CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa--The National Systems Contractors Association announced the creation of NSCA University, an online and in-person learning opportunity for the commercial electronic systems industry to be introduced at the organization's Expo, March 14 through 18 in Las Vegas. It is organized into six colleges: project management, systems sales, system design, technical knowledge, business and allied professionals.
DENVER--Red Hawk Industries, a systems integrator specializing in the financial market, announced in January the acquisition of New England Security, a firm with more than 30 years of experience in bank design and construction. Red Hawk did not disclose terms, but confirmed it had acquired 100 percent of NES stock.
FORT WAYNE, Ind.--Pierre's Entertainment Center, a 60,000-square-foot nightclub complex that can serve as many as 4,500 people on a given night, completed the installation of a $250,000 networked security system this month.
SAN ANTONIO--Now that Julie Smith Nelson has sold her guarding firm, Smith Legacy Security, to Initial Security, what's next? Installation and manufacturing, through her seven-year-old company SLS Systems.
"I always had a installation arm running parallel to the guarding," Nelson said, and she's launching a new product that she's developed after years of working with guards.
MIAMI--On the strength of a robust condominium market and good relationships with area developers, Miami-based Future Connections is growing at a triple-digit rate. Company president David Orsham said that after just six years in business the low-voltage integrator expects to hit $10 million in revenues in 2006, "and we're expecting that to go to $25 million next year.
SAN ANTONIO--Initial Security, a subsidiary of United Kingdom-based Rentokil Initial, announced in December the purchase of Smith Legacy Security, a medium-sized guard firm in the San Antonio area. SLS owner Julie Smith Nelson will use the undisclosed proceeds to focus on another aspect of the security industry (see accompanying story, this page).