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DIRECTV gets into security, acquires LifeShield

LifeShield, formerly InGrid, is a self-installed digital wireless system with monitoring by Protection 1
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06/05/2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—Satellite TV provider DIRECTV is getting into home security with the purchase of LifeShield. Formerly known as InGrid, LifeShield is a self-installed, professionally monitored, wireless digital security system.

Oklahoma integrator High Tech Tronics rides out storm

Marc Bradley: ‘We’re thinking seriously about getting a [tornado] shelter at the office’
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05/22/2013

OKLAHOMA CITY—All employees of High Tech Tronics, a PSA Security systems integrator based here, survived the May 20 tornado, but one employee lost his home, CEO Marc Bradley told Security Systems News.

Making managed services work

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05/21/2013

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Once you make the decision at the management level to sell managed services, how do you get your sales staff to follow through?

Diebold debuts SecureStat

End users can view, manage and measure disparate security systems from any manufacturer
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05/15/2013

LAS VEGAS—Secured away in a suite off the ISC West show floor, Diebold executives Tony Byerly, Jeremy Brecher and Felix Gonzales spent the bulk of their time at the trade show showing off SecureStat, the integrator’s new online security management platform.

Dallmann Systems opening Kentucky office

Flagship project at University of Kentucky, acquisition help integrator expand business
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05/15/2013

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.—Thanks to a multi-year university project and an acquisition, Dallmann Systems is opening a second office in Lexington, Ky., and is expanding business in this region.

Canna Security looks to grow with $1m investment

Canna exec helps Colorado, Washington write regulations for security systems
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05/08/2013

DENVER—ArcView Investments, a group of high-worth angel investors, on May 3 announced that "five companies received at least $1 million in commitments." Among those five companies is Canna Security, a company dedicated to protecting legal marijuana facilities.

Tyco IS takes 'disciplined approach' to making margin

Imperial Capital’s Kessler says end users back up Tyco’s claims
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05/01/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Taking a page out of SimplexGrinnell’s playbook, Tyco Integrated Security is following a structured approach to making margin on its commercial security jobs, according to Tyco executives and analysts who cover the company.

Employee initiatives increase profits at The Protection Bureau

Matthew Ladd says measures have markedly reduced fuel use and other expenditures
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04/24/2013

EXTON, Pa.—Sharing business metrics with employees and seeking input on ways to be more efficient has increased profitability for The Protection Bureau, an integrator based here.

Stanley partners with guard company U.S. Security Associates

Companies expect to reap ‘several million dollars in ancillary business’ as result of collaboration
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04/22/2013

FISHERS, Ind.—Stanley Convergent Security Systems has partnered with U.S. Security Associates, the fourth-largest guarding company in North America.

NAV revenue up 10 percent in 2012

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04/09/2013

BRICK, N.J.—North American Video, an integrator based here, reported a 10 percent revenue increase in 2012, a result of its resurgent gaming business and growth in some new verticals.

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SSN News Poll October 2014

More and more connected products in homes and businesses increasingly provide central stations with new revenue and service opportunities to monitor those devices. But some say that to do that, centrals need to change and become more like data centers. Do you agree? Tell us what you think the central station of the future will look like.

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