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Kratos adds SYS

Merged firm to do $400m in 2008
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04/01/2008

SAN DIEGO—Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, formerly known as WFI, announced in February a definitive merger agreement with SYS Technologies, a provider of information connectivity solutions that integrates everything from communications software to surveillance cameras to intrusion sensors. Both companies are located here.

Trans-Alarm acquires monitoring accounts

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2008

BURNSVILLE, MN - Trans - Alarm announced on Feb. 1 that it has completed the acquisition of the security monitoring accounts of Continental Alarm & Detection, a division of Continental Fire Sprinkler Company based in Omaha, Neb.

FaceKey courts investors

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2008

SAN ANTONIO - FaceKey, a company that makes fingerprint- and facial-recognition-based access and time-and-attendance products here, is awaiting confirmation that it will trade in the Current Information category of the Pink Sheets exchange. This, said Annette Starkweather, FaceKey vice president of operations and business development, should make investors more comfortable buying FaceKey stock, “because it takes that red flag off our name.

NTC, Wild Bullet collaborate to ‘Train the troops’

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2008

LAS VEGAS - The National Training Center, located here, in February announced a program called Train the Troops. The program is offered free of charge to recently discharged military service personnel to train them for low-voltage-industry careers.

West Palm takes Security 101

Starting small, firm builds a wireless mesh surveillance network with the city
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04/01/2008

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Starting with just 13 cameras, the city police department here enlisted integration firm Security 101 to install a Firetide wireless mesh network.

Safeguard adds CEO Long

CFO-type will allow holding company to focus on acquisitions
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04/01/2008

DALLAS - Sensing a weakness in its financial acumen, Safeguard Security Holdings founder and vice-chairman Michael Lagow is excited to have added Eric Long as chief executive officer.
“What I do best is the vision and the marketing aspects of things,” he said.

EODT expands security wing with James

Former Navy, Lockheed Martin vet to grow governmental, commercial operations
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04/01/2008

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. - EOD Technology, which also counts munitions response and mission support among its divisions, has hired former Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems vice president Shawn James as general manager of its Security Services business.

Select Security acquires

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2008

LANCASTER, Pa. - Select Security announced on March 7 that it has acquired the assets of SecurityNet, a security provider based in Hazleton, Pa.

Aargus calls it quits, SMI benefits

SSN Staff  - 
03/20/2008

CHICAGO--The owners of Aargus Security Systems, a firm largely supplying manned guarding services to the commercial real estate community here, have notified Illinois state officials they will dissolve the company and lay off roughly 400 workers. However, Security Management and Investigations has hired a majority of those workers, including president George Zander, and picked up much of its business.

Safeguard adds CEO Long

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03/13/2008

DALLAS--Sensing a weakness in its financial acumen, Safeguard Security Holdings founder and vice-chairman Michael Lagow is excited to have added Eric Long as chief executive officer.
"What I do best is the vision and the marketing aspects of things," he said.

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SSN News Poll July 2018

The guidelines for the EU GDPR—or General Data Protection Regulation—will become enforceable on May 25. These regulations, while being focused on European countries and their citizens, will have impacts for U.S.-focused companies. Is your security company concerned about the GDPR?