 million electrical contractor based here, decided last January to bring security expertise in house.

The push for standards

Will the WTC project affect the future of standards development, and other enterprise projects?
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09/12/2011

NEW YORK—Will a marquee security project like the World Trade Center affect how enterprise-level projects are designed and implemented in the future? Or, will this project, which involves multiple manufacturers working together, translate to momentum for establishing standards in the security industry? Several of those involved in the project believe that may be the case.

Stanley to close Niscayah deal tomorrow

Byerly: ‘Expect to see visible steps soon.’
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09/08/2011

STOCKHOLM—Stanley Black & Decker executives are here today preparing for the Sept. 9 closing of its $1.2 billion cash offer purchase of Niscayah.

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