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Commercial

Acquiring during the pandemic

July 8, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

CALHOUN, Ga.—With the recent acquisition of Priority One Security Inc., Owen Security Solutions continues to grow and expand its reach, adding three new employees, 750 accounts and $34,000 in RMR.Owen Security President and Security Systems News’ 20 under 40 Class of 2017 Alumni Justin Owen recently spoke with SSN about making an acquisition — and steering the company — during unprecedented times.“We worked alongside some wonderful people during this recent acquisition and we...

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Residential

Brinks Home Security’s bulk acquisition of contracts

June 23, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Monitronics International, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which includes Brinks Home Security, announced it has acquired approximately 114,000 residential alarm monitoring contracts from Protect America, Inc., totaling approximately $4.6M in recurring monthly revenue (RMR). “This transaction fits neatly into our philosophy of acquiring profitable accounts at scale and holding them for life,” William Niles, interim CEO, Brinks Home Security, said in the announcement. “The company [Brinks...

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Suppliers

Anixter accepts $4.5 billion buyout offer from WESCO

January 15, 2020SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH and GLENVIEW, Ill.—On Jan. 6, after a month-long bidding war with an affiliate of private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, which first proposed purchasing Anixter for $3.8 billion in October 2019, the Glenview, Illinois-based company announced a merger agreement with Pittsburgh-based WESCO International.Boards of both Anixter and WESCO unanimously approved a $4.5 billion cash-and-stock deal, according to the announcement. The agreement needs shareholders' and regulators' approvals,...

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General News

Silvertrac Software joins Trackforce Valiant

January 13, 2020SSN Staff

SAN DIEGO—On January 10, 2020, Trackforce Valiant, an all-in-one solution to automate security workforce management, announced its acquisition of Silvertrac Software, Capterra's security guard management software, to expand its portfolio in the security guard market.“Our acquisition of Silvertrac follows Trackforce Valiant's strategy of providing guard firms of all sizes with a purpose-built solution to run their business,” George Wright, Trackforce Valiant CEO, said in the announcement....

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Monitoring

ADT acquires I-View Now to further enhance professional monitoring services

October 18, 2019SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a smart-home security provider serving residential and business customers, has taken another step to reduce false alarms and improve emergency response by acquiring I-View Now, a leading video alarm verification service.“ADT is a purpose-driven company,” Jim DeVries, president and CEO, ADT, said in the announcement. “We believe everyone deserves to feel safe, which means we are always looking for opportunities to invest in new technologies that keep us...

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On The Editor's Desk

ADT continues its growth spurt

September 11, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

There's been a lot of activity with ADT Commerical lately and it looks like the commercial side of business continues to grow organically and through acquisition. ADT Commerical recently acquired Design Systems Group and purchased Systems Group and Fusion Fire Protection to further broaden its commercial presence. In fact, ADT's commerial side of the business now accounts for nearly $1 billion in revenue. Here's a little bit about each of the acquired companies and what each company's president has...

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Suppliers

ASSA ABLOY acquires LifeSafety Power

September 4, 2019SSN Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—ASSA ABLOY has acquired LifeSafety Power, a leading U.S. supplier of smart integrated access control power solutions for OEMs, integrators and end-users."I am very pleased to welcome LifeSafety Power into the ASSA ABLOY Group. LifeSafety Power constitutes a strategic addition to the Group and reinforces our position in access control solutions,” Nico Delvaux, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY, said in the announcement.LifeSafety Power was established in 2009 and has some...

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Commercial

B Safe Security acquisitions affect over 20,000 people in the Delaware/N.J. area

June 25, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

WILMINGTON, Del.—To further serve established and prospective clients, B Safe Security, a regional provider of security and fire alarms in the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas that publicly does business as B Safe Security, recently announced its acquisition of Securitech, Inc. of Wilmington, Del. and DC Security Systems of Toms River, N.J. John Colehower of Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC facilitated these acquisitions.“The purchase of these two companies gives B Safe,...

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Suppliers

Motorola acquires data and analytics company

January 9, 2019SSN Staff

CHICAGO—Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced recently that it has acquired VaaS International Holdings Inc. (VaaS), a data and image analytics company, for $445 million in a combination of cash and equity.VaaS, a “video analysis as a service” company, is a global provider of data and image analytics for vehicle location. The company's image-capture and analysis platform, which includes fixed and mobile license plate reader cameras driven by machine learning and artificial intelligence,...

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Commercial

Red Hawk makes first acquisition

February 17, 2016Martha Entwistle

BOCA RATON, Fla.—In its first acquisition since it became an independent company in 2012, Red Hawk Fire & Security today announced the acquisition of Systems Sales Corporation.Red Hawk Fire & Security, is the former commercial security and fire installation arm of UTC. It became independent in 2012 when it was acquired by Comvest Partners. Based here, Red Hawk is a national systems integrator of fire, access, video and security products. With 1,200 employees, Red Hawk has more than 50,000 customer...

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