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SecurityNext webcast to feature industry thought leaders

August 12, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

As one of the last in-person shows to take place back in February, the first annual SecurityNext conference is the last memory I have of feeling the excitement and intimacy of being right there and rubbing elbows with so many industry leaders and peers, an experience that I am sure all of us miss since COVID-19 disrupted so much of what was essential to our industry. I feel fortunate that I was able to connect on that level and look forward to a time when we can get back to some level of normalcy...

Brivo, Christine Lanning, Convergint Technologies, Imperial Capital, Integrated Security Technologies (IST), John Mack, Kelle Shanks, panel, Ray Coulombe, SecurityNext


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General News

OSSA creates harmony now and into the future

August 12, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

SAN RAMON, Calif.—Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) members have been quite productive since the Alliance publicly opened its door in 2018, with the goal of shaping a more simplified, collaborative space for the IoT and security space. Comprised of diverse industry leaders, influencers and innovative organizations from all facets of the security, safety and building automation space, over the past 20 months, the Alliance has achieved a series of accomplishments that encompass the organization’s...

Bosch Building Technologies, Convergint, Convergint Technologies, Coronavirus, COVID, Diversity, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Open Security & Safety Alliance, OSSA


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Women in Security

Women in Security: Kelle Shanks

December 9, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

When asked what it has been like to work in a primarily male-dominated industry for the past 26 years, Convergint Technologies' Kelle Shanks said being a woman actually helped her stand out.“My journey has actually been great fun,” she explained. “I was a 'unicorn' in the industry, and I used it to my advantage. My gender made me memorable in an environment with a lot of 'sameness.' I have had lifelong loyal customers, wonderful operations people and have enjoyed success. I believe...

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Convergint acquires Life Safety Solutions Integrators

September 6, 2019SSN Staff

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies announced today the acquisition of Virginia-based Life Safety Solutions Integrators (LSSI), an innovative provider of fire alarm, life safety and security solutions, with over four decades of experience in the market.“LSSI has built strong relationships with its customers by focusing on a service-driven business model that complements our own,” Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies, said in the announcement. “We share in the...

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Convergint expands in Ireland

January 29, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integrator, recently acquired MTS Security, one of the largest independently owned security systems companies in Dublin, Ireland, supplying a single-source solution to clients in the U.K. and Europe.Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies, said that MTS Security enables Convergint to deepen its service offerings and capabilities in Europe while adding high-level talent in Ireland.“We've known the entire MTS...

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Convergint opens Omaha office

January 9, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

OMAHA, Neb.—Convergint Technologies, a global systems integrator based in Schaumburg, Ill., expanded its capabilities by opening an office here recently. This location has expertise in several different kinds of integrated solutions and has a special focus on installation, service and support.“We are excited to expand Convergint's presence with the opening of the CTC in Omaha,” Bob Peplinski, Convergint Technologies general manager, Omaha, said in the announcement. “This new...

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Convergint acquires on West coast

December 12, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

SCHAUMBURG, Ill—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integration company, recently acquired Firstline Security Integration (FSI), an Anaheim, Calif.-based integrator founded in 1992.FSI has built strong relationships with many key customers throughout the west, including those in the energy, utilities, municipalities, healthcare, and higher education markets.“Firstline Security Integration brings a great wealth of systems integration expertise to Convergint,”...

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Convergint acquires SI Technologies

November 14, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies recently acquired SI Technologies Inc., a full-service provider of integrated security solutions headquartered in Albany, N.Y., with additional locations in Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y. The company specializes in strategic commercial customers, with a large presence in the government sector.“Joe Masciocco and Jerry Mirochnik have built a strong business that is a natural fit with our customers and culture,” Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint...

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Convergint acquires Integrated Security Solutions

October 3, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global systems integrator based here, announced the acquisition of Integrated Security Solutions, a single-source provider of electronic and physical security solutions based in Cottage Grove, Wis.“Convergint has become a market leader within the financial industry, and Integrated Security Solutions has over 25 years of their own experience in this space,” Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies, said in the announcement. “This...

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On The Editor's Desk

Year of the acquisition continues

September 12, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

This week Security Systems News reported on the sixth acquisition this year for both Convergint Technologies and ADS Security, two companies that have been very active this year on the M&A front, representing a continuing trend in this “year of the acquisition.” It turns out that the M&A landscape overall is very strong and will continue to offer opportunities for companies looking to acquire and for companies looking to be acquired, according to Imperial Capital. During his keynote presentation,...

ADS Security, Convergint Technologies, Imperial Capital, Ken Lochiatto, M&A, Rick Juarez


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