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Johns seeks to transform ISI Security

August 27, 2014Martha Entwistle

SAN ANTONIO—As the newly named president of ISI Security, Buddy Johns plans to lead this $70 million firm that's known for its specialization in the corrections vertical through “a major transformation.”In addition to changing the focus of the company, Johns is adding employees and he says revenues will increase 50 percent, from $70 million in 2014 to $110 million in 2015.“Historically we've been known as a detention company that did security electronic services. Now we want...

Buddy Johns, commercial security, corrections, isi security, security integrator, Security Systems News

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IdentiSys buys Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies

June 3, 2014Martha Entwistle

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—IdentiSys, an integrator that specializes in identification systems, announced June 2 that it has acquired Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies, based in Cincinnati.The purchase will bring IdentiSys about $1 million in revenue. “It's good revenue, and the margins she [Elaine Margolis, president and founder of Photo I.D. Systems] was realizing were very strong,” Deb Ferril, president and COO of IdentiSys, told Security Systems News. Once Photo I.D. Systems is folded...

Deb Ferril, Elaine Margolis, Identisys, Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies, security integrator, Security Systems News

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General News

Critical infrastructure security leaders: 'bridging the gap' with integrators

February 7, 2014Leif Kothe

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Securing critical infrastructure is always a tall order, but add in the constraints of a tight budget and it becomes an even more daunting challenge.To get the most out of a security solution under such demands, end users often have to become more than just security directors—they have to become salesman.“You have to sell it as something that's of value to the community,” Thomas Komola, manager of the security and emergency management office, Massachusetts...

Bhavesh Patel, end user, Genzyme, MIT, physical security, Rob Hile, Scott Starkey, security integrator, SSN, SureView Systems, Thomas Komola

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Fire Systems Installation

Global fire protection systems market predicted to reach $66.56 billion in 2018

November 5, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

DALLAS—The global fire protection systems market—products and services—will climb from $34.7 billion currently to $66.56 billion by 2018, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.That's an increase of more than 90 percent and represents a compound annual growth rate of 13.9 percent during that five-year period, says the research and consulting company, based here.The North America market is expected to have the largest share of the total market—between 40-50 percent—by...

fire systems, markets and markets, physical security, Rahul Pandey, RFID, security integrator, SSN

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Vector Security acquires IRG, managed network services company

August 19, 2013Martha Entwistle

PITTSBURG—National integrator Vector Security will be able to offer managed network services to its customers and will have access to the "Who's Who of retail customers”—including American Eagle, Estée Lauder and Coach—as the result of its acquisition of Industry Retail Group (IRG), a managed network services company based in Bethesda, Md.Under the terms of the deal, announced Aug. 20, IRG will become a subsidiary of Vector and will be based here. Its 32 employees, including...

Industry Retail Group, Mike Luzio, Pam Petrow, physical security, security integrator, SSN, Vector Security

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