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Talking mobile apps and new entrants at ESX

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New entrants into the security industry and mobile apps where major topics of interest at the ESX show in Nashville, Tennessee where Tess, Rich and I spent the last week.

ADT enhances Pulse with new Home View application

New software allows Pulse customers to remotely interact with home devices via personalized floor plan
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06/06/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—A new free feature for ADT Pulse enables customers to create a virtual floor plan of their home to control smart-home devices through a mobile device or on the Web.

New ADT Pulse app gives customers personalized 'Home View'

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Friday, June 1, 2012

ADT announced today it’s offering a free upgrade for users of ADT Pulse, which it launched in October 2010.

Security providers early winners in home automation/home security space

But telecoms and cable companies also are ‘in it to win’ and shouldn’t be discounted, an industry analyst says
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05/29/2012

DALLAS—Security providers have a “first mover” advantage in home automation/home security right now, but the big telecoms and cable companies entering the space are serious competitors who may be game-changers in the future, according to a market research company analyst.

No. 1 ADT dealer: Doing good is good for business

Philanthropy can improve the bottom line, says founder of Defender Direct
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05/11/2012

INDIANAPOLIS—David Lindsey, the founder of Defender Direct, the nation’s No. 1 ADT dealer, based here, recently stepped down as CEO to focus on philanthropic mission work and encourage other companies to do the same.

AT&T enters security market, but can it become a billion-dollar business?

One way to build scale would be to acquire the largest player
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05/09/2012

DALLAS—When AT&T announced on Monday that it will begin trials this summer of Digital Life, its home security/home automation service, here and in Atlanta, mainstream newspapers reported that the company was looking to potentially grow the service into a $1 billion business.

Court decision favors ADT—and other alarm companies

Industry attorney: It's 'a good decision for the alarm industry’
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05/02/2012

PASADENA, Calif.—ADT came out a winner in a recent court decision here, and the finding also is good news for others in the alarm industry, according to industry attorney Ken Kirschenbaum.

Defender has new CEO; predicts strong growth in 2012

The nation’s No. 1 ADT dealer says this year will be best ever
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04/18/2012

INDIANAPOLIS—Defender Direct, the country’s leading ADT dealer, announced this month that it has restructured its executive team and has a new CEO.

Technology pays off in hands of techs, sales reps

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

There’s a growing trend in the security industry of companies leveraging the latest technology by putting it in the hands of their frontline employees out in the field.

UTC sells fire and security branches to Comvest Investment Partners

Former ADT President Mike Snyder and former GE Security President Dean Seavers to run new business, Red Hawk Fire & Security U.S.
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04/11/2012

FARMINGTON, Conn.—Comvest Investment Partners on April 10 acquired the security and fire branch operations of UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

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