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G4S looks to reestablish itself

Company much more than just a manned guarding company, CEO says
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05/31/2017

JUPITER, Fla.—G4S, a global, full-service security company based here, continues to reestablish itself as more than just one of the largest security guard providers in the world, according to G4S North America CEO John Kenning.

Launch Security looks for cybersecurity to take off

SSN ‘20 under 40’ winner Rob Simopoulos starts new company in Maine
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05/31/2017

PORTLAND, Maine—Security Systems News’ “20 under 40” winner from the integrator class of 2015, Rob Simopoulos, along with company partner Andrew Rinaldi, formed Launch Security here last month with the idea of helping organizations improve their overall cybersecurity posture.

PSA Security Network moving dates, location for TEC 2018

Conference relocating to downtown Denver during ski season
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05/24/2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA Security Network, a global electronic security cooperative, announced that its PSA TEC conference is moving to the Downtown Denver Sheraton in 2018, from March 11-15. 

Security 101 adds new location

Franchise model a success; national company going global
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05/08/2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Security 101, a franchise-model commercial security company based here, recently added a franchise location in Philadelphia, giving the company 37 in total.

Securitas Electronic Security unveils new HQ facility

Parent company, Securitas, extends footprint in Mexico with acquisition
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05/03/2017

UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Securitas Electronic Security Inc. (SES) unveiled its new headquarters here on April 21 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house that included more than 100 guests, from community leaders and special dignitaries to business partners and SES customers. SES is part of Securitas, which announced this week the acquisition of an electronic security services company in Mexico from Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

PSA Security acquires USAV and CI Edge

Deal helps to accelerate PSA’s growth in the ProAV sector
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05/03/2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA Security Network, a global electronic security cooperative, announced this week that it has acquired USAV, a close-knit team of professional audio-visual (ProAV) integrators. USAV’s affiliate CI Edge, a buying group designed to support middle market commercial technology integrators, was also acquired as part of the transaction.

Vector Security integrates two of its business divisions

New brand, Vector Security Networks, unveils first product
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04/19/2017

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security Inc., an integrator of physical security solutions based here, announced the integration of two of its business divisions—its National Accounts Division (NAD) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Industry Retail Group (IRG)—to form Vector Security Networks.

Inside the PSA Security Network

President and CEO Bill Bozeman talks PSA TEC, trends and the industry’s future
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04/12/2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—As the PSA Security Network—one of the largest electronic security cooperatives—gets ready for its annual security conference, TEC 2017 in Westminster, Colo., May 7-11, Security Systems News caught up with the organization’s president and founder, Bill Bozeman, and director of marketing, Kim Garcia, to get their thoughts on the show, the network and the integrator community as a whole.

Northland Controls opens new HQ office

Silicon Valley-inspired space gives company room to grow
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03/29/2017

MILPITAS, Calif.—Northland Controls, a rapidly growing global security systems integrator and managed services provider, opened a new headquarters space here on March 24.

Paladin Security and Criterion Security announce mega-merger

Resulting company, PalAmerican Security, to focus on US healthcare business
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03/28/2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Criterion Security, a healthcare, government and corporate security company in the U.S., has joined forces with Paladin Security, a full-service guarding company and security systems integrator based in Canada, to create a North American super-company—PalAmerican Security.

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SSN News Poll January 2018

ADT recently announced its finalized acquisition of DATASHIELD and the new brand of ADT Cybersecurity. What are your thoughts on physical security companies in the cybersecurity space?