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MKS hires Chuck Speck

Former Bold Technologies president will focus on company growth
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07/20/2016

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—As security software provider MKS’s new EVP, Chuck Speck plans to work on the internal process and communications as well as the customer experience.

Smart home adoption to benefit security

Parks Associates: Home security systems will finally surpass the 20 percent penetration rate
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07/20/2016

DALLAS—Market research firm Parks Associates, based here, is predicting that an increase in smart home controllers will drive the adoption of home security systems—moving the penetration rate of home security systems past the 20 percent mark up to 26 percent by 2020.

HID Global buys DemoTeller

Deal provides new regulatory-compliant offering for financial institutions
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07/20/2016

AUSTIN, Texas—Identity solution provider HID Global on July 18 announced the acquisition of DemoTeller, a provider of instant issuance solutions for the financial market. 

Report: More monitoring for mHealth devices

Perceptions about PERS users are something to overcome
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07/20/2016

LONDON—The market for monitored mHealth devices is on the rise globally from 2016 to 2021, and North America will be the largest market in the forecast period.

TSP expands Connected Partner Program

Expanded integration library designed to benefit integrators
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07/18/2016

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products recently added two offerings—Kantech and victor client—into its Connected Partner Program along with Illustra, American Dynamics and Software House.

ADS Security acquires fourth company in six months

Busy super-regional surpasses $3m in RMR
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07/13/2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a super-regional security and automation company based here, has acquired customer accounts from Alarm Specialists of Cocoa, Fla. The purchase adds approximately 1,600 accounts—60 percent residential and 40 percent commercial—that will be serviced by ADS’s Melbourne, Fla. office.

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SSN News Poll September 2016

Some traditional security companies—like LOUD Security and Select Security—are entering the DIY market. What do you think about DIY?