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My Alarm Center expands executive and leadership teams

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10/10/2018

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center has expanded its executive leadership team to support recent company growth and future initiatives. Frank Iovino, formerly SVP of national sales, has been promoted to chief revenue officer and Carole Dalton, formerly SVP of human resources, is now chief human resource officer. Both will continue to report to company president and CEO Amy Kothari.

Vivint brings the smart home to renters

Multifamily and rental property owners can now offer services through Vivint’s Smart Properties program
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10/10/2018

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home is giving multifamily and rental property owners the ability to offer smart home services to their residents through its Smart Properties program that it has been developing over the past year.

LifeShield survey covers range of uses for residential security systems

68 percent said they would use a system to see if their children opened doors for strangers
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10/03/2018

LANGHORNE, Pa.—In a recent survey from LifeShield, a provider of wireless home security systems based here, respondents discuss using home security systems for more than arming and disarming against intruders—checking in on their children, too.

Owen Security Solutions makes three purchases

Company is expanding into gate market
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09/26/2018

CALHOUN, Ga.—Owen Security Solutions, a security company based here, recently announced three purchases in Georgia: Ellis Construction, Williams Alarm and accounts from Robinson Door & Security.

CSG rebrands to Alert 360

Single brand incorporates both Central Security Group and Guardian Security Systems
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09/19/2018

TULSA, Okla.—Alert 360 is the new name for Central Security Group and Guardian Security Systems, a move that Richard Ginsburg, company CEO, said better represents what the company has to offer.

ADS announces two purchases

Company gained high quality account bases in Kentucky and Tennessee
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09/12/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security recently announced two acquisitions: Delta Security Systems, based in Brownsville, Tenn., and Wilson Alarm Company in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Digital Security by ADT launches Identity Protection nationwide

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09/12/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently announced Digital Security by ADT, a cybersecurity service that will offer peace of mind at home and on-the-go by helping protect a customer’s personal identity, digital data, home network and financial information, and is backed by live operators 24/7.

Alarm Detection Systems reaches 50th anniversary

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08/29/2018

AURORA, Ill.—50 years ago, Bob Bonifas got started in the security industry with a Dictograph Security Systems franchise here, with the name Alarm Detection Systems.

DEFENDERS announces executive changes

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08/15/2018

INDIANAPOLIS—DEFENDERS, a provider of residential security and smart home solutions, recently announced two executive promotions. Robert Freeman has been named chief operating officer, and Bart Shroyer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer.

LifeShield names new CEO

Company also expands its installation relationship with MasTech
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08/06/2018

LANGHORNE, Pa.—LifeShield, which provides DIY installed and professionally monitored security systems, today announced a new CEO, John Owens, as well as an enhanced business relationship with MasTec Advanced Technologies. LifeShield investor and outgoing CEO Mike Hagan will continue his role as chairman.

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Poll

SSN News Poll December 2018

Cybersecurity has been an ongoing topic in the industry, and SIA just released a new study benchmarking the area. The study delves into new increases in cybersecurity spending, cyberthreat vectors, and technologies that could help cybersecurity. Where do you see some of these trends headed?