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SSN Exclusive Interview: Interface’s new President and COO Brent Duncan

November 18, 2020Cory Harris

YARMOUTH, Maine—It has been just over one month since Brent Duncan was promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO) of Interface Security Systems, and in that short time he has guided the managed service provider on a clear path to success, thanks to what he calls a focus on “fanatic” customer support and a substantial investment in product innovation and IT infrastructure.   Duncan, who served as chief revenue officer for 18 months at Interface prior to his October...

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ADT Commercial acquires Deterrent Technologies

November 9, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With the recent acquisition of Deterrent Technologies, Inc., based out of Ocean, N.J., ADT Commercial continues its strategic M&A strategy, expanding its nationwide geographic footprint and deepening its capabilities to serve mid-market, national and large-scale commercial customers in New York and New Jersey. “We’re thrilled to welcome Deterrent Technologies to the ADT Commercial organization and deepen our bench strength as experienced commercial security providers,"...

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NYSS and Alcatraz partner to increase touchless access control offerings

October 27, 2020SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Alcatraz, developer of secure touchless access control products, has partnered with New York Security Solutions, Inc. (NYSS) to sell and market the Alcatraz Rock platform in the East Coast market.   “At NYSS, we take pride in the effort we put into choosing a security product to recommend to our clients and as technology geeks we have been very impressed with the Alcatraz Rock platform and its ability to deliver touchless access control using artificial intelligence,...

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Per Mar acquires Martin Security Systems

October 14, 2020SSN Staff

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based here, has acquired Martin Security Systems, Inc. based in Valparaiso, Ind. Martin Security Systems Inc. was founded by Robert Martin in 1984, and has been a family-run business since the beginning. Per Mar Security Services COO Brian Duffy said that everyone at Per Mar feels “honored to have been selected by the Martin family to serve the customers Martin...

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ADT Commercial invests in AI company

September 23, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.— ADT Commercial is investing in Percepta Labs, an artificial-intelligence technology startup out of Philadelphia, with the goal to drive  commercialization and application of the startup’s AI technology to help detect and deter shoplifting. ADT Commercial will work directly with Percepta to further test and develop the application of Percepta’s proprietary, socially responsible AI technology in commercial environments and facilitate the launch when the solution...

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Allied Universal acquires IT-focused integrator

September 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal’s recent acquisition of New Jersey-based Service Works Inc. (SWI), a security and IT infrastructure integrator offering turnkey and custom solutions to clients nationwide, expands on its IT capabilities in the Tri-State area. Allied Universal Chairman and CEO Steve Jones told Security Systems News that Allied Universal had been working with SWI for about a year on this deal as this type of acquisition “aligns perfectly with our strategy to target...

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Smart security dealer finds creative ways to secure business during challenging time

August 17, 2020Paul Spinella

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—No security and home automation dealers saw COVID-19 coming, and none were prepared for the ways this global health crisis would change their business. But some companies, like All-In-One Security of Louisville, KY, may have been quicker, more creative and more successful in their response than others. Consistently ready to make changes“We try not to be too comfortable,” said All-In-One Co-Owner, Eric Armstrong. “We’ve been growing this business for 20 years, and part...

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PSA announces corporate social responsibility program

August 14, 2020SSN Staff

WESTMINISTER, Colo.—To better its community as well as the low-voltage systems integration industry as a whole, PSA, which is focused on philanthropic giving, employee wellness and developing the next generation of industry leaders, launched its corporate social responsibility program. “Our employees have been the driving force in getting PSA involved in supporting our communities,” Bill Bozeman, CEO, PSA said in the announcement. “I’m constantly impressed by their willingness to jump...

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RAS Watch having success with GSOC-as-a-service model

August 12, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—RAS Watch Founder and SSN Class of 2019 “40 under 40” Alumni Ryan Schonfeld said the idea to create an intelligent Safety & Security-as-a-Service model came after hearing Silicon Valley companies talk about how their growth was outpacing their security infrastructure needs.“We asked ourselves, ‘How can we solve this?’ So, we came up with a scalable, Fortune 100-level program based on what a true safety and GSOC program should be, not just a camera monitoring room,...

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S3 expands into Western Virginia

August 6, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

RALEIGH, N.C.—Strategic Security Solutions (S3), a provider of engineered security solutions, has acquired Intelligent Security Integrations, LLC, expanding its reach into the Lynchburg, Va. market.S3 CEO and SSN Class of 2016 “20 under 40” Alumni Jay Slaughterbeck told Security Systems News that all ISI employees have become S3 employees and will be going through a new hire orientation in Raleigh next week along with some other new hires from the Raleigh office.“S3 will continue to operate...

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