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National Guardian gains Eagle Security

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

NORWALK, Conn.--National Guardian, a growing integrator looking expand its national accounts business, announced this week the acquisition of Eagle Security, based in St.

Adesta earns SAFETY Act approval

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2007

OMAHA, Neb.--Adesta, a systems integrator and project management company working in security and communications, announced this week that its Physical and Electronic Security Solutions Services have earned certification and designation as a qualified anti-terrorism technology under the SAFETY Act of 2002.

ISI is first piece of Argyle Security

Holding company fulfills objectives with integrator purchase
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02/01/2007

SAN ANTONIO--Argyle Security Acquisition Corporation, a public special-purpose acquisition company, announced in December the purchase of ISI Detention Contracting Group, which does business as ISI Security Group and performs electronic security integration in the commercial and detention markets. ISI will continue as a wholly owned subsidiary of Argyle, and ISI stockholders will receive $16.

Northrop creates new UK company

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2007

LONDON--Northrop Grumman announced Dec. 5 the creation of Northrop Grumman UK Limited, a new UK-registered company based here that will target the UK defense, security, civil government and commercial sectors.

Adesta opens Houston office

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01/01/2007

OMAHA, Neb.--Adesta, an integration firm operating in communications and electronic security, has opened a new office in Houston, Texas, working under the Central Security Group.

Will Democratic Congress alter SBInet?

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01/01/2007

WASHINGTON--The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General released a report in December saying DHS "does not have the capacity needed to effectively plan, oversee, and execute the SBInet program; administer its contracts; and control costs and schedule." This is likely to draw congressional eyes increasingly toward Boeing, which won an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with U.

Garda buys KSI

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2007

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.

Touchcom, Vicon partner

Technology, sales-forces integration
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01/01/2007

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.

Rentokil-Initial mulls sell-off of security

Strategic review, to be completed in February, could result in $500 million sale of significant international integrator
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01/01/2007

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.

Aegis offshoots services business

Security Support Center outsources system management
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01/01/2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Much as IBM has had success outsourcing IT services to corporations, Aegis Security Design has spun off a division that will provide outsourced security system management services.

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