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Archive: October 2011


Commercial

PSA Security launches Leadership Institute

October 27, 2011Martha Entwistle

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The CEO of a successful independent integration firm is likely a great manager, but is he or she a great leader? Maybe, but not necessarily, said PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman on Oct. 24, when he announced the launch of a new training program for integrators called PSA Security Leadership Institute.“Leadership is influence,” Bozeman said. “It's our goal to teach you to have positive influence,” he said.Bozeman described the new program at the PSA...

Arthur Beaver, Bill Bozeman, Brice Beaver, Eric Yunag, John Maxwell, Mary Ferry, Mike Bradley, PSA Security, PSA Security Leadership Institute, Sharon Shaw


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Monitoring

DICE levels more charges against Bold

October 27, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

BAY CITY, Mich. and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—A legal dispute between central station automation platform provider DICE and its competitor Bold ratcheted up in October when DICE filed three additional allegations against Bold in court. DICE now is accusing Bold of copyright infringement and violation of two federal laws, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.However, Bold, in a response filed in court Nov. 1, claims that DICE is “unable to compete with...

Amy Condon, Bold, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Craig W. Horn, dice, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, R. Christopher Cataldo.


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Commercial

Intelligent Access Systems creating new software

October 27, 2011Martha Entwistle

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Intelligent Access Systems in September hired a VP of IT, Mike Baranski, whose first project is to oversee the creation of new access control software for regulated industries.“It's for access control provisioning,” Ron Oetjen, president of IAS, told Security Systems News during an interview at the PSA Security Convention, which was held here Oct. 21-25.“Customers in regulated markets have to do a certain level of documentation for auditors, and there's...

Intelligent Access Systems, Mike Baranski, NICE Situator, Quantum Secure, Ron Oetjen


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Commercial

Shanix Technology has record year, despite flood

October 27, 2011Martha Entwistle

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Shanix Technologies, a Cranston, R.I.-based systems integrator, received an award at the PSA Security Convention, held here Oct. 21-25, for having the highest increase in sales of all PSA Security members in the Northeast region in 2010.“That was the result of a combination of things, winning large jobs and an increase in business overall,” Kekin Shah, president of Shanix Technology, told Security Systems News.Shanix had a record year despite the fact that...

Kekin Shah, PSA Security Convention, Shanix Technologies


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On The Editor's Desk

More changes at UTC: New roles for Barry, Orbegoso, Haskins, Hamberlin

October 27, 2011Martha Entwistle

Since UTC announced Sept. 28 that it merged UTC Fire & Security and Carrier Corp to form UTC Climate, Controls and Security Systems under the leadership of Geraud Darnis, more personnel changes have been made that affect the security and fire businesses.The company has made internal announcements and sent notices to some integrator customers about personnel changes, however it has yet to make "official" publilc announcement Asked for confirmation and comment on the changes, a spokesperson for UTC...

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

Guardian Security expands dominance in Tulsa

October 27, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

Here's a tidbit about Guardian Security Systems, located in Tulsa, Okla. It just bought a block of accounts from another Tulsa company, NEOSAT Alarms, according to an announcement yesterday by the Long Grove, Ill.-based Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group, which represented NEOSAT in the transaction. Here's more from the Oct. 26 release: Mark Garrett, owner of NEOSAT Alarms, stated that he “was very pleased to be able to place his subscribers with a high-quality central station that has a...

Central Security Group, Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Glenn Albers, Guardian Security Systems, Mark Garrett, NEOSAT Alarms


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On The Editor's Desk

Mace Security sells IVS

October 27, 2011Martha Entwistle

Costar Video Systems, which is based in Coppell, Texas—and is technically a division of Sielox, Inc., which should not be confused with Sielox Access and Video Solutions. Here are the details on that —on Oct. 21, completed the purchase of IVS, a distributor of high-end digital and machine vision cameras and professional imaging components which has been in operation since 1989. Costar paid $517,000 cash paid at closing plus an additional $100,000 consideration payable if certain revenue...

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Fire Systems Installation

Carter Bros. donates fire systems to Atlanta college

October 26, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

ATLANTA—Carter Brothers, one of the nation's leading minority providers of fire, life safety and security, has formed a new partnership with a historically black college in its Atlanta backyard. Carter Brothers says it will donate fire, security and mass communication products and services to the 130-year-old Morris Brown College to improve campus safety as the college implements an ambitious new growth plan.Carter Brothers is making the donation because it is “the right thing to do”...

Carter Brothers, Cris Carter, EST Life Safety & Communications, John Carter, Morris Brown College, Stanley Pritchett


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Monitoring

SecureWatch24's new dealer program

October 25, 2011Daniel Gelinas

ORLANDO, Fla.—Video monitoring company SecureWatch24 recently announced that it's launching a new dealer program for its advanced video monitoring and access control services.SecureWatch24 in July told Security Systems News about the construction of a high-end, state-of-the-art, video monitoring command center it is calling the SW24 Fusion Center ."For us, it's a matter of fusing different technologies and bridging the gap between public and private entities, between local, municipal, state...

Des Smith, Gene Dellaglio, Mediacom, SecureWatch24, SW24


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Commercial

Universal Protection Service acquires SFI

October 24, 2011Brief

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Universal Protection Service, based here, today announced it has acquired Security Forces Inc. and its subsidiary SFI Electronics, creating the 6th largest security company in the United States.Universal's acquisition of Charlotte, N.C.-based SFI will expand the company's footprint into Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. SFI has been providing security guard services since 1949 and employs...

Brian Cescolini, Security Forces Inc., SFI Electronics, Universal Protection Service, Universal Services of America


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