MONTREAL--Garda World Security announced in early December the purchase of Kroll Security International, an international provider of high-risk security services, from Kroll, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan. As part of the deal, Kroll will enter into a service agreement with Garda for all of its executive and kidnap and ransom service needs.
BEDFORD, Mass.--Touchcom, an integrator working in access control, intrusion, CCTV, employee and visitor management, and interactive building directories, has partnered with CCTV manufacturer Vicon Industries to share technologies and sales relationships.
LONDON--Rentokil Initial, a worldwide corporation employing 70,000, announced last week it is commencing a strategic review of its electronic security business, which brought in more than $500 million in revenues last year. In a conference call with investors held November 30, Rentokil chief executive officer Doug Flynn said that the division "is well managed and has performed strongly," to the tune of $70 million in profit in 2006 with 7.
SEVERNA PARK, Md.--Affiliated Services, a Maryland-based security system integrator, received in October its UL2050 National Industrial Security Systems certification, which will allow them to issue UL CRZH certificates for Government Contractor SCIF alarm systems.
CHICAGO--Initial Electronics, the North American arm of Rentokil-Initial's Initial Electronic Security Group, announced in October an agreement to acquire Barry Security Systems, of Tewksbury, Mass. Barry, which collected roughly $6.
NEW YORK--Peace of Mind Technologies is providing information about video surveillance to the New York Nightlife Association as the New York City Council considers legislation that would require video cameras on the outside of venues owning a cabaret license in New York City. A similar law has been proposed in Chicago.