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Lydia, UCC reflect on deal one year after acquisition

Positive environment following acquisition, plans for development into 2017
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01/16/2017

SAN ANTONIO—In January 2016, Lydia Security Monitoring acquired wholesale monitoring center UCC based here. One year after the acquisition, dust is settling and UCC is improving its operations while maintaining its core staff.

CSAA prepares for 2017, changing name to The Monitoring Association

New name will be joined by new look, logo
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01/16/2017

VIENNA, Va.—Over the course of 2017, as the Central Station Alarm Association transitions to The Monitoring Association, it will get a new look, new logo.

American Alarm acquires Atlas Alarm

Company expects to break $40 million and 30,000 account milestones this year
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01/13/2017

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm and Communications, a regional full-service security provider based here, yesterday announced that it acquired 3,000 accounts from Atlas Alarm Corp., a fire alarm and life-safety systems provider based in Weymouth, Mass.

Vivint unveils smart home assistant at CES

Company also announces a Flex Pay option, partnerships with Airbnb, Vivint Solar
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01/11/2017

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home, a smart home services provider based here, made several big announcements at CES 2017 last week, most notably Vivint Sky, the company’s new smart home assistant that uses artificial intelligence, or AI, to manage all of the devices in a connected home.

Titan Alarm finishes year strong with third acquisition

Company hopes to surpass $200K in RMR by Q2
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01/11/2017

PHOENIX—Titan Alarm, a security, access, fire and surveillance company based here, made its third acquisition of 2016, finishing the year strong with the purchase of accounts and RMR of Arrow Security Design LLC, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company owned and operated by Ray Millazo, who is retiring after more than 30 years in the industry.

Hanwha Techwin America moves to new headquarters

New location increases space and technical capabilities
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01/11/2017

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin America, based here for the past 12 years, will be moving into its new headquarters in Teaneck, N.J., by Jan. 16.

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SSN News Poll February 2017

The Cloud+ conference, held in Austin, Texas, at the end of November, addressed key issues—such as concerns with cloud technologies and the cloud’s future in physical security. The cloud's place in security has been an ongoing conversation. How are you approaching the cloud?