Presidio Investors, a private equity firm, announced a $75 million private equity investment that merges 15 independent smart-home design-build firms across the United States, creating Bravas LLC, an integrator of electronic lifestyle technologies into custom-built “intelligent spaces” where you live, work and play.
Integrated Fire and Security Solutions Inc., a provider of integrated security, IT and fire technologies and services, has received a private equity investment to drive strategic growth and further build its presence in the southeastern U.S. market. The sizable investment will be used to expand sales operations, acquire similarly aligned service providers and boost service offerings focused on recurring revenue services.
I continue to be amazed with my role as a grandparent — it lights up my life. Recently I spent time outside on the porch, one-on-one with my grandson, deeply engaged in a game of checkers. Over the hour we played and talked about a lot of things. When I would say something, he would persistently ask, “Why?” Sometimes I would answer why only to be asked again — “Why?”
BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm investing in the information and business services and communications sectors, today announced the recapitalization of DTT, a provider of managed surveillance and business intelligence services to the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Flat is a four-letter word when it comes to the economic performance of the security installation channel in 2011. Despite predictions last year for a meager, yet optimistic 1 percent uptick in 2011, expectations did not materialize and total industry revenue neither grew nor fell — keeping at $43.9 billion. Perhaps because of this, integrators and security dealers are now ultra cautious, offering flat projections for 2012.
Control4, a provider of affordable IP-based home control systems, announced that it signed a strategic agreement with Cisco. Cisco is leading an investment in Control4 (with other unannounced investors). What will the collaboration between the two companies include?
As the cover asserts, security systems integration work is in demand from all corners of the market, giving 2020 Top Systems Integrators boundless opportunities in traditional systems as well as on fast-growing hosted/managed security solutions.
Also in July, insight on how to install Security Locks & Door Hardware, "Top Tech Tips for Security Locks & Door Hardware Installs", and much more.