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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.

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.

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.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2004

Business is looking up for Group 4 Securicor

LONDON- Group 4 Securicor reported that business has grown five percent and that the integration of Group 4 Falck’s security business with that of Securicor’s is going as planned.

In its financial statement that sums up business for the first sixth months of this year, company officials said its Wackenhut guard business in the United States experienced organic growth of 6 percent.

Guard, electronic security go hand-in-hand at Vector

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11/01/2004

PITTSBURGH- Vector Security has significantly increased its guard business thanks to its recent purchase of Firm Security, a guard and electronic security provider with offices here and in Philadelphia.

The acquisition is a strategic move for Vector Security in the guard market since it enables it to double its guard base to 400 and add guard service for a new area.

ADT loads up video services

Officials expect video to be a source of growth
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11/01/2004

BOCA RATON, Fla.—To better serve its commercial customers, ADT Security Services has rolled out a suite of managed services to offer video alarm verification, remote guard tour and video auditing.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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