Security Systems News

MAR 2019

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services for our customers." Coles told Security Systems News how the SGS software solutions complement what Bold offers. "Bold's customer focus has tra - ditionally been in the medium to large central station, with emphasis on the 'full service central station'— this is where our Manitou volume 22, number 3 march 2019 n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S & Sy tem S i ntegrator S n Convergint expands in Ireland, grows globally page 12 n PSA's new managed services program announced page 12 n PSA TEC announces keynote for annual conference page 12 m onitoring n Bold Perennial changes name to the Bold Group page 16 n PERS market to see strong growth to 2024 page 16 r e S idential Sy S Sy tem S n ADT acquires LifeShield for $25 million page 18 n Smart speaker sales to exceed 64 million in 2022 page 19 Supplier S n A decade of continued success for iluminar page 20 n SafeZone complete $1m round of financing page 20 i SS see page 20 AI and analytics leader ISS poised for another big year EverCommerce to acquire SGS By Paul Ragusa COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— EverCommerce announced the acquisition of the Calif.-based central station software company Secure Global Solutions (SGS), producer of the software platform, stages. This is the fourth company By Paul Ragusa WOODBRIDGE, N.J.—Intelligent Security Systems, a global Video Management Systems (VMS) solu - tions company with natively devel - oped analytics, completed another highly successful year, with plans to continue to expand its reach in North America, particularly the U.S. in 2019, ISS CEO Aluisio Figueiredo told Security Systems News. "We have an estab - lished in presence in the Americas, and we are now focusing on cultivating new busi - ness opportunities in the security and business intelligence markets. I will be personally involved in driv - By Paul Ragusa SANTA ANA, Calif.—Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Univer - sal, added "author" to his list of accomplishments with the recent publication of No Off Season: The Constant Pursuit of More, a story that chronicles his days as football standout at Cal Poly to success - ful CEO of a billion-dol - lar security company. The book, p u b l i s h e d w i t h F o r - b e s B o o k s , the exclu - sive business book publishing imprint of Forbes Media, focuses on how Jones applied the lessons he learned on the field to help build Allied Universal from $12 million in revenue to $7 billon in revenue in 20 years. Through - out his story, Jones teaches read - ers his business principles, while also providing the ingredients for success beyond the boardroom. After injuries cut his football level positions within two For ing new initiatives," Figueiredo told SSN. "The Americas is high on our list of priorities and with the launch of SecurOS 10, we believe that ISS is poised for incredible growth in this global region." Overall, the compa - ny continues to see strong growth at a rate between 30-40 percent year over year, he added. As a computer engi - neer from Brazil, after 9/11 Figueiredo saw "an opportunity to start doing business in Latin America, a market that was in need of technology and apparently where the competitors were not addressing it properly," he explained. "At that time we were By Ginger Schlueter DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a provider of total security solutions for resi - dential and commercial applica - already doing LPR, so we were quite advanced and started grow - ing in Latin America and in Eastern Europe. We built our foundation there and began to expand out to being the third largest VMS provid - er globally today. We are growing so fast because we have the VMS on one side, which is enterprise level, and feature rich that can address all the needs in the market. And then on the other side we have native intelligent analytics, which we are No. 2 globally, and No. 1 in most of the market." "Our holistic surveillance solu - tions uniquely combine our native analytics and comprehensive VMS platform into seamless solutions Allied Universal CEO has new book stats ....................................... 2 ne W s poll ............................. 3 spec IFI call Y call spea KI ng .......4 s pec I al r eport....................8 Per Mar's year off to fast start Steve Jones A. Figueiredo product really excels," Coles told SSN. "SGS focus has been in the large to huge central station with specific emphasis on the 'wholesale central station,' which is where the Stages product excels and SIMS has focused on the small to medium central station with emphasis on the 'proprietary central station.' With the SGS and the Stages product joining the Bold Group we can provide complete solutions for all company types and sizes." Matt Feierstein, President & & Sy S Sy S allied see page 13 e ver C ommer C e see page 16 STATS Public safety driving video surveillance market See page 2 produc TS See the latest in locking systems See page 21 in less than a year to enter the Bold Group Security Division of companies, which consists of Bold, Perennial, SIMS, and now SGS. Rod Coles, president of Bold Perennial, said in the announcement, "We're so pleased to bring SGS into our family of companies. The stages software is an excellent complement to our product line and enables us to provide a robust and complete business offering for every type of security company. We can now begin to leverage the syn - ergies across the various platforms to provide even better products and er - er career short, Jones dedicated himself to corporate excellence and began his security career with Universal Protection Service in 1996 and has held executive- level positions within two For - level positions within two For - tune 500 companies. He has been named a top job creator by Inc., has won the Vistage International Leadership Award and earned the prestigious Ernst & Young Entre - preneur of the Year Award. In 2016, Universal Services of America and AlliedBarton Security Services merged to cre - ate Allied Universal, the largest security services company in North America, all under Jones' tions, is celebrating two major achievements. The company recently announced the acquisi - tion of All Channel Electronics, a security company providing resi - dential and commercial security to the Madison, Wis.-area since 1969, due to the retirement of per mar see page 14 call Y ed I tor I al ............................. 10 FI ve quest I ons ................... 23 databan K ............................. 23 Rod Coles Introducing the XTLtouch™ — Your Enhanced All-In-One Solution You want quick installations, but never at the expense of real security. 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