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ADT working with real estate developer HHHunt

Partnership to integrate smart home technology in new and existing multifamily and student housing
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02/17/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is partnering with real estate development company HHHunt to install smart home and property automation technology into new and existing HHHunt multifamily and student housing communities, adding another prominent real estate company to its list of partners.

Resideo acquires Herman ProAV

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02/12/2020

AUSTIN, Texas—Resideo Technologies Inc. acquired privately held Herman ProAV, a provider and distributor of professional audio-visual (AV) products, procurement services and labor resources to systems integrators in the commercial audio-visual industry.

Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic complete merger

Combined company started trading on NYSE under ticker VVNT this week
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01/23/2020

PROVO, Utah and NEW YORK—Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic Acquisition Corp. announced the completion of the previously announced transaction between Vivint and Mosaic, which results in Vivint becoming a publicly traded company.

Alula empowers partners with Pro Partner Program

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01/21/2020

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Alula, a leader in smart security and automation systems for professional installers and inventors of the Connect+ platform, launched the Alula Pro Partner Program, which provides incentives and supports partners with all the marketing support, training and sales assets needed to succeed and grow their business.

ADT acquires Defenders, its largest independent dealer

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01/07/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has acquired Defenders, its largest independent dealer and only Authorized Premier Provider, for a purchase price of approximately $381 million.

ADT unveils DIY brand at CES

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01/07/2020

LAS VEGAS—ADT unveiled its new DIY smart home security brand, Blue by ADT, at CES here this week.

Shiver Security acquires four companies

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12/12/2019

DAYTON, Ohio—Shiver Security Systems and Sonitrol of SW Ohio recently acquired four companies based in Southwest Ohio, including 995 Security, Security Services Center, Wilmington Security Systems and Apex Alarm Company.

LOUD Security makes some noise with two acquisitions

John Loud talks with SSN about the company’s M&A strategy
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12/12/2019

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security Systems grew its account base to more 10,000 accounts with the recent acquisitions of RTA Security and Premier Security.

Five Questions: Jason Lutz, Resideo

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11/26/2019

Jason Lutz, strategic national account manager & industry relations at Resideo has been busy traveling, which he told SSN he feels very fortunate to be able to do. He slowed down for a few minutes to talk to us about work, life and play.

REMO slams the door on intruders, fire and more

The importance of application in choosing a door for security
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10/09/2019

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.—With such advanced security technologies and products available on the market, it’s easy to dismiss the basics. Take the humble door, for example.

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SSN News Poll April 2020

As the industry moves to more of a managed services model — PSA’s Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program is good proof of that — this month’s News Poll looks at what companies are doing to increase their overall RMR through this type of business model.