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Feenics unveils its CloudForce Alliance Program

January 22, 2021SSN Staff

OTTAWA, Canada— Feenics, an Ottawa based provider of Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) solutions, announced the creation of its CloudForce Alliance Program, which is designed to distinguish best-in-class systems integrators. “We are thrilled to launch a program that delivers many benefits to both our end-user and VAR customers,” Feenics CEO Sam Shalaby said in the announcement. “First and foremost, we envision that the presence of a CloudForce Alliance shield will signal...

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Kimberlite Corp. acquires Security First Alarm King

January 22, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

FRESNO, Calif.—Kimberlite Corp., a provider of security services to businesses and residences in California, has acquired Security First Alarm King (SFAK), further strengthening its presence in the central California region, and continuing its growth through strategic acquisitions. “We are excited to welcome SFAK’s team and clients to Kimberlite - Sonitrol,” Kimberlite President and CEO Joey Russell told Security Systems News. “Security First Alarm King will allow...

Joey Rao-Russell, Kimberlite Corp.


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ESA becomes sole owner of ESX

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ESA becomes sole owner of ESX

January 20, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced it is now the sole owner of the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), an annual national convention and exhibition for the electronic security and life safety industry that had been co-owned by The Monitoring Association (TMA) since the show’s beginnings in 2008. “While it has certainly been a tough year for in-person events, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) sees the value that the Electronic Security Expo (ESX)...

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Monitoring Matters

Exceeding standards within access control

January 20, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

The concept of access control has been placed under the proverbial microscope after witnessing hundreds of people storm the U.S. Capitol building earlier this month during one of the most infamous and unforgettable days in American history. Watching video footage of outnumbered and overwhelmed Capitol police officers as political rioters vandalized offices, meeting chambers and the building’s historic Rotunda served as a reminder of the importance of fortified access control in higher-security...

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Surviving and thriving while adapting to the new norm

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Surviving and thriving while adapting to the new norm

January 20, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented security systems integrators with a number of challenges during these unprecedented times, many are adapting their own businesses to survive and thrive during the pandemic, changing the way they interact with customers and serve their ever-changing needs when working on projects. In spite of the challenges that integrators are facing during COVID-19, they are meeting these challenges head-on in order to successfully operate, finding...

Matthew Ladd, The Protection Bureau


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Allied Universal acquires Atlanta-based SecurAmerica

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Allied Universal acquires Atlanta-based SecurAmerica

January 20, 2021SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the acquisition of SecurAmerica, a privately held, Atlanta, Ga.-based security company with 49 offices located throughout the United States. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SecurAmerica was founded by Frank Argenbright, a Georgia entrepreneur who over the past 40 years has built both security and facilities management companies with operations around the world,...

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ADI opens new branch in Fort Worth

January 19, 2021SSN Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y.—ADI Global Distribution, a wholesale distributor of security, AV (audio-visual) and low-voltage products, recently opened a new branch location in Fort Worth, Texas. This marks ADI's second location to serve the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area and seventh location across the state. The new ADI Fort Worth branch, located at 5036 Saunders Road, Fort Worth, TX 76119 (Phone: 817-516-3820), will provide dealers with more access to ADI's full range of products and services. As...

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Parks Associates announces key promotions, celebrates 35 years

January 19, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—Parks Associates announced the promotion of three key personnel to further solidify its position as the leading provider of knowledge and data for the technology industry in smart home, IoT (Internet of things), connected entertainment and home services sectors. Dr. Jennifer Kent has been promoted to Vice President, Research; Jason Paris has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development; and Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein is now Vice President, Marketing. These promotions...

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Allied Universal to hire 100-plus security pros in Phoenix

January 18, 2021SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is seeking to hire 100-plus security professionals in Phoenix, Ariz. The company is holding an open house hiring event on Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the branch office at 3030 North Central Avenue, Suite #407 in Phoenix. In addition to in-person interviews, Allied Universal’s virtual interview process allows applicants to complete the company’s online application from...

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Security & Safety Things' open IoT platform awarded at CES 2021

January 18, 2021SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—Security and Safety Things GmbH announced it has been named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree for its open IoT platform and Application Store for smart security cameras as part of the Software & Mobile Apps category. "Our vision is that the functionality and flexibility available on individual smart security cameras will be a game changer for businesses looking for actionable data about their core business functions, safety and security measures and anything else that the camera...

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