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Who’s afraid of Google?

Smart resi providers should take Google’s move into home security seriously, but could wind up benefitting from it
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04/01/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Google’s venture into home security and automation may turn out to be a very good thing for traditional resi companies, according to providers interviewed by Security Systems News.

Private equity firm buys Ackerman Security

In its first security industry investment, Toronto PE goes for super-regional
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04/01/2015

TORONTO—Imperial Capital Group of Toronto has acquired super-regional Ackerman Security.

Elite, Evolve move in together

Security, solar partners share new facility, resources
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04/01/2015

LEHI, Utah—Elite Home Security and Evolve Solar have moved into a new, 20,000-square-foot facility here to optimize their year-old partnership.

DTT gets new president and CFO

Pulskamp, Simson join video surveillance provider; Naficy remains CEO
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04/01/2015

LOS ANGELES—Video surveillance manufacturer DTT, which specializes in retail and is one of the fastest growing companies in the security industry, this week named Dan Pulskamp president and Mark Simson CFO.

Security Partners acquires 1 Time assets

AES radio network important in deal
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03/31/2015

HENDERSON, Nev.—Security Partners, a Lancaster, Pa.-based wholesale monitoring company, acquired equipment, accounts and staff of 1 Time, a third-party central station based here, Mike Bodnar, president of Security Partners, told Security Systems News.

ESX starts TechVision Challenge for Innovation Award winners

‘Shark Tank’ of industry leaders to judge
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03/27/2015

BALTIMORE—The top 10 ESX Innovation Awards winners will compete in the new TechVision Challenge, what ESX Chair George De Marco describes as “a Shark Tank-style contest” at the show here June 23.

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SSN News Poll May 2015

It seems that another cloud-based security product or service comes out every day. Do you believe, as 3xLOGIC’s Matt Kushner said, “[Integrators] who continue to offer conventional access and video are going to be adding to a shrinking market. The new, growing market is cloud-based managed services.”? Is 2015 the year that cloud will finally have its security industry day in the sun?

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