News: January

Award Winning CANASA presented the 2004 President's Award to Peter Garnham, owner of PG Security Associates in Brampton, Ontario, at its Security Canada International Conference and Exposition recently. CANASA also named the winners of its "Dealer's...

Pelco's history with Toys for Tots began in 1993 and has grown steadily to become the company's "flagship" charity. Pelco employees raise money for the cause throughout the year and there's even a payroll deduction available just for Toys for Tots. It's a massive, grass-roots effort supported by nearly the company's entire workforce of over 1,800 people.

Instant Information Sharing
Compass Technologies and NuVision Networks are partnering to offer a fully integrated "one card" solution providing both patron accounting and access control. Compass Technologies, Inc., designs, manufacturers and supports Access Control and Security Management systems and provides products that integrate new technologies, enhance safety and assure the security of people, property and information systems. NuVision's iAMECS Advanced Server one card system provides campus data management, accounting and meal plan control which integrates with Compass Technologies' campus perimeter building access. The new partnership emphasizes the full integration of both companies' systems.

Timothy Moynihan of Dublin, OH is appointed Midwest systems sales manager for Compass Technologies, Exton, PA....Paul Kluttz is named Indala vice president of sales for North America, reporting to president, Marc Freundlich....Infinova hires Robert Connaghan as regional sales manager covering Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania (Eastern), New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine....Middle Atlantic Products names Bill Poling director of sales, Southeast region....Gamewell promotes William Witecki to the position of Northeast regional sales manager.... Videotronix Inc. (VTI Security Integrators) appoints Bryan W. Viau to vice president of business development....SDi introduces Wendy Lawson as its new central regional accounts manager for North America.

Shift into Overdrive
The 2005 Sedona Office Users Meeting is set for Miami Beach, FL, January 26-28, 2005. This year's theme, "Shift into Overdrive," encourages dealers to take an active role in growing their businesses and increasing their bottom line. The meeting is at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort, just minutes away from South Beach. For more information, call 734-414-0760 or e-mail

An Even Greater Alarm Company
Interface Security Systems Holdings, Inc. has become the majority shareholder of The Greater Alarm Company, Inc., based in Irvine, CA. Founded in 1981 by George De Marco, Greater Alarm is one of the largest independent security companies in California. With offices in Irvine, San Diego, Corona, Sacramento and San Jose, Greater Alarm provides a full range of monitored electronic security services focusing primarily on the high end commercial and residential sectors. Details of the transaction are being kept confidential by mutual consent of the parties. Interface investors, led by Dallas based equity sponsor SunTx Capital Partners, provided equity financing for the transaction and LaSalle Bank NA arranged the senior credit facility.

Interface Security Systems, provides installation, maintenance and monitoring services to both commercial and residential customers as well as fully integrated intrusion, fire, managed access control and interactive video surveillance systems to large commercial customers in the Midwest region.