Author Archives: Spencer Ives

Guidepost Solutions announces leadership changes

Guidepost Solutions announces leadership changes NEW YORK—Guidepost Solutions, an investigations, compliance and security company, named John P. Torres COO of its Security and Technology Consulting group, a newly created position in response to the company’s continued growth of its security services. The company also hired security consultant veteran Ed Batchelor to lead its Chicago office.

Read More

ScanSource to acquire Intelisys

ScanSource to acquire Intelisys GREENVILLE, S.C.—ScanSource, Inc., a global provider of technology products and solutions based here, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Intelisys Communications, Inc., a technology services distributor of business telecommunications and cloud services, for about $83.6 million. ScanSource CEO Mike Baur told Security Systems News that the acquisition of Intelisys

Read More

Pivot3 sees record growth in 2016

Pivot3 sees record growth in 2016 AUSTIN, Texas—Pivot3, a storage solution and hyper-converged infrastructure provider based here, saw record growth in the first six months of 2016—a result of ongoing higher demand and advancing technologies in the video surveillance space. “We have experienced substantial, very exciting growth here in the last couple of years,” Brandon

Read More

Security Central acquires third central

Security Central acquires third central STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a wholesale monitoring center based here, purchased Loss Prevention Services, a wholesale central station based in Clemmons, N.C., and will make it a load-balancing third location for the company. “This one is a great acquisition for us. As far as being in North Carolina, it really shuts

Read More

Comnet founder George Lichtblau dies

Comnet founder George Lichtblau dies DANBURY, Conn.—Comnet founder, CEO and long-time entrepreneur George J. Lichtblau passed away on Aug. 3, following a long battle with cancer. He was 78. Lichtblau held more than 20 patents, many of them related to the two highly successful fiber optic transmission companies that he founded—International Fiber Systems, which was

Read More

Specifically Speaking with Shawn M. Whalen

Specifically Speaking with Shawn M. Whalen How did you get into security consulting? What’s your role with Burns & McDonnell’s global security group? I started my career as an electrical engineer (PE) designing power, lighting, and building systems. Over time, clients started asking for security design and consulting services. I became increasingly interested in security design and

Read More

Denis Hébert named president of Feenics

Denis Hébert named president of Feenics OTTAWA—Denis Hébert, current chairman of the board of SIA, and the former CEO of HID Global, today was named president of Feenics, a cloud-based access control manufacturer. “Feenics takes a cloud-based approach to access control. I believe that’s where the future lies,” Hébert told Security Systems News. “The cloud

Read More

Doyle buys in Syracuse

Doyle buys in Syracuse ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems, based here, today announced it acquired all of Murphy’s Alarm and Lock’s monitored accounts, based in Syracuse, N.Y. “We’ve had a longstanding plan to expand within our footprint in Central and Western New York and so, that continues to progress with this acquisition,” John Doyle, Jr., company

Read More

Titan Alarm acquires again

Titan Alarm acquires again PHOENIX—Titan Alarm, a security, access, fire and surveillance company based here, made its second acquisition of the year with the purchase of 440 accounts from Giant Security Systems, Inc., also based here. Titan CEO Mike Proudfit told Security Systems News discussions with Giant Security Systems owner Nick Pugliese began last year.

Read More