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.
HOUSTON--ASAP Security Services, a security systems integrator based here, has begun devoting considerable resources to the manufacture of the Cam-V Mobile Security System, veering from its traditional installation business to serve a need the company saw as part of its work with construction firms. The self-contained system contains a DVR, PTZ cameras atop a 23-foot pole that are remotely accessible via Sprint's cellular broadband network, and batteries that keep the system running for 30 days before a backup generator kicks in to recharge them.
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.
DENVER--Universal Protection Service, a $170 million company doing roughly 93 percent of its revenues in guarding and the rest in systems integration, has opened its fourth state operation here, adding to offices in California, Washington and Arizona. Based in Santa Ana, Calif.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.--With positive results rolling in from its first acquisition in late 2006, Trans-Alarm, a primarily commercial integrator based here and serving the Twin Cities market, is looking to keep growing.