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Honeywell hosts three dealer organizations for CONNECT 2013

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09/23/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Representatives of Honeywell’s three largest dealer organizations will gather for the first time at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live Nov.7-10 for the CONNECT 2013 Conference.

Honeywell broadens focus on industrial fire market

Company's new customer experience and training center in Houston, targeted at industrial clients, is one example
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09/17/2013

HOUSTON—Honeywell is expanding its focus on the industrial fire protection market and its new Life Safety Training and Customer Experience Center, which will have its grand opening here Sept. 18, is one indication of its renewed interest in the space, according to the company.

Honeywell to display connected home solutions at CEDIA

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09/10/2013

DENVER—Honeywell Security will display its latest home control, remote services and security solutions at its booth at the CEDIA Expo home technology show, to be held Sept. 26-28 at the Colorado Convention Center here.

Honeywell joins PPVAR

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Over the weekend, the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, a public-private partnership comprising stakeholders in property crime, announced the addition of a major manufacturer to its membership ranks. The company? Honeywell Security.

After speaking with some in the industry involved with PPVAR, including Keith Jentoft, president of Videofied and RSI Video Technologies, it is increasingly clear to me why this carries major implications for the future of video monitored alarm systems. A recurring theme I’m hearing is that Honeywell’s decision to come on board with PPVAR reflects significant progress toward “mainstreaming” such systems.

In a PPVAR statement, Donald Young, president of PPVAR and chief information officer at Protection 1, said the following: “Honeywell will help us in our efforts to strengthen our partnerships with law enforcement using monitored video alarm as a mainstream solution.” In the same statement, Scott Harkins, president of Honeywell Security Products Americas, stated: “Honeywell is pleased that the PPVAR supports continued police response to all burglar alarms. We also recognize that video verification is an important product category as we look to the future of security.”

If you synthesize these two statements, PPVAR’s message becomes clear. The organization encourages the mainstream adoption of video verification alarm systems in both commercial and residential settings, since this appears to be the trajectory monitored alarms are on. But what’s also apparent in the statement, particularly through Harkins’ quote, is that both the organization and its members remain firmly positioned as allies of the monitored alarm industry and its stakeholders in general—whether we’re talking about video monitored alarm systems or traditional ones. PPVAR's emphasis is on priority response. 

With monitored video alarm systems becoming more affordable, it may only be a matter of time before video verified alarm systems reach a tipping point in their adoption. It’s a development that some in the industry, as well as in law enforcement, will hail—especially as municipalities across the country continue to search for ways to mitigate false alarms.

Honeywell’s membership status with PPVAR only helps advance the industry closer to that adoption tipping point. On that front it is a major illustration of progress. Equally instrumental for achieving broader adoption, however, could be PPVAR’s positioning itself not as a threat to the existing, largely non-video installer base, but as an ally. 

TriTek: Service, specialized jobs spur 10 years of growth

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08/14/2013

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Ten years ago, TriTek Fire, Security & Communications, based here, was “basically two men and a truck,” according to Eddie Stevens, one of its co-founders. Today, it has 50 employees, annual revenues in the multimillions and three offices—with plans for a fourth office by the end of this year.

Fire company helps school with low-cost security solution

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08/14/2013

ESSEX, Conn.—After the shootings last year at a school in Newtown, another Connecticut school district wanted to increase security but had only a limited budget. What to do?

How I use my system: Talking panels and keypads with Dan Krumme of Cam-Dex

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08/14/2013

Dan Krumme, branch operations manager at the Cam-Dex Security Corp. office in St. Louis, is a fourth-generation employee at the company, a Security-Net partner. “I grew up in the industry,” he said.

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

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07/25/2013

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

Advantage Security Integration becomes Honeywell First Alert dealer

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07/19/2013

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.

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

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06/28/2013

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.

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