Security Watch: Business Roundup

March 20, 2012
Business acquisition activity in the security and alarm industry

Bay Alarm Company acquired Poway, Calif.-based Low Voltage Systems, bolstering the company’s regional presence throughout California. Low Voltage Systems, a GE Security Pro Dealer and authorized DMP dealer, specialized in alarm systems for residential homes and commercial businesses in the Southern California area. The firm also provided structured wiring, home theater and stereo systems, intercom, video surveillance and central vacuum systems. … Looking to protect banks and their customers from the increasing threat posed by skimming devices placed on ATMs, ADT Business Solutions has introduced a new Anti-Skim ATM Security Kit. When the presence of a skimming device is detected, this standalone, hardware-based solution triggers an alarm that can generate audible and visual warnings on the control unit and also emits a magnetic pulse that prevents the skimming device from reading a cardholder's financial data. … Tyco International-owned fire and life safety solutions firm SimplexGrinnell acquired Atlanta-based Certified Fire Protection, Inc. The company said that the acquisition will help them expand their geographic presence, as well as increase their technical knowledge and product offerings.

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