Subscribe to Front page feed

Top Stories

New CEO at Electric Guard Dog

Mark Wesley succeeds Jack DeMao, who was CEO since 2007
 - 
08/08/2018

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Electric Guard Dog LLC this week named Mark Wesley as its new CEO. Jack DeMao, who has served as CEO since 2007, will transition to a role on the company’s board of directors and remain an investor in the company.

Convergint acquires ACT

Company CEO says deal bolsters presence and expertise in the East
 - 
08/08/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies recently announced the acquisition of New Jersey-based Access Control Technologies (ACT), adding approximately 1,000 customers and bringing greater expertise and depth to the Eastern region of the U.S.

Two Houston integrators merge

Modern System Concepts Inc. and Gulf Coast Security to have a stronger presence
 - 
08/08/2018

HOUSTON—Modern System Concepts Inc. and Gulf Coast Security, both based around Houston, in early July merged to create a company better suited for growth.

Nominations sought for first-ever SIA Progress Award

Award to recognize individual dedicated to the advancement of women in security
 - 
08/08/2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has opened nominations for the inaugural SIA Progress Award, an initiative sponsored by SIA’s Women in Security Forum.

Parks studies IoT interoperability and customer expectations

43 percent of survey respondents see Amazon Echo integration as important
 - 
08/08/2018

DALLAS—Parks Associates released a report, titled “Interoperability and the Internet of Things,” that said voice control integrations are high on consumers’ wish lists when it comes to new smart devices and most consumers only have one smart device, among other findings.

LifeShield names new CEO

Company also expands its installation relationship with MasTech
 - 
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.

Monitoring

Commercial & Systems Integrators

Poll

SSN News Poll September 2018

There are recent changes to international trade, tariffs on a variety of products, that have impacts for many businesses in the U.S. Will these impact the security industry?