WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, one of the world’s largest security and systems integrator cooperatives, recently announced the education lineup and conference agenda for TEC 2018, which will be held March 12-16, 2018, in Denver.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.—VTI Security, a national commercial integrator based here, is expanding its presence in Omaha, Neb., moving to a larger office and increasing its employee count in the area.
VTI first opened an office in Omaha in 2015, with two employees and an 800 square foot space. Now, the company has about 10 employees in the area and is moving to a recently remodeled 5,000 square-foot facility. The company has been building out the space since late 2016 and signed the lease on the space Oct. 1 this year.
UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Ina Staris was hired as vice president, legal, general counsel & corporate secretary for Securitas Electronic Security in February 2016, just one month after the Diebold acquisition was finalized, and was instrumental in making the transition smooth for customers during this pivotal time for the company. She is part of a team of eight senior leaders who report to Securitas ES president Tony Byerly.
WAIPIO, Hawaii—Christine Lanning is president of Hawaii-based Integrated Security Technologies Inc., a woman-owned systems integrator recognized as a Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work six out of the last seven years.
DALLAS—Renee Mallonee, director of marketing for MONI Smart Security, has been with the company for 10 years, starting as a marketing coordinator in 2007 and also serving as a marketing manager before entering her current role.
“I’ve really had a nice career trajectory here at MONI and been able to grow the team,” she told Security Systems News. The company has increased its marketing efforts since Mallonee started, she noted.
MONTREAL and TORONTO—BCE Inc., a large Canadian communications and media company known as Bell, on Nov. 6 announced an agreement to acquire AlarmForce and the company’s more than 100,000 customers. The deal is valued at about $166 million, BCE noted in its announcement.
The deal, which is “subject to customary closing conditions, including, without limitation, court, AlarmForce shareholder and stock exchange (TSX and NYSE) approvals,” is expected to close in January 2018.
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Capital One provided a five-year $10 million senior revolving line of credit to Bates Security and Sonitrol of Lexington, the financial institution announced yesterday.
“We are simply positioning ourselves for … continued aggressive growth,” Jeremy Bates, company president, told Security Systems News. Seventy percent of Bates Security’s revenue is from commercial and 30 percent is from residential, Bates said; additionally its customer based is currently 58 percent residential and 42 percent commercial.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has acquired the accounts of Equinox Alarm Services, a mostly residential dealer based in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This is the fourth buy this year for ADS, and marks the fourth consecutive year ADS had closed at least four acquisitions.
WESTWOOD, Mass.—CGL Electronic Security Inc, an electronic security products and services provider based here, recently introduced a new franchise model strategy to grow their national business, and announced its first franchise location in Philadelphia.
The new franchise group, CGL Technologies LLC, will partner with CGL Electronic Security Inc. and be run by John Nemerofsky, who has been named president of the new company.
MILWAUKIE, Ore.—About five years ago, Cook Security Group starting considering a new space and in mid-September the company broke ground on a new headquarters.
SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Ring announced Ring Protect earlier this week, a comprehensive DIY home security system that works with Ring’s doorbells and cams.
“At Ring, everything we make is designed to establish and enhance a Ring of Security around homes and neighborhoods,” Jamie Siminoff, chief inventor and founder of Ring, said in the announcement. “Ring Protect provides an incredibly effective level of security when compared to traditional, expensive systems, yet comes at a fraction of the cost since it was developed in-house. Offering an effective, inexpensive solution means more homeowners can afford and use Ring Protect, which in turn leads to safer neighborhoods.”
SANTA ANA, Calif. and CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Allied Universal, a facility services company and one of the largest security forces in North America with more 150,000 employees, unveiled at ASIS 2017 in Dallas last week a new Global Security Operations Center as a Service (GSOCaaS) offering.
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