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Cross-Fire & Security acquires NISCO

December 3, 2021SSN Staff

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Cross-Fire & Security Co., Inc., a full-service life safety company specializing in the design, engineering, installation, maintenance, monitoring and servicing of state-of-the-art fire and life safety systems, announced it has acquired NISCO, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. NISCO is comprised of Northeast Integrated Systems and Northeast Fire Systems, Inc., a provider of fire alarm and life safety solutions across the Northeastern United States.  NISCO...

Brendan Doorly, Cross-Fire & Security, Ed Cettina, James Yantosca, Jr., Kelly Romano, Kevin Maguire, NISCO, Peter Schumacher, Robert V. Rex


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Genetec launches industry’s first traffic enclosure management solution

December 3, 2021SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL—Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced the industry’s first enclosure management solution that gives traffic managers and engineers the ability to remotely manage, monitor, and secure traffic enclosures. Utilizing Cloud Link Roadrunner, an industry-specific NEMA TS2 (National Electrical Manufacturer Association) compliant hardware, combined with the latest in...

Genetec, Jordan Burnsed, Victor Nunez


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Allied Universal honored with three 2021 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards

December 3, 2021SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading global security and facility services company, recently won three coveted ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards from American Security Today magazine. One gold award was given for Best Airport & Aviation Security Solution for John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and a platinum award was presented to HELIAUS for Best Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (AI), and a gold award for Best Security Workforce Management Platform.  The...

Allied Universal, Charles Bohnenberger, Mark Mullison


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Securitas acquires U.S.-based Supreme Security Systems

December 2, 2021SSN Staff

STOCKHOLM—Securitas Electronic Security, the world's leading intelligent protective services partner, has announced it is acquiring Supreme Security Systems, a top 50 alarm monitoring company in the U.S. The purchase price is approximately $20 million. The acquisition increases Securitas’ service capabilities and client offerings in the northeast U.S. and aligns with Securitas’ ambition to double the size of its security solutions and electronic security business. Founded...

Kevin Engelhardt, Securitas Electronic Security, Supreme Security Systems, Tony Byerly


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Lee Equity acquires Unlimited Technology

December 2, 2021SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Lee Equity Partners, LLC, a growth middle market private equity firm, announced today that funds managed by the firm have acquired a majority ownership interest in security systems integration firm Unlimited Technology, Inc., based in Chester Springs, Pa. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Unlimited Technology’s solutions include integrated access control and video, intercom & communications, perimeter security assessments, life safety systems, network...

Bill Bozeman, James Rothstein, John Palumbo, Lee Equity Partners, Richard Rockwell, Unlimited Technology, Yoo Jin Kim


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Siemens, SDS team to boost public safety during active shooter incidents

December 2, 2021SSN Staff

MUNICH, Germany and ROWLEY, Mass.—Siemens, an innovation leader in safe and secure buildings, and Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and the security industry’s leading gunshot detection provider, have integrated technologies to improve public safety in the event of an active shooter situation. The integration between the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System and Siveillance Video system (with possible inclusion of Desigo...

alarm.com, Rich Reidy, Shooter Detection Systems, Siemens


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Alert 360 and My Alarm Center announce merger

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Alert 360 and My Alarm Center announce merger

December 2, 2021SSN Staff

TULSA, Okla. and NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alert 360, one of the largest providers of monitored home security and home automation solutions, and My Alarm Center, a leading provider of technologically advanced security and smart home automation solutions, announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined company creates a leading operator in the highly fragmented smart security industry. Funds managed by Invesco will be the majority owners of the combined business...

Alert 360, Amy Kothari, Anastasia Bottos, My Alarm Center, Paul Triggiani, Richard Ginsburg, Vickie Catina


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On The Editor's Desk

Supply chain ripple effects

December 1, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

With the latest COVID variant rearing its ugly head – again – many of us are wondering, “When will this $h!t ever end?” Daily reminders are unavoidable as we all push through and try to stay positive, pivoting our businesses and the way we work to make this new pandemic-driven dynamic somehow work. Supply chain issues have been a topic of discussion all year with many industries, including security, impacted greatly. Response to this month’s News Poll on the...

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ADT Commercial introduces humanoid robotics to security industry

December 1, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

DALLAS—ADT Commercial prides itself on delivering innovative commercial security, fire, life safety and risk consulting solutions for its customer base throughout the United States. That focus on innovative solutions, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to ADT Commercial’s recent establishment of its own Innovation Lab, and the lab’s initial endeavor – the introduction of humanoid robotics into the commercial security space. Dan Bresingham, Executive...

ADT Commercial, Dan Bresingham, Security Robotics


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ACRE acquires Feenics and Matrix to close out 2021

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ACRE acquires Feenics and Matrix to close out 2021

December 1, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—ACRE, a global security company with multiple leading access control brands, announced the strategic acquisitions of Feenics and Matrix Systems. The financial details of the respective transactions were not released. "Our goal is to bring the industry's best technology innovators into our network of brands," said ACRE CEO Joe Grillo. "Feenics' cloud architecture and Matrix’s simplified approach to integration have helped both brands build significant loyalty from a wide...

ACRE, Feenics, Joe Grillo, Matrix, Mergers & Acquisitions


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