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Archive: November 2012


Tri-Ed/Northern buys SGI

November 30, 2012Martha Entwistle

WOODBURY, N.Y.—Tri-Ed/Northern today closed a deal to buy San Antonio-based SGI, a wholesale distributor with 13 branches and about 80 employees, Pat Comunale, Tri-Ed/Northern president and CEO, told Security Systems News.“It definitely makes us the dominant independent distributor in the Southwest,” Comunale said. “And it gets us into six additional markets that we were not in.”“We're holding true to form on our buy-and-build strategy,” he said. “We...

Audax Group, DataCom, Pat Comunale, Security Systems News (SSN), SGI, Tri-Ed/Northern

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Brivo and SALTO Systems enter partnership

November 30, 2012SSN Staff

BETHESDA, Md.—Brivo Systems, a provider of cloud-based applications for security management, today announced it has formed a corporate partnership with SALTO Systems, an access control company whose U.S. branch is based in Atlanta, according to a company statement. Through this partnership, SALTO wireless locking devices will supplement Brivo's portfolio of access control and video solutions and support its ongoing mission to reduce total cost of ownership for its access control customers,...

Brivo Systems, SALTO Systems, Steve Van Till

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ADT to add 120 jobs at Florida HQ

November 30, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

The ADT Corp. won praise from Florida Gov. Rick Scott at an event this week at which ADT announced it will add 120 jobs at its Boca Raton headquarters, according to a newspaper report. Florida state, county and local governments have pledged $1.6 million in a public funding incentive package to persuade ADT to stay in Florida and create the jobs, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. It said the jobs would be created over the next couple of years and be in “human resources, information...

Naren Gursahaney, Rick Scott, Sarah Cohn, Security Systems News (SSN), Steven Abrams

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Bob Woodward to keynote SIA summit

November 29, 2012SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Bob Woodward will be the keynote speaker at the Security Industry Association's Government Summit on June 4-5 in Washington, D.C., according to a SIA statement. Woodward and Carl Bernstein rose to national prominence for their coverage of the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post. In 2001, Woodward won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He has written or co-written...

2012, Bob Woodward, Security Industry Association (SIA) GovSummit

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Vivint contributes $10,000 to ESA youth scholarships

November 29, 2012SSN Staff

IRVING, Texas—The Electronic Security Association announced that Vivint has stepped up as the exclusive sponsor of the 2013 ESA Youth Scholarship Program with a contribution of $10,000, according to an ESA statement. Through the scholarship program, created in 1996, ESA has donated more than $300,000 to children of law enforcement officers, firefighters and other active-duty public safety personnel. The extra sponsorship dollars will allow ESA to award a $10,000 scholarship to the first-place...


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FutureSentry teams up with Mi5 Security

November 29, 2012SSN Staff

MIAMI—FutureSentry, a developer of automated detection solutions, today announced it has entered a strategic agreement with Mi5 Security, a provider of wireless outdoor surveillance cameras and cloud-based management services, according to a company statement. The purpose of the partnership is to develop a solar-powered, wireless automated detection system for areas where infrastructure is limited. The combined solution is designed to filter out false alarms and enable reliable situational...

FutureSentry, Helen Wattie, Mi5 Security

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COPS Monitoring acquires AlarmWATCH

November 28, 2012Rich Miller

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring has acquired AlarmWATCH of Hunt Valley, Md., a deal that brings the nationwide wholesale monitoring provider 400 new dealers and 150,000 accounts.The acquisition includes a 14,000-square-foot, UL-listed central station that COPS will use to monitor AlarmWATCH's accounts, said David Smith, director of marketing and communications for COPS. The company currently operates central stations in five locations: Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, Texas and at its headquarters...

AlarmWATCH, COPS Monitoring, David Smith

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New First Alert leader aims to 'reinvent' the program

November 28, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.— Marek Robinson, the new leader of First Alert Professional, says his hiring is an example of Honeywell Security Products' renewed focus on its premier dealer program. “If you go back even six months or a year there was really no one leading the network, so just the investment in people is a very significant one—bringing me into the role, and we're going to be adding several people from both a sales and marketing function to support the loyalty programs,”...

Honeywell, Marek Robinson, Scott Harkins

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Fire-Lite Alarms launches program using Web-based platforms

November 28, 2012SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell recently launched a program utilizing a variety of online platforms, such as online training, webinars and social media, according to a company statement. The programs are designed to make the company more “transparent and accessible to customers.” “The message is loud and clear—people want immediate information on our equipment, how to use it and how to troubleshoot any issues,” Liz Richards, Fire-Lite Alarms communications...

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For ASG: Another year, another territory

November 28, 2012Martha Entwistle

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security likes to expand into a new territory every year, and 2012 is no different. The super-regional made two year-end buys, entering Louisiana for the first time and beefing up its presence in North Carolina, ASG CEO Joe Nuccio told Security Systems News.ASG on Nov. 16 acquired USA Fire & Burglar Alarm in New Orleans. The deal brought with it $180,000 in RMR and 35 employees. ASG also bought RSH Protection Inc. in Charlotte, N.C. That deal brought $70,000 in RMR.Nuccio...

ASG Security, Brian Mahl, Joe Nuccio, Lou Sepulveda, LV Systems, Ralph Masino, RSH Protection, TnT, USA Fire & Burglar Alarm

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