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Securitas acquires customer contracts of iVerify

January 7, 2020SSN Staff

UNIONTOWN, OHIO - Securitas Electronic Security Inc. (SES) has acquired the customer contracts and certain select assets of iVerify.US Inc. (iVerify). The acquisition supports Securitas' stated strategy of building its electronic security business in North America. “We are excited to welcome iVerify's clients to the SES client portfolio in North America,” Tony Byerly, president and CEO, Securitas Electronic Security Inc., said in the announcement. “These clients align very well...

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Per Mar acquires Barone and PBSS

January 2, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a family-owned, full-service security company based here, announced it has acquired Barone and Polk Burnett Security Systems (PBSS) from Iverify for an undisclosed amount. Managing director of SPP Advisors, LLC, Mark Sandler, represented Iverify during the transaction.The acquisition helps expand Per Mar's presence in Nebraska and Wisconsin, specifically in Duluth, Eau Claire and the newly established Omaha location. “This [Omaha] is a new electronic...

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Iverify acquires Checkview

April 1, 2015Martha Entwistle

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Video monitoring company Iverify doubled the size of its business with the March 26 acquisition of Checkview, a provider of loss prevention and security services for national accounts.The deal includes 170 new employees, bringing Iverify's employee count to almost 500. It adds a monitoring station in Minnesota. It also expands Iverify's reach into Canada, as Checkview has a Toronto office and employees throughout Canada.The acquisition also brings Checkview new technology capabilities....

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Market Trends: Audio-video monitoring on the rise, with cautious approach

October 15, 2014Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—There are good reasons for the inclusion of audio applications in video monitoring—just as there are reasons for hesitation on the part of integrators and end users.While that hesitation (some call it trepidation) is not going to fade significantly in the near future, there seems to be a consensus among industry insiders that predictions of increased utilization of audio surveillance functions are, on the whole, accurate.Earlier this year Security Systems News reported...

3xLogic, audio-video monitoring, Bill Trainor, Blue Violet Networks, Charles Erickson, IHS, iVerify, Ladd Nelson, Oliver Phillippou, Sean Forrest, Security Systems News (SSN), Speco, Tel Techs Nework, Todd Keller

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Securitas gets into electronic security; Iverify doubles in size

June 4, 2014Martha Entwistle

In two separate, but related transactions, Securitas is getting into electronic security and Iverify is nearly doubling in size and adding new capabilities. Guarding giant Securitas is making a concerted move into electronic security and “integrated guarding” with the purchase, announced June 2, of a 24 percent stake in remote monitoring firm Iverify. In a related move also announced Monday, Iverify bought 100 percent of the shares of commercial security and fire company TransAlarm. Iverify...

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Forrest is new Iverify CEO

March 26, 2014Martha Entwistle

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In addition to adding new customers, Sean Forrest, the newly named CEO of Iverify, sees an immediate opportunity to offer more services to existing customers.Iverify is a full-service security company that specializes in the design, installation and service of fully integrated video monitoring systems for national account customers. However, it also offers a variety of other video services, intrusion and access control.“A lot of people in the industry refer to video as...

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Iverify hires new executive vice president sales & marketing

July 25, 2011SSN Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Video-centric security company Iverify announced July 21 that Tim Gates has joined the company as EVP of sales & marketing. Gates has more than 20 years of related industry experience in national sales management and account development for retail security products. Prior to joining Iverify, Gates most recently served as VP of sales, North America for Alpha High Theft Solutions, a division of Checkpoint Systems. Since joining Alpha Security Products in 1998.

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Spagnola is new Iverify CEO

May 19, 2011Daniel Gelinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Mike May, Iverify president and CEO, on May 10 announced he would be taking on a new role of strategic advisor with the company, while interim CFO Mark Spagnolo will take over May's previous functions. Asked what his relationship with the video monitoring company going forward would be, May said there would be definite changes and hinted at a new venture "[This is a] very significant change … Iverify will remain an important relationship for me but not my primary focus," May...

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Iverify's new $39m video monitoring contract 'largest in the industry'

May 19, 2011Daniel Gelinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In what it says is the “largest video monitoring contract in history,” Iverify at the end of April announced it won a five-year contract valued at $39 million to provide guard replacement and shrink-reduction services to 529 Family Dollar stores, nationwide. Iverify president Mike May said Iverify brought big savings to the table for the Family Dollar. "[They are] using a robust application that uses Cernium analytics for location-based risk assessment that triggers...

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