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News Poll: Harmful alarm ordinances worry security companies

More education for end users would help false alarms, 59 percent said
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09/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—In order to combat false alarms, some municipalities—most recently with Sandy Springs, Ga.—seek to bring false alarm fines to alarm companies, and 70 percent of respondents to SSN’s latest News Poll say that this can be a big problem for the industry.

Brivo’s Steve Van Till publishes book

Security veteran explores five technologies transforming physical security in the digital age
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09/20/2017

BETHESDA, Md.—Steve Van Till, co-founder, president and CEO of Brivo, a cloud services provider, recently published a book entitled The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age.

PSA to Offer Fortium’s Cybersecurity Solution

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09/20/2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Fortium Partners has entered into an agreement with PSA to distribute Fortium Partners’ professional services offering, called Cybersecurity Protocol. PSA security system integrators will now have ready access to the services of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Smart devices increasing within home security

New Parks’ research examines adoption of smart door locks, lights and thermostats
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09/13/2017

DALLAS—New research by Parks Associates reveals that 42 percent of new security installations include a smart home device such as a door lock, light or thermostat.

ADS Security makes third buy of 2017

Acquisition of PMI Security expands company’s presence in North Carolina
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09/13/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has acquired the accounts of PMI Security in New Bern, N.C., expanding the company’s presence in North Carolina, which began in 2014 with the purchase of Seaboard Security Systems in Washington, N.C. ADS added a second branch in North Carolina last year with the purchase of Central Carolina Security in Sanford, N.C.

ADT names Jim DeVries as president

DeVries joined ADT in May 2016 from Allstate
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09/13/2017

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently announced that Jim DeVries, the company’s COO, will be promoted to the role of president; DeVries told Security Systems News that it is a newly created position at ADT.

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SSN News Poll November 2017

In the past month hurricane Harvey has struck Texas and Hurricane Irma has greatly impacted Florida. As companies that provide life safety, peace of mind and security, how do you prepare for large natural disasters?