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Managed services: In-house or out?

October 28, 2013Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the eyes of many in the industry, bringing managed services expertise in-house offers a way to gain a competitive edge and keep pace with the convergence of IT and security. Some recent acquisitions, such as Vector Security's August acquisition of IRG, or Skyhawk's purchase of Big Networks, reflect the expansion of this philosophy.Our readers tend to see value in the approach as well. In SSN's November News Poll, 55 percent indicated that bringing managed services know-how...

Big Networks, IP video, irg, IT infrastructure, managed services, Physical Security, SAFEPORT Security and Surveillance, Skyhawk Group, Vector Security

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Skyhawk acquires IT firm

October 2, 2013Leif Kothe

BATON ROUGE, La.—As more panels go IP in businesses and homes, security companies are continuing to see the allure of bringing some IT minds in-house.Skyhawk Security, whose core security offering is video monitoring for 150 commercial clients, is the latest to act on that instinct. Skyhawk, based here, acquired Baton Rouge-based IT firm Big Networks in a move that presents some potentially robust cross-selling opportunities for the newly merged company, now called Skyhawk Group.Through the...

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Monitoring Matters

Skyhawk Security completes acquisition

September 25, 2013Leif Kothe

In another illustration of the industry's evolution, Baton Rouge La.-based Skyhawk Security, which offers remote video monitoring, IP camera systems and access control systems for commercial customers (most in Louisiana, but some as distant as California), acquired local IT firm Big Networks. With the purchase of the firm's assets and intellectual property, the Skyhawk Group (the name of the merged company) will have an in-house IT unit to supplement its security offerings. The move establishes an...

Big Networks, Brett Lofton, Physical Security, Skyhawk Group, Skyhawk Security, Video Monitoring, Video Surveillance

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