CINCINNATI, Ohio--In a model relatively new to the security industry, MonitorClosely.com has established a franchise network, totaling 53 franchisees by May of 2007, that provides IP-based video surveillance services for small businesses.
BOCA RATON, Fla.--ADT Security Services, a part of Tyco International, has released the Local Device Manager for its Sensormatic SmartEAS anti-theft solutions, allowing retailers to collect loss prevention and operational data more quickly and accurately and provide them with better understanding of their business.
CALGARY and SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--United Protection Security Group, a guarding, monitoring, and installation firm based in Calgary, and Convergint Technologies, a security systems integrator based in Schaumburg, Ill.
YARMOUTH, Maine--While few commercial security systems integrators would claim to run environmentally friendly businesses by design, many have taken small, logical steps to reduce their impact on the environment. Some efforts are as simple as organizing internal recycling campaigns, others are as complex as actively searching out new vendors for tried-and-true solutions, but most are simple common sense.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--Privately held security integrator Amata announced in early June a $152 million contract with Pacific Texas Pipeline and Transportation Company to install and service a security system to protect 900 miles of pipeline stretching from El Paso, Texas, to Phoenix, and from Phoenix, to Las Vegas.
HOUSTON--Infrastruct Security, a full-service security firm specializing in the regulated security market, has merged with Dowley Security, an Oklahoma-based integrator working in the petrochemical, gaming and banking markets. The deal, finalized May 31, was funded with $3 million in Series B funding contributed by Murphree Venture Partners, Stonehendge Capital, Jeminson Investment and Louisiana Fund 2, the same consortium that supplied Infrastruct with $4 million in funding at this time last year.
DENVER, Colo.--As Security Systems News went to print, Red Hawk, a security systems integrator acquired late last year by UTC Fire & Security, announced the acquisition of Crow Security, a systems integrator specializing in the banking industry and located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--VTI Security, a SecurityNet member based here with 110 employees in offices in Minnesota, Colorado, South Dakota and Wisconsin, announced in early May the completion of phase I of its 2007 "Technology Education" initiative, aimed at obtaining higher level skill sets for its employees.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?