Corporate News

ADT Commercial Acquires Denver-Based Key-Rite Security

ADT Commercial continues its strategic M&A strategy to expand its nationwide geographic footprint with announcement that it has purchased Key-Rite Security, based out of Denver, Colo. . The purchase of Key-Rite Security further deepens the ADT Commercial organization’s integration capabilities and security, fire and life safety expertise to serve mid-market, national and large-scale commercial customers across the state of Colorado and the U.S.

Keynote Speakers and Education Program Announced for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022

ASIS International has announced its programming lineup for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022 with in-person and digital experiences taking place 12-14 September at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA and via the online GSX event platform. GSX will offer timely general session presentations from acclaimed global keynote speakers.

Interface Systems Appoints Brent Duncan as Chief Executive Officer

Interface Systems announced that Brent Duncan, the company’s Chief Operating Officer and President, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds the company’s founder, Michael Shaw, who will take on the role of Executive Chairman, where he will focus on a range of strategic initiatives in Interface’s next phase of growth. Duncan joined Interface three years ago as Chief Revenue Officer and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and President in November 2020.

Arctic Wolf Launches Arctic Wolf Labs to Advance Security Operations Research and Intelligence Reporting

Arctic Wolf announced the launch of Arctic Wolf Labs, a new research-focused division focused on advancing innovation in the field of security operations. Security and IT teams are consistently under-resourced and overburdened, unable to keep up with the thousands of alerts they receive each day, let alone find the time or proper resources to conduct their own threat research or develop new detection techniques needed to outpace today’s well-resourced threat actors.

Commend Outlines Best Practices for Unified Communications

Commend Americas announced the availability of its Unified Communications Best Practices Guide that outlines recommendations and considerations to help organizations unlock the full potential of audio, video and security intelligence in mission-critical applications. The amount of information businesses process each day continues to increase exponentially. The advent of the Internet of Things and the connected world drive data capture, communication, and information analysis to new levels.

The Toggery Deploys Arcules to Monitor Operations Remotely

The Toggery is a country and western store that has been in business for 100 years in Bishop, Calif., a small town of about 5,000 people located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. This charming store serves thousands of customers from across Inyo County and the eastern Sierras region, as well as thousands of travelers who are headed up to ski at the popular ski resort, Mammoth Mountain.

Allied Universal Appoints Dan Marston to Lead and Expand Allied Universal Technology Services in Canada

Allied Universal® announces the appointment of Dan Marston as Regional Vice President, Allied Universal Technology Services Canada; further solidifying its place in market as a leading technology security services partner. Allied Universal acquired G4S last year creating the leader in global security services. Prior to joining Allied Universal, Dan Marston served as Regional Sales Director at Telus where he developed a high performing sales team across Eastern Canada.

Cozaint Kicks Off Capital Raise Campaign through WeFunder

Cozaint Corp, the developers of the Cozaint Physical-Security-as-a-Service (PSaaS) software platform, has launched it’s capital raise campaign through WeFunder in order to accelerate the company’s growth. Cozaint selected WeFunder.com it allows anyone –whether or not they’re an accredited investor– to become an angel investor in Cozaint.

Teledyne FLIR Donates 100 Scion Handheld Thermal Cameras to Help Stop Poaching in Kenya

One hundred new FLIR Scion OTM Thermal Monocular cameras will soon be deployed across Kenya as a tool to help end illegal poaching, thanks to a donation to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) from Teledyne FLIR. The company has been working with WWF since 2016 to support the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and rangers from regional conservancies to stop illegal poaching at Kenyan wildlife parks. These efforts include the Kifaru Rising Project, a 2019 collaboration between Teledyne FLIR and WWF aimed at leveraging millions of dollars of FLIR thermal technology, expertise, and support to end the poaching of rhinos in 11 parks and game reserves across Kenya.

ACRE Announces Don Joos as New CEO 

ACRE announced that Don Joos will join the ACRE executive team as the company’s new CEO, effective May 23, 2022. Don is a proven and experienced technology leader who is well-positioned to lead ACRE through its next phase of growth. Joos is a creative leader with a proven track record of building and modernizing businesses through mergers, acquisitions, and innovative growth plays. He is a central driving force for global companies and works to consistently deliver customer, stakeholder, and shareholder value.

