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ADT rebrands business unit, identifies 12 target markets

With the expiration today of its non-compete with Tyco, ADT says it’s deploying sales, operations and installation staff to key markets
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09/29/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.— Marking the Sept. 29 expiration of its non-compete with TycoIS, ADT today changed the name of its commercial division from ADT Small Business to simply ADT Business and it revealed the 12 markets it is targeting as it expands its reach into bigger business.

Making Honeywell 'human centric'

Newly appointed Honeywell Security Products’ president Inder Reddy talks about goals for company, dealer programs
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09/26/2014

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Making Honeywell Security Products more "human centric” tops the to-do list for this company’s newly installed president Inder Reddy.

Universal Protection Security Systems leads with IP

Cross-selling with guard company helps sales efforts
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09/24/2014

SANTA ANA, Calif.— Universal Protection Security Systems, the integration arm of guarding giant Universal Protection, leads with IP video surveillance solutions “90 percent of the time,” according to UPSS’s Bob Hinton.

Non-compete complete: TycoIS woos small business

TycoIS introduces Holis, new IP camera line, with financing options
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09/24/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.—When TycoIS’s non-compete agreement with ADT expires next week, the integrator is poised to expand its small business footprint with the launch of a new HD IP camera line that’s bundled with a security assessment, a mobile app and flexible financing options.

Bold Technologies acquires ABM Data Systems

ABM users can now integrate a slew of add-ons from Bold’s Manitou product lines
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09/24/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, a provider of central station and PSIM software, has acquired central station software provider ABM Data Systems, based in Round Rock, Texas, the company announced recently.

How Habitec reduces false alarms

False dispatches dropped 57 percent since 2012 following a new subscriber opt-out policy
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09/24/2014

TOLEDO, Ohio—Habitec Security, a monitoring company headquartered here, continues to upgrade its robust false dispatch reduction strategy, and internal company metrics show those efforts are working.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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