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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.

Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic to merge

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09/18/2019

PROVO, Utah and NEW YORK—Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge Vivint with a subsidiary of Mosaic.

ADT announces new brand direction

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08/23/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it is transforming its brand to highlight its diverse portfolio of products and solutions.

Nortek Security & Control opens new ELAN Training Center

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08/14/2019

CARLSBAD, Calif.— To meet increasing integrator demand, Nortek Security & Control (NSC), a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, today announced the opening the ELAN Training Center at its headquarters here. The company also operates a facility in Dallas.

Security industry weighs in on role of DIY

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07/17/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is self-installed, according to new research from Parks Associates.

Resideo acquires LifeWhere

Smart home company focuses on preventing HVAC and appliance failure
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07/08/2019

AUSTIN, Texas—Resideo Technologies Inc. announced it has acquired Pittsburgh-based LifeWhere, which uses machine learning and analytics to predict potential failure on critical home appliances, such as water heaters, furnaces and air conditioners.

American Defense Systems welcomes new team players

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07/01/2019

DALLAS—American Defense Systems, a provider of smart security, automation and surveillance has appointed John Fox to vice president of outside sales and added Garrett Fiveash into a newly created role to manage commercial accounts and strategic business development opportunities.

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SSN News Poll January 2020

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently identified the key “megatrends” that are impacting the security industry as we move into 2020. This month’s News Poll looks at the state of the industry for 2020, including which trends and technologies will dominate the headlines.