SecurAmerica, a U.S. man-guarding security company, has announced the purchase of ERMC, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, SecurAmerica, headed by Frank Argenbright, will continue its relentless focus on growth. With this expansion of infrastructure, the combined business will operate in over 650 locations, employ more than 8,000 security officers, and have annual revenues of over $300 million. SecurAmerica will now be the fifth largest U.S. security company.
This is another article in Security.World’s Company Grows series. We were fortunate to catch up with Pierre Racz, Founder, President and CEO of Genetec and chatted about how Genetec has grown over the years. Pierre Racz is not your typical growth company CEO in that he is first and foremost an engineer. He has a master of the underlying technologies, however, he has a keen sense of the market, where he and his company, Genetec, fits into the marketplace. Racz also is atypical in that he has been able to stay current on new technologies, grow his company past the pure entrepreneur stage, and now runs an industry leading video management software company.
Arecont Vision® has announced that PAR Products has joined the company’s Manufacturer’s Representative Partner program. PAR will complement the Arecont Vision sales team in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas (TOLA) in providing expert pre-sales assistance to end users, systems integrators, and distributors.
ONVIF hosted its annual membership meeting in late October, providing an update to members on the accomplishments of ONVIF in 2017 and its outlook for the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile A in 2017 and the ongoing development of Profile T for advanced video streaming, activities which are enabling the growing prevalence of the nearly 9,000 ONVIF conformant products in bid and specification processes in projects around the world.
Amazon recently announced Amazon Key, a new service allowing for delivery when homeowners aren’t home by giving drivers a special digital key. With the help of a compatible smart lock and security camera, delivery drivers will be able to unlock the front door and deliver the package inside, all while the customers watches from their smartphone.
Viakoo’s unique Automated System and Data Verification Solution is creating new and profitable Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR) opportunities for leading physical security integrators. Stanley Security, Siemens and G4S are amongst the list of integration giants expanding their RMR streams with Viakoo’s award-winning and patented solution, which now has logged over 100 million hours of service.
Sielox announced their partnership with F.M. Valenti, Inc., of Peabody, MA, to serve as their manufacturer’s representative for the New England Region, New York, and North Jersey. F.M. Valenti will represent the company’s full line of solutions, which includes its industry-leading Pinnacle® Access Control Software suite; AnyWare Browser-Based Access Control Platform; the 1700 Intelligent Controller, which includes a Lock Toggle feature; and the innovative Sielox CLASS (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System™) emergency notification and lockdown solution.
OnSSI has promoted Duncan Havlin to the position of National Sales Manager, effective September 25, 2017. As a member of the OnSSI sales team for the past five years as Western Regional Manager, Duncan has proven his product knowledge, customer relationship building and leadership abilities, making him well suited for the position.
Arecont Vision® announced that Ipsotek®, the world leader in scenario-based video analytics, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Ipsotek’s VISuite is a real-time video content analysis (VCA) solution with a unique combination of software running on purpose-built hardware.
A+ Technology & Security Solutions announced that the company will be hosting an exclusive Security Training event Crisis In The Classroom on December 1, 2017 as part of a series of educational security preparedness seminars hosted at A + Technology’s headquarters located at 1490 North Clinton Avenue in Bay Shore, NY. The seminar is free of charge and offered to help prevent and respond to potential security threats at schools. With the growing number of active shooter incidents, violence and bullying in schools throughout the country; now is the time for school personnel to be proactive and prepared to diffuse any type of emergency situation as it occurs in real-time.