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Securadyne steps up

July 17, 2013Martha Entwistle

After the May 20 F5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., we ran several stories about how the security industry was affected by the storm. Since, then, I've heard from others in the industry about their experiences. Securadyne Systems, an independent integrator based in Dallas, which has a branch office in Oklahoma City, has helped out with the recovery efforts in Moore. Following is an excerpt of a report that Securadyne's Abe Romero sent along to me. On June 19 Securadyne Systems had 18 volunteers...

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Oklahoma integrator High Tech Tronics rides out storm

May 22, 2013Martha Entwistle

OKLAHOMA CITY—All employees of High Tech Tronics, a PSA Security systems integrator based here, survived the May 20 tornado, but one employee lost his home, CEO Marc Bradley told Security Systems News.“We have four employees who live in Moore, but one gentleman lost everything,” Bradley said. As Bradley described it, this employee “put his company hard hat on his young child, [put the child in his car and] outran the tornado” in his car.When the employee returned to...

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Post tornado, ASG employees tout 2GIG severe weather alert

May 22, 2013Martha Entwistle

Yesterday afternoon I spoke to some Oklahoma-based employees of super-regional security company ASG Security. Thankfully, all employees and employee families are safe, according to Bob Ryan and Ralph Masino of ASG, but many were witnesses to the destruction that occurred May 20. housesdestroyed.jpg All touted ASG Connect, ASG's interactive home security panel which it OEMs from 2GIG. ASG provides the “Severe Weather Alert” service (powered by Alarm.com) to its Oklahoma...

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Tornado spares CSG office in Oklahoma City

May 21, 2013Rich Miller

TULSA, Okla.—Monday's devastating tornado spared Central Security Group's office in Oklahoma City, but the homes of the branch manager's daughter and a CSG dealer were among the hundreds that were destroyed, CSG's Glenn Albers told Security Systems News on Tuesday.Albers, vice president of dealer operations for CSG, a full-service security provider based here, said the company was still attempting to contact all of its dealers in the area in the chaotic aftermath of the storm.“There are...

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Atlas lends a helping hand to those affected by tornadoes

May 26, 2011Daniel Gelinas

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Although Atlas Security has not been directly impacted by recent tornadoes in the Midwest, Atlas employees are actively helping out neighbors affected by the catastrophic events. Atlas central station operations manager Jon Adams said the company was moved to action by the May 22 tornado that hit the neighboring community of Joplin. "Joplin is about an hour west of here When that tornado hit, it was the first time in my five years as manager here that we were completely unable...

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