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Honeywell to offer DIY home security system

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Honeywell began notifying customers this week about the launch of a new DIY home security system.

Mountain Alarm opens new HQ

DIY business seeing strong growth, now company’s largest branch
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06/21/2017

OGDEN, Utah—Mountain Alarm, a national fire protection, security and home automation company, recently opened a new headquarters here that will serve the company’s 14 branches in six western states as well as its rapidly growing national DIY business.

My Alarm Center's new business model driving success

Organic growth strategy, new DIY division paying dividends
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08/17/2016

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center, a super-regional security company with a rapidly evolving national presence, is coming off an impressive year of organic growth, complemented by the success of its new DIY division, LivSecure.

News Poll: DIY represents an opportunity for traditional companies

Seventy-one percent said their company either offers DIY or is considering it
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08/17/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Traditional security companies like LOUD Security and Select Security have been looking at expanding their offerings with DIY. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll said DIY gives companies access to more streams of revenue and new markets.

CMS’ Tony Wilson talks about DragonFly

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I recently got the chance to have an email conversation with CMS’ president Tony Wilson about the company working with Honeywell’s DragonFly DIY offering. The DragonFly product is a self-installed system that is tied to professional monitoring. Wilson said the company hopes to have dealers on the DIY program by the end of June.

Select Security reaches $1m in RMR

Growing company prepares for ‘big announcement’ in DIY Space
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04/05/2016

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, based here, has reached $1 million in RMR following several years of rapid growth both organically and through acquisition. Select Security president Steve Firestone told Security Systems News, “We are getting ready to make a big announcement in the DIY space within the next four- to six weeks.”

Smart homes—all is not golden?

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

While the “smart home” may be a vision of the future—with the rise in interest and demand for these technologies and services continuing unabated—all is not golden in this quickly emerging world of interconnectedness.

Initial research: Telecoms, cablecos responsible for half of new subscribers

Parks Associates' Kerber talks about interactive services, DIY, and new entrants in security
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03/09/2016

DALLAS—Interactive services, self-installed options, the presence of cable and telecom operators, new smart-home technologies—it truly is a pivotal time for the residential security industry. To help sort it all out, Security Systems News caught up with Tom Kerber, who leads Parks Associates research in the areas of home controls, energy management and home networks.

Lowe’s goes with UCC for professional monitoring

Mark Matlock: Lowe’s DIY offering doesn’t pose a threat to traditional dealers
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01/06/2016

MOORESVILLE, N.C.—Home improvement company Lowe’s chose United Central Control as the professional monitoring partner for Iris, its DIY home automation system, Lowe's announced Jan. 4.

Top 2015 monitoring trends: ASAP, DIY, PERS and cloud

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12/16/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—CSAA’s ASAP to PSAP program, DIY being paired with 24/7 professional monitoring, PERS, and cloud automation were talked-about trends in monitoring in 2015.

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