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Kastle Systems acquires Urban Alarm

Deal expands company’s reach into the high-end residential market
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01/17/2018

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, an integration company that specializes in managed security solutions and services, recently announced the acquisition of Urban Alarm, a local D.C.-based security provider.

Five Questions: Eric Lipson

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01/17/2018

Eric Lipson started as a regional account executive at Electric Guard Dog in early November. Based in the Charlotte, N.C., area, he covers sales for the company throughout the state. Security Systems News caught up with Lipson in late November and asked him five questions.

Self-monitoring systems: Friend or foe to the professionals?

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01/17/2018

Without a doubt, there has been an increasing trend toward DIY security systems, which are not only installed by the homeowner but also monitored by them (also referred to as MIY, or “monitor-it-yourself” systems). Many homeowners are discovering the advantages of these systems, such as eliminating the monthly fees associated with the central monitoring station that are such an integral part of the professional offerings.

DTT appoints new CEO

Mike Coffey takes the reigns as Sam Naficy moves to chairman of the board
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01/16/2018

LOS ANGELES—A week after securing an $80 million credit facility and completing the first acquisition in its 20 year history, DTT announced the appointment of Mike Coffey as chief executive officer. Sam Naficy, DTT’s previous CEO and founder, will assume the position of chairman of the board of directors, where he will focus on strategy and M&A activity, Naficy told Security Systems News.

Medical Guardian launches Freedom Guardian

New smart watch includes emergency response, transportation, and messaging capabilities
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01/16/2018

LAS VEGAS—PERS company Medical Guardian at CES 2018 launched a new product, the Freedom Guardian, a smart watch designed specifically for seniors’ everyday use as well as for emergencies.

Wayne Alarm makes acquisition, gains about 8,700 accounts

Company purchased of Lexington Alarm Systems, plans to maintain brand
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01/10/2018

LYNN, Mass.—Wayne Alarm Systems, a full-service security company based here, on Jan. 3 finalized its acquisition of Lexington Alarm Systems, based in Bedford, Mass.

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SSN News Poll February 2018

Security Systems News recently announced the program for its 2018 TechSec Solutions conference, focused on the latest in security trends and technology. Panels will address a variety of relevant topics in the industry, include access control, AI and IT. What do you see for the future of these technologies?