SONITROL Announces New Gunshot Detection Solution

SONITROL announced the availability of a new, award-winning Gunshot Detection Solution for the company’s thousands of existing and prospective customers. In any organization, keeping people safe is the top priority. Unfortunately, unpredictable active-shooter situations happen all too often. So, it’s essential to have safety measures in place to help ensure quick, effective responses in an emergency. Gunshot Detection can be an important part of any active shooter safety and security plan. By integrating this technology into an existing SONITROL system, an organization’s security team can be better prepared to act in the event of an active shooter.

Qognify Appoints Brian Laurienzo as Director of Transportation, Americas

Qognify announced the appointment of Brian Laurienzo as its Director of Transportation, Americas. Qognify provides physical security software solutions to national rail operators and infrastructure owners, international airports and mass transit systems around the world. Earlier this month, Qognify launched a new solution – Qognify VMS. This next-generation video management system enables transportation organizations to maximize the outcomes of their physical security strategies thanks to advanced integration capabilities, true enterprise-class functionalities and unparalleled low total cost of ownership.

Allied Universal Acquires Hawaii’s Largest Locally-Owned Security Firm

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of Star Protection Agency (Star), the largest locally-owned security firm in Hawaii. Star Protection Agency has been in business since 1991, growing into the largest Hawaiian-owned and veteran-owned security company in the state. Although Star is primarily a guard patrol service, with workers at 125 sites throughout the state, it provides a range of security technology and consulting services. President and Owner of Star Protection Agency Robin Medeiros, along with Vice President Anderson Hee have agreed to join Allied Universal to ensure a seamless transition for customers and employees.

dormakaba’s Mesker Business to Become Mesker MBM, LP

ormakaba has signed an agreement to sell its Mesker hollow metal doors business to the key Principals of Trimco (Oceanside, California) and Metal Manufacturing Industries/MMI (San Luis Potosi, Mexico). The sale is expected to close the latest by June 30, 2022, the end of the current financial year. After, Mesker will operate under a new entity known as Mesker MBM, LP. Trimco is a recognized leader in the North American market for innovating, designing, and manufacturing architectural hardware products. MMI is the premier hollow metal doors and frames manufacturer in the Mexico market and exports its products to both Central and South America.

Joseph Grillo Announces Retirement from ACRE

ACRE announced that Founder and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Grillo is retiring, effective May 20, 2022. A proven and respected leader who has driven ACRE’s business transformation and growth strategy, Grillo’s deep knowledge of the security and access control businesses resulted in strong operating results, a track record of 11 successful acquisitions, innovative solutions, and a relentless commitment to ACRE’s customers, partners, and employees.

Lone Worker Protection is a Fundamental Responsibility for all Retailers, says Interface

As retailers continue to adapt their business models, many are increasingly relying on lone workers for opening, closing, third shifts, curbside deliveries, and other customer interactions outside of the traditional store premises. While lone employees play a critical role in keeping these businesses up and running, they are more at risk of encountering threats at work with an estimated 48% of HR professionals reporting that their organization has witnessed workplace violence*.

Genetec Cautions Public Sector to Harden Physical Security Systems Against Digital Threats in Light of Rising Cyberattacks

Following a pandemic-exacerbated rise in data breaches and ransomware attacks, Genetec guided public sector organizations on how to reduce cyber vulnerabilities of physical security systems that are often overlooked. IP security cameras and other security devices were put in place to protect people, assets, and environments. But the same network connectivity that enables organizations to monitor operations and update software remotely presents a path into the network for cyber criminals. If they are not sufficiently modern or properly shielded, they can pose significant risk to cybersecurity. An attack that originates in a camera or door controller can find its way through the network to block access to critical applications, lock files for ransom, and steal personal data.

RAIN RFID Tag IC 2021 Sales Volume Rockets Up 36% Breaks 100 Billion Sold Barrie

RAIN Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag integrated circuits’ (IC) worldwide sales volume for the second year in a row smashed industry forecasts increasing 36% over the last year helping to nudge lifetime sales past the 100 billion tag IC sold barrier. This is the seventh year in a row of sales growth for RAIN RFID tag IC sales according to the RAIN Alliance, an industry technology group.

Allied Universal Appoints Darren Pedersen to Lead and Expand Canadian Operations

Allied Universal announces the appointment of Darren Pedersen as President, Allied Universal Canada with the expansion of security services in Canada under the Allied Universal brand. Allied Universal acquired G4S Secure Solutions Ltd. last year creating the leader in global security services. Darren Pedersen joined G4S Cash Solutions in 1997 starting as Operations Supervisor and worked his way up to General Manager for Mississauga/Greater Toronto Area (GTA).