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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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RAS Watch partners with CONTRACE

July 24, 2020SSN Staff

LOS ANGELES—RAS Watch, provider of managed global security operations centers and scalable security programs, has partnered with CONTRACE Public Health Corps to help scale its contact tracing service. CONTRACE will work with RAS Watch to provide trained, qualified individuals to clients whose goal is to identify potential exposure to COVID-19 and halt the spread of the disease across an organization. “Our organization focuses on connecting highly qualified contact tracers with organizations...

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Allied Universal acquires, continues expansion

July 22, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—With the recent acquisition of Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. (PSSI), a full service security systems integrator based near Chicago, Allied Universal continues to expand its footprint as it grows to meet the increasing demand COVID-19 is placing on security.While the acquisition of Phoenix Systems & Service will help Allied Universal expand its technology services business in Illinois and nationally, Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones said the deal almost didn’t happen.“I’ve...

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Sonitrol of SW Ohio acquires Sonitrol of Butler County

July 14, 2020SSN Staff

DAYTON, Ohio—Sonitrol of SW Ohio has acquired Sonitrol of Butler County and their non-Sonitrol company Southwestern Ohio Security, adding 1,500 customers and bringing on all existing staff. The acquisition officially closed effective July 6th.“We’re excited about the opportunity to do what we do best for even more people and businesses across Southwest Ohio and Central Ohio,” Chip Shiver, president of Shiver Security Systems and Sonitrol of SW Ohio. “Our technology, our local monitoring...

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Acquiring during the pandemic

July 8, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

CALHOUN, Ga.—With the recent acquisition of Priority One Security Inc., Owen Security Solutions continues to grow and expand its reach, adding three new employees, 750 accounts and $34,000 in RMR.Owen Security President and Security Systems News’ 20 under 40 Class of 2017 Alumni Justin Owen recently spoke with SSN about making an acquisition — and steering the company — during unprecedented times.“We worked alongside some wonderful people during this recent acquisition and we...

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