Northland Controls has promoted Edward Wears to chief operating officer of the company. Wears was the managing director for Northland’s European division where he tripled operations and quadrupled revenue over the past five years.
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.
American Alarm & Audio, a family owned and operated security company in Milton, Fla., has been acquired by Redwire, security specialists in Tallahassee, Fla. ranked No. 50 on the SDM 100 who reported $10,559,724 in revenue in 2018.
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.
A Chicago Police Department (CPD) spokesperson said the department would soon announce a pilot program in which it will join forces with video doorbell maker Ring, potentially giving police access to thousands of residential cameras in Chicago, according to an article published by the Chicago Sun Times on September 18.
ABLOY USA continues to enhance its burgeoning distributor network with the addition of Accredited Lock Supply. Headquartered in Secaucus, N.J., it is the largest single source wholesale distributor in the U.S. with an inventory of more than 250,000 commercial, industrial and residential products available to security professionals.
ASSA ABLOY will show GSX 2019 attendees the latest innovations in its security and life safety offerings and hold special events and educational opportunities for conference attendees at its booth, #1303.
Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America, announced a broad array of new all-inclusive capabilities and divisions, which will be showcased at the Global Security Exchange Conference (Booth #523) Sept. 8-12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.