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Archive: August 2014


Fire Systems Installation

Tyco Fire brings three new sprinkler valves to American market

August 29, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

LANSDALE, Pa.—Tyco Fire Protection Products introduced three new valves in the American market this summer for use in commercial and industrial fire sprinkler systems. Introduced were two new resilient seated gate valves and the pre-trimmed DV-5 Deluge Valve.The valves, which are UL-listed and FM-approved, are part of Tyco's extensive line of fire system valves. They have proved popular in other markets worldwide, and now the American market is ripe for them as well, Gijsbert van Rooyen, product...

commercial and industrial fire sprinkler systems, Gijsbert van Rooyen, new valves, Security Systems News, Tyco Fire Protection Products


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On The Editor's Desk

Of integrators and ice buckets

August 27, 2014Martha Entwistle

Since we're coming up on the long weekend, and saying good bye to summer this week, I thought I'd go easy on mergers and acquisitions and prep for ASIS stuff, and instead use this space this week for a couple of videos you may be interested in. Yup, it's more ALS ice bucket challenge videos. This time, starring folks from integration firms and central monitoring stations. You may be getting tired of seeing everyone and her sister pouring buckets of ice over their heads, or you may not. Either way,...

ALS, central monitoring stations, Dakota Security, Emergency 24, systems integration firms


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Commercial

Advanced Cabling acquires 1st Response

August 27, 2014Martha Entwistle

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Advanced Cabling Systems, a $21 million integrator based here, has acquired 1st Response Security, a Honeywell CSS dealer with expertise in the school vertical. Both companies are based here.“They have a real stronghold in the Arkansas K-12 market. That's one vertical that we have been growing and look to continue to grow,” Michael Kennedy, Advanced Cabling Systems' president told Security Systems News.Kennedy also liked the fact that 1st Response is a Honeywell...

1st Response Security, a Honeywell CSS dealer, Advanced Cabling Systems, Michael Kennedy, Security Systems News


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General News

Five Questions: Margaret Jacques

August 27, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

Margaret Jacques recently joined Brothers Fire Protection, based in Elk River, Minn., as a life safety sales representative. She'll focus on Brothers' commercial and multihousing clients, helping them develop effective and economical programs to manage their life safety systems. Security Systems News caught up with Margaret in June and asked her five questions:Are you a Minnesota native?I was born in Illinois, but my family moved to Minnesota when I was little. I grew up in Coon Rapids. I'm one of...

Brothers Fire Protection, Five Questions, Margaret Jacques, Security Systems News


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Monitoring

SentryNet brings back the cruise

August 27, 2014Leif Kothe

PENSACOLA, Fla.—A few weeks away from releasing the second installment of its dealer app, SNapp 2.0, SentryNet, a monitoring company based here, announced it's also doing something else for the second time: booking a Carnival cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, which high-performing dealers can earn tickets to.For the dealer initiative, called the Countdown to SentryCon Cruise #2, the company created a points-based system whereby dealers earn credit for adding accounts. They are eligible to receive...

Alain Jamet, Carnival cruise, central monitoring company, Kurt Erdman, SentryNet, SNapp 2.0


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Monitoring

Guardian implements ASAP to PSAP in Richmond

August 27, 2014Leif Kothe

WARRENDALE, Pa.—When Jason Bradley was named director of central station operations for Guardian Protection Services in April, he said implementing the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program would be high on the agenda. Just a few months into his tenure, that objective has been realized, with the company going live with the program in Richmond, Va., where the company has a strong account base.It's a critical first step toward broader implementation in other PSAP-ready jurisdictions, Bradley...

ASAP, Guardian Protection Services, Jason Bradley, PSAP


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Commercial

Johns seeks to transform ISI Security

August 27, 2014Martha Entwistle

SAN ANTONIO—As the newly named president of ISI Security, Buddy Johns plans to lead this $70 million firm that's known for its specialization in the corrections vertical through “a major transformation.”In addition to changing the focus of the company, Johns is adding employees and he says revenues will increase 50 percent, from $70 million in 2014 to $110 million in 2015.“Historically we've been known as a detention company that did security electronic services. Now we want...

Buddy Johns, commercial security, corrections, isi security, security integrator, Security Systems News


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Fire Systems Installation

'Diversified' Entec Systems does it all

August 26, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

SUWANEE, Ga.— Entec Systems, based here, provides fire and life safety protection to a wide range of customers, but a lot of its work recently has been coming from two verticals, one of them new.“Lately we've been doing a lot of correctional work and entertainment venues,” Brent Laws, company president, told Security Systems News.The recreational entertainment venues are a new vertical for Entec, said Laws, who founded the company, a Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell distributor, 15 years...

Brent Laws, Entec Systems, Fire systems installation, Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell distributor, NFPA 72


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Monitoring Matters

U.S. general to keynote CSAA annual meeting

August 25, 2014Leif Kothe

General George W. Casey, the 36th chief of staff of the U.S. Army, will deliver the keynote address at the CSAA Annual Meeting, slated for Oct. 17-22 at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda. Casey, who led the U.S. Army from April 2007 to 2011, commanded from 2007 to 2007 a multi-national force in Iraq, guiding a coalition of more than 30 countries through some of the most difficult stretches of the Iraq war, a news release from CSAA noted. “General Casey has a unique story to share with our...

CSAA, George Casey, Jay Hauhn, physical security, SSN, Steve Doyle


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Fire Systems Installation

Donated fire system plays critical role in fire tech training

August 25, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

DOVER, Del.—The recent donation of a Farenhyt fire alarm and ECS system and the free installation that local company Advantech provided to Delaware Technical Community College's Fire Protection Engineering Technology program benefits not only the college but also the industry, according to Advantech.Eric Schaeffer, president of Advantech, a life safety and integration firm based here, said it's imperative that future fire protection employees get the experience that working with the latest...

Advantech, Delaware Tech, ECS, Eric Schaeffer, fire security, Honeywell, John Gampo, physical security, Security-Net, Silent Knight


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