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Johnson Controls unveils security robot created by Ava Robotics

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Johnson Controls unveils security robot created by Ava Robotics

January 17, 2022SSN Staff

CORK, Ireland—Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the release of the Tyco Security Robot powered by Ava Robotics. The commercially available robot debuted in Dubai at Intersec 2022 on Sunday, Jan. 16. Ava Robotics is a leader in designing and developing intelligent robots for workplace applications to improve human productivity, safety and quality of life. Tyco previously debuted a concept robot in September 2021 at...

Ava Robotics, Intersec, Johnson Controls, Marcio Macedo


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Security 101 partners with major investment group to accelerate growth

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Security 101 partners with major investment group to accelerate growth

January 7, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Security 101, a national commercial electronic security integration company, announced it has partnered with the investment team at Gemspring Capital for the purposes of accelerated growth in the security industry. Security 101 is a leading provider of commercial security system solutions and differentiates itself from its competitors through an industry-first franchising business model. The company has more than 50 locations in the continental U.S. and is now poised...

Gemspring Capital, Jim Pasquarello, Michael Walton, Security 101, Steve Crespo


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Allied Universal acquires Norred & Associates, Inc.

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Allied Universal acquires Norred & Associates, Inc.

January 7, 2022SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif./ATLANTA—Allied Universal, a leading global security and facility services company, recently announced the acquisition of Norred & Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based full-service security firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With revenues in excess of $36 million and more than 830 employees, Norred & Associates provides clients with a full range of security services encompassing manned guarding, investigations, pre-employment screening and security consulting.  “This...

Allied Universal, Norred & Associates, Steve Jones


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Pye-Barker acquires Mountain Alarm and Yarnell Security Systems

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Pye-Barker acquires Mountain Alarm and Yarnell Security Systems

December 10, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

ATLANTA, Ga.—Pye-Barker Fire & Safety, based here, has acquired super regional systems integrator Mountain Alarm Fire & Security, headquartered in Ogden, Utah, and comes on the heels of the purchase of Yarnell Security Systems, based in Lancaster, Pa. Both Mountain Alarm and Yarnell will retain their name and teams, and Mountain Alarm will continue to be led by CEO Eric Garner, the existing management team, and their highly skilled team members. Financial details were not provided for either...

Eric Garner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mountain Alarm, Pye-Barker


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Stanley selling security business to Securitas for $3.2 billion

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Stanley selling security business to Securitas for $3.2 billion

December 8, 2021SSN Staff

NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—Stanley Black & Decker announced it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of most of its security assets to Securitas AB for $3.2 billion in cash. The proposed transaction includes Stanley Black & Decker's Commercial Electronic and Healthcare Security business lines. "We are incredibly excited to join forces with Stanley Security and are confident that we will form a winning team,” Securitas AB President & CEO Magnus Ahlqvist said in the announcement....

Mergers & Acquisitions, Securitas, Stanley Black & Decker


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Industry luminary Jim Henry joins Butchko•ESI consulting firm

December 7, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Butchko•ESI, led by Senior Partner Pierre Bourgeix and CEO Benjamin M. Butchko, announced the addition of industry luminary Jim Henry to the team. Henry, an independent consultant who has worked with systems integrators Kratos and Securitas, brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to an already super-talented team. This announcement comes approximately one year after Bourgeix and Butchko joined forces, combining two successful consulting firms into one to...

Benjamin Butchko, Butchko•ESI, Jim Henry, Pierre Bourgeix


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Guardian Protection acquires Rampart Security Systems

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Guardian Protection acquires Rampart Security Systems

December 6, 2021SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection announced the acquisition of Rampart Security Systems in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Rampart has operated for 35 years, professionally installing monitored commercial and residential security systems. The acquisition includes 3,600 accounts and will increase Guardian’s customer base in its Western Pennsylvania footprint. “Like Guardian, Rampart Security Systems is family-owned and deeply committed to the communities it serves and protects,”...

Bryan Cipoletti, Guardian Protection, mergers and acquisitions


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Securitas acquires U.S.-based Supreme Security Systems

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Securitas acquires U.S.-based Supreme Security Systems

December 2, 2021SSN Staff

STOCKHOLM—Securitas Electronic Security, the world's leading intelligent protective services partner, has announced it is acquiring Supreme Security Systems, a top 50 alarm monitoring company in the U.S. The purchase price is approximately $20 million. The acquisition increases Securitas’ service capabilities and client offerings in the northeast U.S. and aligns with Securitas’ ambition to double the size of its security solutions and electronic security business. Founded...

Kevin Engelhardt, Securitas Electronic Security, Supreme Security Systems, Tony Byerly


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Alert 360 and My Alarm Center announce merger

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Alert 360 and My Alarm Center announce merger

December 2, 2021SSN Staff

TULSA, Okla. and NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alert 360, one of the largest providers of monitored home security and home automation solutions, and My Alarm Center, a leading provider of technologically advanced security and smart home automation solutions, announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined company creates a leading operator in the highly fragmented smart security industry. Funds managed by Invesco will be the majority owners of the combined business...

Alert 360, Amy Kothari, Anastasia Bottos, My Alarm Center, Paul Triggiani, Richard Ginsburg, Vickie Catina


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ADT Commercial introduces humanoid robotics to security industry

December 1, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

DALLAS—ADT Commercial prides itself on delivering innovative commercial security, fire, life safety and risk consulting solutions for its customer base throughout the United States. That focus on innovative solutions, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to ADT Commercial’s recent establishment of its own Innovation Lab, and the lab’s initial endeavor – the introduction of humanoid robotics into the commercial security space. Dan Bresingham, Executive...

ADT Commercial, Dan Bresingham, Security Robotics


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