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ADT unveils cybersecurity service for commercial business

Company acquires DATASHIELD, creates new ‘ADT Cybersecurity’ brand
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11/15/2017

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week the acquisition close of cybersecurity company DATASHIELD, unveiling that the newly acquired company will now operate under the brand ADT Cybersecurity.

Five Questions: Daniel Jackson

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11/15/2017

Surveillance Systems Inc., a commercial integrator based in Rocklin, Calif., recently brought on Daniel Jackson to be director of technical sales, where he not only designs and sells systems but is involved in tech support and overall account management. Security Systems News asked Jackson five questions.

Access control in the cloud

Powering the future of mobile access, big data, AI and IoT
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11/15/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—On the residential side of security, the idea of using your phone to disarm your alarm, open your door or just check on things remotely has not only become expected today but demanded, as both manufacturers and dealers have embraced this new wireless world we are all living in. But on the commercial side of the business, especially within access control, that same kind of convenience, ease of use and access to resources and data at your fingertips is not quite there yet, although conversations with some leading cloud providers in this area provide both hope and tempered excitement for the future of access control in the cloud.

Convergint Technologies buys again

Acquisition of SPC expands company further into banking industry
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11/15/2017

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a worldwide service-based systems integration company based here, recently announced the acquisition of Minnesota-based SPC, a company with a strong presence in the commercial banking vertical market.

IHS Markit looks at the rising number of security start-ups

OEMs play a factor in increased entrants, according to IHS Markit analyst Jim Dearing
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11/13/2017

LONDON—According to IHS Markit, a research firm based here, there have been more start-up companies for consumer grade cameras, DIY systems and smart home solutions. The company detailed the nature of these start-ups and contributing factors to their increased numbers in a report, “Security Start-Up Numbers Soar – Have the Barriers to Entry Ever Been So Low?”

BCE enters agreement to acquire AlarmForce

$166m deal expected to close in January 2018
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11/08/2017

MONTREAL and TORONTO—BCE Inc., a large Canadian communications and media company known as Bell, on Nov. 6 announced an agreement to acquire AlarmForce and the company’s more than 100,000 customers. The deal is valued at about $166 million, BCE noted in its announcement.

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SSN News Poll January 2018

ADT recently announced its finalized acquisition of DATASHIELD and the new brand of ADT Cybersecurity. What are your thoughts on physical security companies in the cybersecurity space?