Security industry mourns sudden loss of 2GIG’s Scott Simon

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Monday, March 23, 2020

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Scott Simon, security industry trailblazer and co-founder of 2GIG Technologies, passed away suddenly, according to Lance Dean, with whom he co-founded 2GIG. 

“The news will come as a sad shock to many, as he had many friends after his 30 plus years in the industry,” Dean said in the announcement. “Scott was a fantastic expert in security and had so much knowledge. We all enjoyed working with him to ‘revolution’-ize the industry. He certainly left his mark and will be sorely missed.” 

Simon and Dean met at Honeywell, where they spent many years growing the company’s security business. Simon managed Honeywell’s AlarmNet business.

In 2007, the two went out on their own to launch their own security business and sales engine, 2GIG Technologies. Simon was executive vice president of product development, where he helped launch the Go!Control panel, which rode the Z-Wave technology alliance that moved hone security from POTS-based systems to smart phone capable and smart home controllable and expandable. 

The explosive growth that resulted enabled Simon and Deal to sell 2GIG Technologies to Nortek in 2014. 

Please send condolences to

Arlene and Ted Simon 

651 Balfour Place

Melville, NY 11747