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Peace of Mind Technologies’ bold vision

Growing at 30 percent annually, integrator’s goal is to be No. 1 NYC integrator by 2020

NEW YORK—Peace of Mind Technologies’ CEO Jon Ecker has what he calls a “bold vision” for his systems integration firm: “We want to be the No. 1 security integrator in New York City in the next five years,” he said.

Condortech seeks hackers' perspective

Systems integrator creates testing lab, hires hackers to test cybersecurity of systems

SPRINGFIELD, Va.—Watching hackers demonstrate how easy it is to take over security cameras, SCADA and access control systems at the Black Hat hackers conference last year prompted Jorge Lozano, president and CEO of Condortech Services, to take action.

Protection 1 buys Cam Connections

Cam Connections has loss prevention expertise, many ‘leading business customers’

LAKELAND, Fla.—Protection 1 announced today that it is buying Cam Connections, (CCI) a full-service integrator based here. The acquisition comes in the midst of Protection 1 being acquired by Apollo Global Management, but it’s still closing deals on its own.

Apollo lands Protection 1, ASG

Whall: Combined company will be ‘a force in the marketplace’

NEW YORK—Apollo Global Management is about to take one giant leap into security with its May 19 agreement to acquire Protection 1 and ASG Security.

Vista Security goes to Florida

Toronto-based integration and investigation firm to open new business on the Gulf Coast

INDIAN SHORES, Fla.—Vista Security & Investigations, a Toronto-based firm, is opening a new office here on the Gulf Coast this month.

PE firm wants to combine Protection 1 and ASG

Deal reportedly $2b, multiple would be higher than 50x

NEW YORK—Apollo Global Management, a $163 billion private equity group, is in talks to acquire Protection 1 and ASG, with the goal of combining the two companies, a source close to the deal told Security Systems News.

Lanning illuminates simple cybersecurity step for integrators

Protocol 802.1x is easy way to protect customers, business

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Part of every integrator’s cybersecurity strategy right now should be a very basic step, configuring 802.1x on exterior cameras, according to Andrew Lanning, co-founder of systems integration firm IST, which is based in Hawaii.

MSA Systems Integration is independent—again

MidCap Equity Partners supports management buyout

EATONTOWN, N.J.—Jim Hennessy, who sold his systems integration firm to MSA Security in 2008, has repurchased the company with the help of other members of the management team and MidCap Equity Partners.

Securadyne seeks to differentiate itself with consulting services

Target customers are regulated industries, mid-sized companies that can’t afford professional consulting

CARROLLTON, Texas—Many integrators talk about taking a consultative approach with their customers, but super-regional Securadyne Systems has gone one step further by offering professional consulting services in-house.

Convergint acquires GS Security

Deal extends Convergint’s reach in New England, gives GS global reach

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Systems integrator Convergint Technologies completed the acquisition of GS Security Services of Tewksbury, Mass., a firm that Convergint has partnered with in the past.



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?