MONI sees success with signing bonus

2 days 19 hours ago
The bonus program benefits more than small or start-up dealers, company says Spencer Ives Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DALLAS—At this year’s ISC West 2017, MONI began offering dealers a signing bonus, and the company had “tremendous success” at the show, according to Travis Miller, company director of sales.

Vector Security integrates two of its business divisions

1 week 3 days ago
New brand, Vector Security Networks, unveils first product Paul Ragusa Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security Inc., an integrator of physical security solutions based here, announced the integration of two of its business divisions—its National Accounts Division (NAD) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Industry Retail Group (IRG)—to form Vector Security Networks.

The new brand will provide a single source solution for managed network services and physical security serving multi-site businesses across North America.

Priority One Security acquires Blue Ridge Security Solutions

2 weeks 3 days ago
SSN Staff Wednesday, April 12, 2017

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Priority One Security, a full-service security company based here, has acquired Blue Ridge Security Solutions, a security company based in Anderson, S.C., according to an email to GSA Business Report from William R. Francis, president of Priority One Security, who said more details of the transaction will be released at a later date.

According to the emailed announcement, a monitoring station is included as part of the acquisition and gives Priority One Security “the opportunity to facilitate an even higher standard of customer service,” Francis said in the email. “Priority One Security is excited about the future given the added resources and quality personnel gained from Blue Ridge Security.”

Northland Controls opens new HQ office

1 month 1 day ago
Silicon Valley-inspired space gives company room to grow Paul Ragusa Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MILPITAS, Calif.—Northland Controls, a rapidly growing global security systems integrator and managed services provider, opened a new headquarters space here on March 24.

Although the company is keeping its existing Fremont, Calif. location, which houses its global security operations center and managed services programs, CEO Pierre Trapanese said that there was a need for additional space to meet the demand.

Paladin Security and Criterion Security announce mega-merger

1 month 2 days ago
Resulting company, PalAmerican Security, to focus on US healthcare business Paul Ragusa Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Criterion Security, a healthcare, government and corporate security company in the US, has joined forces with Paladin Security, a full-service guarding company and security systems integrator based in Canada, to create a North American super-company—PalAmerican Security.

The marriage between organizations will immediately increase service offerings and company reach across the US nationwide, operating initially in 16 states from coast to coast and growing that reach daily, according to Ashley Cooper, CEO of Paladin Security and PalAmerican Security.

MONI prepares for ISC West

1 month 1 week ago
Mungiguerra talks on how the company’s new branding will be incorporated into its show presence Spencer Ives Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LAS VEGAS—MONI Smart Security, exhibiting at ISC West under its new name, expects discussions on new programs and partnerships at the show this year.

MONI Smart Security COO Bruce Mungiguerra spoke with Security Systems News about the company’s expectations for ISC West. “We’ll actually be spending some time at ISC talking about what we’ve been doing around the brand, what we’ve been doing around improving the level of service we can provide as an organization,” he said.

Huron Capital’s Sciens Building Solutions completes second acquisition

1 month 2 weeks ago
Sciens’ strategy includes providing capital, resources and access to a national platform Paul Ragusa Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DETROIT—Huron Capital, an operationally focused private equity firm based here, announced its fire detection and security services platform, Sciens Building Solutions, has acquired W.W. Gay Fire & Integrated Systems Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that has been in business for 42 years. Sciens acquired its first company, WSA Systems of Boca Raton, Fla., in September of 2016.

In 2015, Huron Capital formed Sciens in partnership with former Siemens executive, Terry Heath, to pursue a buy-and-build investment strategy in the fire detection and security services sector.    

Doyle Security acquires Lock-Tight

1 month 3 weeks ago
Deal helps company grow its Rochester presence Paul Ragusa Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial security, fire and medical monitoring systems based here, has acquired the accounts of Lock-Tight Alarm, Inc., a privately held residentially focused company founded in Hilton, N.Y. in 2002. 

President and CEO John G. Doyle Jr. said that the company has worked with Lock-Tight owners, Bill Zachary and Michael Colletti, for many years to provide monitoring services for their customers.

Invision Technologies acquires Safe Security

1 month 3 weeks ago
Company poised for continued growth this year Paul Ragusa Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ALBANY, Ga.—Invision Technologies, a regional integrator providing telephone, IT networking and security services, has acquired Safe Security Inc., a mostly residential company that has been in business since 2000. Both companies are based here.

Safe Security had retained Steve Rubin and Ron Davis of Davis Mergers & Acquisitions Group to assist in the transaction, which was completed on Feb. 28 at Invision’s office here.

Protect America gains investment

1 month 3 weeks ago
DIY company looks to offer more products, better customer experience Spencer Ives Friday, March 3, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas—Protect America, a DIY security company supported by a UL-listed wholesale monitoring center, has announced a new investment.

“[The investment’s] purposes are to fund growth—subscriber growth as well as product road map—and really building an emphasis on customer experience in everything that we do as a company,” Jared Miller, the company’s chief commercial officer, told Security Systems News.

The company announced the investment in early February. The investment’s exact total and the financial partner were not released.

East Coast Integrated Systems: new name, new focus

2 months 5 days ago
Company CEO talks rebranding, renewed enterprise focus for 2017 Paul Ragusa Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SALEM, N.H.—East Coast Integrated Systems, formerly known as East Coast Fire and Security, is in the midst of a rebranding as the company renews its focus on commercial and enterprise customers.

Entech acquires Logical Building Solutions

2 months 1 week ago
Deal gives company key presence in Oklahoma market Paul Ragusa Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DALLAS and OKLAHOMA CITY—Entech Sales and Service Inc., based here, announced the acquisition of Oklahoma City-based Logical Building Solutions Inc. (LBS). Entech will merge all assets and operations of LBS into its existing business structure, and Entech’s new Oklahoma City office will operate under the name Logical Building Systems.

LBS currently provides installation and service of commercial temperature control and security systems in the state of Oklahoma, and the acquisition will give Entech a key presence in the Oklahoma market, according to Entech VP Nick J. Kollasch.

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