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Mission 500 announces security industry service trip to Puerto Rico

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06/13/2018

MIAMI—Working closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis, Mission 500 is pleased to announce the date for its third Service Trip to Ponce, Puerto Rico. The devastation from Hurricane Maria has left thousands of residents without electricity and basic supply of clean water and food. This year’s trip is scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 2018, where volunteers will work with local partners to help families in need.

PSA announces a new financing solution partner

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06/13/2018

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, one of the world’s largest systems integrator cooperatives, announced this week a new vendor partnership with Canon Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Inc.

Growing through M&A more viable than ever

Industry pros look at the many opportunities within the current M&A landscape
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06/13/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Influenced greatly by the level of M&A activity each year, the security landscape is constantly changing and evolving. With so much happening in the M&A space right now within security, there are opportunities for companies to grow—even to expand their capabilities and technology offerings—through strategic acquisition.

Select announces several more purchases

Collection of acquisitions announced two months after batch of five other buys
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06/11/2018

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security in early June announced a variety of acquisitions, one in New Jersey, one in New Mexico, and two in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.

Doyle buys accounts in Albany

Company gains 700 accounts in the area
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06/08/2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems, a full service provider based here, on June 7 acquired the alarm accounts of Albany, N.Y.-based Wolfe Safe & Lock Co., also known as Wolfe Security. The acquisition, Doyle’s fourth in the area since it entered the market in 2012, adds 700 accounts to the company’s base.

ABI Research connects the smart home with the smart city

Firm recently published report on how the smart home fits into the smart city
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06/08/2018

LONDON—ABI Research recently published “The Emerging Role for Smart Homes in the Smart City,” a report that examines areas of overlap between smart homes and smart cities and the potential for interaction between the two.

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SSN News Poll August 2018

IHS Markit expects voice-operated alarm systems to grow at a 7 percent CAGR between 2017 and 2022. What’s your opinion of voice activated technologies for home control and security?