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Women in Security: Anu Herranen of Nortek Security & Control

Herranen said number of women in industry is comparable to other tech fields
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11/27/2017

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Anu Herranen, Nortek Security & Control’s director of marketing and branding, has focused on technology in several different areas, holding positions at Microsoft and Nokia before entering the security industry by joining Nortek in late 2015.

Access control in the cloud

Powering the future of mobile access, big data, AI and IoT
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11/15/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—On the residential side of security, the idea of using your phone to disarm your alarm, open your door or just check on things remotely has not only become expected today but demanded, as both manufacturers and dealers have embraced this new wireless world we are all living in. But on the commercial side of the business, especially within access control, that same kind of convenience, ease of use and access to resources and data at your fingertips is not quite there yet, although conversations with some leading cloud providers in this area provide both hope and tempered excitement for the future of access control in the cloud.

Alarm.com opens demo smart home

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11/01/2017

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com announced today the opening of its Demo House, a state-of-the-art, 1,700-square-foot smart home in Falls Church, Va.

Yale provides a smart lock solution for Amazon Key

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11/01/2017

BERLIN, Conn.—Yale Locks & Hardware recently teamed up with Amazon on a new service exclusively for Prime members called Amazon Key, which enables in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointments.

ASSA ABLOY acquires August Home in the US

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10/19/2017

STOCKHOLM—ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire August Home, a leading smart lock business in the U.S.

Hikvision hires former IBM security pro to lead cyber efforts

Chuck Davis named director of cybersecurity in North America
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10/19/2017

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Hikvision USA Inc., a video surveillance products and solutions company based here, announced that Chuck Davis has been named director of cybersecurity for Hikvision North America.

Honeywell to spin off Home and ADI Global Distribution business

Gary Michel to lead Honeywell's Home and Building Technologies strategic business group
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10/10/2017

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Honeywell announced today plans to spin its $4.5 billion Home and ADI Global Distribution business, which includes its fire and security business, and its $3.0 billion Transportation Systems business, into two independent, publicly-traded companies by end of 2018.

Dahua USA launches latest cybersecurity initiatives

Company reaffirms its commitment following vulnerability issue earlier in year
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10/06/2017

DALLAS—Dahua Technology USA, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, announced at ASIS 2017 here last week a comprehensive set of cybersecurity initiatives that have been underway for most of 2017.

Axis Communications opens new Experience Center during ASIS

Company’s US expansion plan forges ahead with grand opening; New radar camera showcased
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10/05/2017

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Axis Communications, a global leader in network video based here, opened its newest Axis Experience Center (AEC) in Irving, Texas, at a grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting event held on Sept. 26, in conjunction with the ASIS 2017 conference held last week in Dallas.

Speco is ‘Giving You More’

As much of the industry is focused on low price and high volume, Speco is adding more value
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09/20/2017

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—When I asked T.J. Dickson, Speco Technologies VP of sales and marketing, what the message was behind Speco’s new tagline “Giving You More,” he noted that the phrase has a much deeper meaning than what appears on the surface, as it relates to how the company is responding to the current price pressures going on within the video surveillance market.

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Poll

SSN News Poll November 2018

At SSN’s recent Cloud+ conference, Rick Juarez, managing director for Imperial Capital, gave some positive outlooks for the acquisition market now and into the future. What do you think of the acquisition market in the security industry?