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Paladin Security and Criterion Security announce mega-merger

Resulting company, PalAmerican Security, to focus on US healthcare business
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03/28/2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Criterion Security, a healthcare, government and corporate security company in the US, has joined forces with Paladin Security, a full-service guarding company and security systems integrator based in Canada, to create a North American super-company—PalAmerican Security.

Software startup brings predictive analytics to fire detection

OneEvent to utilize dealer network for distribution
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03/27/2017

MOUNT HOREB, Wis.—OneEvent, a software-as-a-service company based here, developed an analytics engine that looks at environmental factors to predict when an event might occur. At ISC West 2017, the company will be discussing the software’s capabilities in the fire detection space.

Parks Associates announces keynotes for CONNECTIONS conference

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03/23/2017

DALLAS—Consumer IoT research firm Parks Associates announced the keynotes and initial speaker lineup for its 21st-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.

Alarm.com acquires ObjectVideo

Deal will help company bring advanced video analytics to both resi and SMB markets
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03/22/2017

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com, which provides a platform for the connected home and business, announced the acquisition of substantially all of ObjectVideo Inc.'s business, including the company's products, technology portfolio and personnel.

What else can you do besides provide security solutions?

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03/22/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integrators know they don’t have a choice. The days of impressing end users with bells and whistles are gone. Now more than ever, installation and application of security technologies confront the big question that turns another page in the industry—and is still as old as business itself: “Can this help us make money?”

How I Use My System: Joseph Mitton

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03/22/2017

When Joseph Mitton, Select Security’s director of marketing and communications, joined the company about six years ago, the company had around 80 people. Now, it has close to 200. Security Systems News talked with Mitton about the alarm system he uses.

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SSN News Poll May 2017

Big data, utilizing the abundance of data gathered by various devices, was a consistent theme at TechSec 2017. An entire session tackled the topic, which you can read more about here. Panelists in TechSec’s "Monitoring the next tech" talked about the value of data in the wholesale monitoring world. Where do you see the benefit of data analytics?