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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.

August Home hits 1 million user milestone

Company predicts more market share stemming from in-home deliveries
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08/01/2018

SAN FRANCISCO—Smart lock company August Home, a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, in July announced that it hit the 1 million user milestone for its app. Dale Pistilli, August's VP of marketing and sales, talked with Security Systems News about the factors that led to this milestone and the prospects for the smart lock market down the road.

Honeywell Homes and ADI spin to be renamed Resideo

Resideo will license the Honeywell brand
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07/30/2018

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Honeywell recently announced that Resideo will be the corporate name of the Honeywell Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution businesses when they become a stand-alone, publicly traded company following completion of a spin that is expected by the end of 2018.

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