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Post Boston, regional events increase security

Maine police chief will use video to assess manpower for next year’s Beach to Beacon road race
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08/06/2013

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine—Even regional running events have increased their security efforts after last April’s Boston Marathon bombing.

World Wide Security acquires CCTV Security

Deal brings blue chip clients, potential to reach $10m revenue in 18 months
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07/31/2013

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—World Wide Security, a full service security company based here, announced July 30 that it has acquired CCTV Security, a systems integrator based in Long Island City, N.Y.

CapitalSource to merge with PacWest Bancorp in $2.3b deal

Schmidt: Security group will be impacted ‘in a positive way’
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07/24/2013

CENTURY CITY, Calif.—CapitalSource will still be a source of lending for the security industry after it merges with PacWest Bancorp in a $2.3 billion deal early next year. In fact, CapitalSource’s managing director Will Schmidt says he expects the security team to grow in the next few months.

DTT opening new office, plans to hire 500

Video surveillance provider to break into convenience store and small-box retail market
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07/24/2013

LOS ANGELES—DTT Surveillance, a manufacturer and integrator of video surveillance solutions, is opening a new corporate office in Las Vegas, plans to hire 500 new employees and is breaking into two new vertical markets.

Capital Fire & Security invests in mesh

Madison integrator building out network
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07/16/2013

MADISON, Wis.—Capital Fire & Security, an integrator based here, has built out a new mesh network in this market and it’s expecting the adoption to accelerate as it launches a campaign to let current and new customers know about this new offering.

Open standards lag, but access control to grow to $2.3 billion in 2013

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07/10/2013

AUSTIN, Texas—The drive for open standards in the access control market continues to trail a similar push in video surveillance, potentially limiting growth, but global access-control revenues are still expected to rise from $2.1 billion in 2011 to $2.3 billion by the end of 2013, according to a new report by IMS Research.

Security Specialists expands

Connecticut integrator opens second office
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07/02/2013

STAMFORD, Conn.—With revenues up 28 percent over last year, Security Specialists, a systems integrator based here, has opened a second office in Hartford, Connecticut.

SDI is $55m business after purchase

Acquisition of i-sys brings fire and other complementary capabilities
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06/19/2013

CHIGAGO—Systems integrator SDI is now a $55 million business after the acquisition, announced this week, of i-sys, a $15 million systems integrator that specializes in integrated security, environmental and fire safety solutions.

Security-Net focuses on high-level certification

National integrator has $375 million in revenue
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06/17/2013

LAS VEGAS—Security-Net, a national integrator made up of 20 independent integrators, believes the need for high-level certification for its employees “has never been greater,” Bill Savage told Security Systems News.

Sonitrol audio alarm foils would-be jewelry thieves

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06/07/2013

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—A pair of thieves attempting a heist at Koosh Jewelers here found themselves headed to jail instead after a Sonitrol audio detection alarm system heard them, barred them from entering and alerted authorities, according to a news release.

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