Kirk MacDowell, an executive with a 39-year career in the electronic security industry, has been selected as the new chairman of the board for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC). SIAC is the industry’s liaison with law enforcement for dispatch reduction and alarm management issues. SIAC’s model alarm ordinance, developed in conjunction with national law enforcement leaders, is being adopted nationwide.
Securitas Electronic Security, the 2019 SDM Integrator of the Year ranked No. 11 on the SDM 100, has acquired the customer contracts and certain select assets of iVerify.US, a full-service interactive security company providing life safety, loss prevention and brand protection.
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is now accepting entries to its 2020 Youth Scholarship Program — a philanthropic endeavor that aims to support the futures of sons and daughters of first responders.
Supreme Security Systems Inc., a private electronic security company ranked No. 53 on the SDM 100, today announced its acquisition of T&R Alarm Systems Inc. As part of this acquisition, Supreme will absorb its 300 customers in the New Jersey area and five T&R employees.
Allied Universal, a security and facility services company ranked No. 56 on the SDM 100, announced the acquisition of Advent Systems Inc. — a low-voltage integrator of IP video, access control, structured cabling and audio/visual systems based in Elmhurst, Ill. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding with a gala dinner on Oct. 5 at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City. The association paid tribute to the “Pioneers of the NJ Security Industry” for their dedication and commitment to the industry though the years.
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.