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Vivint teams up with builder to create energy efficient 'Zero Home'


PROVO, Utah—A new house that creates more energy than it uses has been created through a partnership between home automation/home security provider Vivint and Utah builder Garbett Homes.

Monitor America earns UL listing


MOONACHIE, N.J.—Monitor America, a provider of security monitoring services technology, based here, has earned UL certification for meeting all required criteria, according to a company statement.

UCC hires former CVS leader


SAN ANTONIO—United Central Control, a provider of monitored security services based here, has hired James Beaty, formerly the general manager of central station operations at CVS, to head its business development initiatives, according to a company statement.

New Fire-Lite MNS system app aids in sales, training


NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has introduced a new iPad app and video, designed to demonstrate the numerous mass notification capabilities and layout configurations of its new Emergency Command Center (ECC) mass notification system, the company said in a

Comcast launches Xfinity Home Control in Michigan


PHILADELPHIA—Comcast Cable, based here, this week announced the Michigan launch of Xfinity Home Control.

Security sales help Honeywell profits climb


MORRISTOWN, N.J.—Honeywell International reported a stronger quarterly profit as it cut costs and sold more security systems for buildings and turbochargers for cars and trucks, nudging its shares to a lifetime high, according to a recent Thomson Reuters report.

Advantage Security Integration becomes Honeywell First Alert dealer


MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell has added Houston-based Advantage Security Integration (ASI)—one of the first Southwest security providers to establish a remote video monitoring station—to its First Alert Professional Dealer program, Honeywell announced today.

Northstar Alarm donates home security system to family in need


PROVO, Utah—NorthStar Alarm Services recently donated a home security system to a local family that has two children with disabilities, according to a news release.

Honeywell welcomes leading New Mexico security dealer to First Alert Professional program


MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell today welcomed Armed Response Team (ART), an Albuquerque, N.M.-based security provider originally founded by a group of police officers, to its First Alert Professional (FAP) Dealer Program.

Avista Capital completes Telular acquisition


NEW YORK and CHICAGO—Avista Capital Partners has completed the acquisition of Telular, according to a news release.