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IT integrator buys RadioShack security division

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01/01/2005

HOUSTON - A plan by RadioShack to outsource its security work for its 5,100 company-owned stores turned into a buying opportunity for an IT integrator who is now using the deal as a platform to further its security business.

eLinear bought TanSeco Systems, a security division run by RadioShack for more than 25 years, in early November for an undisclosed price.

Patience pays

The Comm Group took its time to open in the Columbus, Ohio area
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01/01/2005

GROVE CITY, Ohio - It took a little longer than expected, but The Comm Group recently opened a branch here to help it better serve the burgeoning education market in the state of Ohio.

The systems integrator, known for providing telecommunications and structured cabling service in addition to security, initially planned to open the office during the first quarter of last year, but held off until early November.

American Alarm buys up its neighbor

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12/01/2004

ARLINGTON, Mass. - American Alarm & Communications has bought a neighboring alarm company in a deal that not only brings onboard new customers, but also adds several employees to its payroll.

Canadian firms join forces

Securplus begins buyout process of Five Star
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12/01/2004

MONTREAL - Systems integrator Securplus has entered into an option to buy out Five Star Protection by the end of 2008.

The deal is unique in that it immediately brings together two companies with different areas of expertise.

Aerwav embarks on data mining service

The integrator taps into a business it bought this year to offer security data management
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12/01/2004

NEW YORK - Less than a year after systems integrator Aerwav Integration Services bought web-service company Mobius, the two are being merged together and Mobius’ expertise is being used as a platform for a new service for its customers.

The service set to be launched early next year is called Digital Dashboard.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2004

ABM finalizes acquisition of Sentinel Guard Systems

SAN FRANCISCO - ABM Industries Inc.  said it has finalized its acquisition of Sentinel Guard Systems from Tracerton Enterprises for $3.

Corporate facility for Red Hawk to support future growth of biz

With 12 locations, integrator ups ante
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12/01/2004

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Systems integrator Red Hawk Industries has moved its corporate facility to a new location here that enables it to offer training to customers in-house.

Moving from one business to another

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12/01/2004

TYLER, Texas - Wireless messaging company Teletouch Communications is in the process of buying a pair of security businesses, Hawk Security Services and State Hawk Security, two companies that are currently owned by an affiliated business.

The transaction, if completed, would transfer Hawk Security and State Hawk from Progressive Concepts Communications Inc.

Outside reps mark firm’s new approach

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11/01/2004

MAITLAND, Fla.- Corporate Security Management, a company that designs, programs and manages security and fire system projects, has spread its wings by adding its first sales representative outside its main office.

Interface’s eyes are on Mississippi

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11/01/2004

WAYNESBORO, Miss.- Interface Security Systems has added a pair of locations in the state of Mississippi that expands it to 16 branches, thanks to its recent purchase of Phillips-Doby Security Systems.

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