Physical & Electronic Security Blog

  • Guardian Protection Services opens Nashville, Tenn., location
    by Spencer Ives on November 8, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    SSN Staff Thursday, November 8, 2018 PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection Services opened a branch in Brentwood, Tenn., 10 miles south of the Nashville city center, which became operational on Nov. 1. “We’ve been working diligently to […]

  • Per Mar acquires in Indiana
    by Spencer Ives on November 5, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Deal includes a mix of around 2,000 commercial and residential customers Paul Ragusa Monday, November 5, 2018 DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a family-owned, full-service security company based here, […]

  • ADT to acquire Red Hawk Fire & Security
    by Spencer Ives on October 31, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Acquisition enhances ADT’s scale in commercial market SSN Staff Wednesday, October 31, 2018 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Boca Raton, Fla.-based Red Hawk […]

  • D-Tools named as official product catalog content provider for PSA, USAV
    by Spencer Ives on October 24, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, October 24, 2018 CONCORD, Calif.—D-Tools Inc., a provider of data-driven software for system integrators, and PSA Security Network, a global systems integrator consortium, announced that D-Tools has been named as the […]

  • Northstar approved Qolsys for its Affiliate Funding Program
    by Spencer Ives on October 24, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, October 24, 2018 OREM, Utah—Northstar, a residential security and monitoring company based here, recently announced that Qolsys products have been approved for dealers participating in its Affiliate Funding Program. The […]

  • NuLife announces new HQ location
    by Spencer Ives on October 24, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Company is moving from California to Louisiana following merger with Lafayatte, La., companies Spencer Ives Wednesday, October 24, 2018 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—NuLife Sciences, a company focused on life safety and […]

  • 2GIG launches partitioning for its GC3 panel
    by Spencer Ives on October 24, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Spencer Ives Wednesday, October 24, 2018 CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control recently announced the launch of Smart Areas partitioning for the 2GIG GC3 security panel, a self-contained wireless system. “We’ve taken a […]

  • NuLife Sciences merges with two security businesses
    by Spencer Ives on October 10, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Spencer Ives Wednesday, October 10, 2018 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—NuLife Sciences recently announced that it has successfully closed its merger with two Lafayette, La.-based electronic security companies, LJR Security Services and Gulf West […]

  • Vivint brings the smart home to renters
    by Spencer Ives on October 10, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Multifamily and rental property owners can now offer services through Vivint’s Smart Properties program Paul Ragusa Wednesday, October 10, 2018 PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home is giving multifamily and rental […]

  • ASG principal named as senior fellow for Homeland Security
    by Spencer Ives on October 10, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, October 10, 2018 RENTON, Wash.—Joe Zaccaria, principal with the Enterprise Security Risk Group (eSRG) of Aronson Security Group/ADT, was named a senior fellow of the center of excellence for Homeland Security Emergency […]

  • My Alarm Center expands executive and leadership teams
    by Spencer Ives on October 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, October 10, 2018 NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center has expanded its executive leadership team to support recent company growth and future initiatives. Frank Iovino, formerly SVP of national sales, has been promoted to […]

  • Evolver and eVigilant merge to form Converged Security Solutions
    by Spencer Ives on October 10, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Spencer Ives Wednesday, October 10, 2018 RESTON, Va.—Virginia-based security companies Evolver and eVigilant are merging through the private investments of Hillcrest Holdings Inc. and Akoya Capital LLC. The combined company, named Converged […]

  • Convergint acquires Integrated Security Solutions
    by Paul Ragusa on October 3, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Deal strengthens company’s banking expertise in upper Midwest Paul Ragusa Wednesday, October 3, 2018 SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global systems integrator based here, announced the acquisition of […]

  • LifeShield survey covers range of uses for residential security systems
    by Spencer Ives on October 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    68 percent said they would use a system to see if their children opened doors for strangers Spencer Ives Wednesday, October 3, 2018 LANGHORNE, Pa.—In a recent survey from LifeShield, a provider of wireless home […]

  • Security 101 opens 40th franchise office
    by Spencer Ives on September 26, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, September 26, 2018 AUSTIN, Texas—Security 101, a nationwide security integrator, announced it has opened its 40th office here. Kevin Schnyder, an IT and physical security professional, is the owner and president of the new […]

  • Owen Security Solutions makes three purchases
    by Spencer Ives on September 26, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Company is expanding into gate market Spencer Ives Wednesday, September 26, 2018 CALHOUN, Ga.—Owen Security Solutions, a security company based here, recently announced three purchases in Georgia: Ellis Construction, […]

  • CSG rebrands to Alert 360
    by Spencer Ives on September 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Single brand incorporates both Central Security Group and Guardian Security Systems Spencer Ives Wednesday, September 19, 2018 TULSA, Okla.—Alert 360 is the new name for Central Security Group and Guardian Security […]

  • ADS acquires, adding branch in Ky.
    by Spencer Ives on September 14, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Deal brings ADS its second Kentucky location, 25th branch total Spencer Ives Friday, September 14, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security on Sept. 12 bought Mid America Security Systems, based in Louisville, Ky., and will […]

  • Digital Security by ADT launches Identity Protection nationwide
    by Spencer Ives on September 12, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, September 12, 2018 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently announced Digital Security by ADT, a cybersecurity service that will offer peace of mind at home and on-the-go by helping protect a customer’s personal identity, […]

  • ADS announces two purchases
    by Spencer Ives on September 12, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Company gained high quality account bases in Kentucky and Tennessee Spencer Ives Wednesday, September 12, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security recently announced two acquisitions: Delta Security Systems, based in […]