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Archive: September 2011


General News

Specifiers at ISC Solutions

September 30, 2011Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—ISC Solutions is broadening its scope this year to include formal educational and networking programs for security specifiers. The show will also provide more opportunities for specifiers, integrators and end users to get together and talk business.“Specifiers are an important segment of the market,” said Ed Several, SVP & GM of the ISC portfolio of events. He added, “We want to make sure they have a home here, a place for an annual meeting, a platform to meet with...

Beth Blake, Ed Several, ISC Solutions, PSA Security, Ray Coulombe, Reed Expo, Security Specifiers, SecuritySpecifiers.com


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Residential

Proposed NYMP sale pending

September 30, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

FREEPORT, N.Y.—The New York Merchants Protective Co. Inc., a financially embattled New York-based alarm company that has been in the same family for about 100 years, was put up for sale late this summer.The company has been under receivership since early this year, when Bank of America sued NYMP, which is based here, and its owner Wayne Wahrsager for more than $19.2 million for allegedly defaulting on a loan.In August, the company's court-appointed receiver posted notices in The New York Times...

Bank of America, New York Merchants Protective Co., NYMP, Professional Security Technologies, Richard Rockwell, Wayne Wahrsager


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Commercial

Guard company and integrator partner

September 29, 2011Martha Entwistle

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Securitas USA, which has 400 branch locations and employs close to 100,000 guards, and Convergint Technologies, a national systems integrator, yesterday announced a formalized partnership where they'll offer a “total security program,” a combination of guard services and technology, to their customers.Convergint will provide systems integration, service and maintenance of access control, video monitoring systems and other technology-based solutions to Securitas...

Bill Barthelemy, Convergint Technologies, G4S, Securitas USA


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Suppliers

Reorg at UTC Fire & Security

September 29, 2011Martha Entwistle

HARTFORD, Conn.—UTC Fire & Security is no longer a standalone business at United Technologies Corp., the company announced yesterday.Effective yesterday, UTC combined UTC Fire & Security and Carrier Corp. to form a new business called “UTC Climate, Controls and Security Systems.” The company also announced that Geraud Darnis was appointed president and CEO of the new business.“We're consolidating Carrier and UTC Fire & Security into one integrated business that combines the...

Carrier Corp., Geraud Darnis, John Moran, United Technologies Corp., UTC Fire & Security


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Monitoring

Dynamark Monitoring opens its doors

September 29, 2011Daniel Gelinas

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers, a well-known name in the security industry—the monitoring aspect of which disappeared through a series of acquisitions several years ago, and which earlier this year announced its intent to relaunch—is once again officially open for business."We opened the door on Monday [Sept. 19] with a staff of 20," Dynamark VP sales and marketing Tom Piston told Security Systems News. "We will, of course, need to add more in the coming months."Part...

Dynamark Monitoring, Dynamark Security Centers, First Action Security Team, Tom Piston


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Fire Systems Installation

Outsmarting economy with parts, smarts

September 29, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

VENTURA, Calif.—Jeff Borrelli, president and owner of Low Voltage Solutions, a Silent Knight by Honeywell Farenhyt distributor based here, said specializing in the “parts and smarts” of fire alarm systems has helped the company stay busy in the down economy.“We let our customers make money off the fire alarm by only doing the parts and smarts,” Borrelli told Security Systems News. “We normally work for the electrical contractors, and they get to make money installing...

Granada Theatre, Jeff Borrelli, Low Voltage Solutions, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Silent Knight by Honeywell Farenhyt


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General News

AFS gets new credit facility

September 29, 2011Martha Entwistle

CORTE MADERA, Calif.—Alarm Financial Services plans to help more small- and medium-sized alarm companies finance growth with a new credit facility it closed with RBS Citizens Bank, AFS president Jim Wooster announced this week.“We fit a niche for smaller loans, from $150,000 to about $1.5 million or perhaps up to $2 million,” Wooster said. He added: “That's well below what traditional banks in the alarm industry like to lend. Because of their scale, traditional lenders like...

Alarm Financial Services, Jim Wooster, RBS Citizens Bank, The Edmonds Group


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Fire Systems Installation

Fire alarms are seen and heard

September 29, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

NORTHFORD, Conn.—In a partnership that's designed to enhance its emergency communications systems offerings, Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell announced it is working with Alertus Technologies to integrate audible and visual notification devices and Alertus' IP network command software.Gamewell-FCI, which is based here, said its E3 Series of fire alarm and other emergency communications systems can “integrate seamlessly” with Alertus' “wall-mounted Alert Beacons, text-to-speech interface...

Alert Beacons, Alertus Technologies, Beth Welch, Brian Carlson, E3 Series, Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell


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On The Editor's Desk

More cuts in Clovis

September 29, 2011Martha Entwistle

Pelco by Schneider announced yesterday that it's laying off 50 people. In an official statement, the company said the cuts are “part of an overall global Schneider Electricworkforce reduction that impacted several regions around the world and multiple locations within the US.” The company said the layoffs are necessary because of “continued softness in construction, escalating raw material costs, and fragile global markets.” It called layoffs the “last resort,”...

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

NYMP still up for sale and Pro 1 proactive

September 29, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

Here are a couple items of interest:One is a short update on something I wrote about earlier this month: The proposed sale of the New York Merchants Protective Co. The sale is still awaiting a federal judge's decision.The financially embattled New York-based alarm company—owned by the same family for about 100 years—has been in the news because Bank of America in January sued NYMP and owner Wayne Wahrsager for more than $19.2 million for allegedly defaulting on a loan.Then, in August,...

Bank of America, New York Merchants Protective Co., NYMP, Protection 1, Wayne Wahrsager


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