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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.

ADT announces Canopy integrations, ADT Anywhere

ADT Anywhere extends company’s professional monitoring beyond the home
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01/11/2017

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT has announced expansions to its Canopy platform, which brings the company’s professional monitoring to various smart device partners in an on-demand offering, including new integration partners and ADT Anywhere.

ADS kicks off 2017 with an acquisition

Company had record year for acquisitions and organic growth last year
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01/05/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—On Jan. 3 ADS announced its first acquisition of 2017: Falcon Fire Systems, based out of Summerville, S.C.

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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?