Kevin Engelhardt has been appointed as chief operating officer (COO) of Securitas Electronic Security Inc. (SES), SDM’s 2019 Systems Integrator of the Year. Prior to COO, Kevin served as executive vice president, field operations and enterprise solutions.
Security ONE Alarm Systems, a regional electronic security and life safety company headquartered in Leamington, Ontario, has acquired customer accounts from R&T Security Services out of Chatham, Ontario.
Custom Electronic Supply, a wholesale distributor of security electronics based in San Jose, Calif., was acquired on August 30 by security distribution veterans Jason Dennis, Lannie Green, Matthew Green and Danny Cranford.
Supreme Security Systems Inc., a private electronic security company in New Jersey ranked No. 53 on the SDM 100, appointed David B. Bitton to the role of president. Prior to this position, Bitton served as the company’s vice president and COO for 16 years. He is taking over the role from his father, Robert Bitton, who joined the company in 1960 and took over leadership of the company from his own father, Sidney Bitton, in 1964.
Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America ranked No. 6 on SDM’s Top Systems Integrators Report, today announced the acquisition of Midstate Security, a fully integrated electronic security and monitoring systems company based in Wyoming, Mich., and ranked No. 37 on the Report. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved ANSI/SIA CP-01-2019, a security systems standard for false alarm reduction features. The standard leverages technology, industry experience and common knowledge to pinpoint the causes of and decrease the frequency of false alarm dispatches, detailing recommended design features applicable to both residential and commercial properties protected by electronic security systems.
Are there other options for high school students who choose not to attend college? The New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA), which represents electronic security professionals, system integrators, fire alarm companies, manufacturers and distributors that do business in New Jersey, believes so, and is offering a class that will provide extensive training in the electronic security and life safety industry.