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Carter Brothers to build new security business with new partner

After selling its fire business to Tyco, Carter looks to collaborate with a cableco or telecom
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10/31/2012

ATLANTA—Now that he’s sold his fire business to Tyco, John Carter, president of Carter Brothers, plans to partner with a large company to provide security services on a national basis.

BBB teams with security industry to fight fraud

Louisiana State Fire Marshal leads news conference on stopping deceptive sales practices
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05/23/2018

BATON ROUGE, La.—As one of the leading states for deceptive sales practices, Louisiana consumers will be targets of deceptive doorknockers this summer who con them into switching their alarm service.

ADT partners with Cofense to bolster cyber protection

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05/23/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla. and LEESBURG, Va.—ADT and Cofense, a provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, announced a partnership to offer phishing detection and response to ADT customers.

I-View Now announces new service

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I-View Now recently announced the launch of a new service: Police Alarm Portal. The process is powered by I-View Now’s Software as a Service Video Verification platform, and will send video directly to authorized emergency responders through the ASAP to PSAP program. Additionally, I-View Now will provide the service to law enforcement free of charge.

In the announcement, I-View Now said that Police Alarm Portal helps the entire electronic security industry by improving the path of communications flow from end users to the monitoring station and then to law enforcement. “It allows for a faster and safer response to alarms by authorized emergency responders, increases the value of the alarm provider's monitoring service, and improves customer retention,” the company said.

The new service will provide better information and collaboration to help keep communities safer, according to I-View Now.

"We're thrilled to be offering this revolutionary and patented service at no cost to law enforcement,” Larry Folsom, president of I-View Now, said in the announcement. “When an alarm goes off, you don’t always know what you’ll find. Using video verification with the Police Alarm Portal changes that unknown factor. Authorized emergency responders will have real-time information about what’s happening at the protected premises through live video and video clips. Police officers can respond appropriately and more safely to a verified alarm event.”

Police Alarm Portal is being tested at 911 Communications Centers across the nation, including in Richmond, Virginia, the first city to go live with ASAP to PSAP.

"The City of Richmond is honored to have been chosen to participate in a pilot of Police Alarm Portal with I-View Now,” Bill Hobgood, systems developer lead for City of Richmond, Department of Information Technology Public Safety Team, and recognized ASAP subject matter expert, said in a prepared statement. “The delivery of video sent via the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) program sent by an alarm monitoring company when suspicious circumstances are present, is a value added for public safety. The video will enable dispatch staff in the emergency communications center as well as responding officers to easily navigate to the same video witnessed by the alarm operator adding another tool in the interest of officer safety and suspect apprehension."

“ADT is a founding member of the ASAP system, and also the nation’s largest user,” Don Young, ADT’s chief information officer, said in the announcement. “As our nationwide deployment of Video Verification with I-View Now is complete, making that same video content accessible to law enforcement is a natural extension of the services we currently provide our customers. ASAP is the premier standard for sending life safety information to PSAPs, and ADT is excited to further enhance our outstanding partnership with public safety officials.”

ADT growing its commercial business

Company’s Owners Club brings top integrator talent together to lead the charge
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05/15/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is making some noise in the commercial space, where it is now doing approximately a billion dollars in business in comparison to the company’s multi-billion-dollar residential security business it has become synonymous with.

ADT makes another commercial buy

San Francisco-based Acme Security Systems will join forces with ASG
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03/14/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT yesterday announced the completed acquisition of Acme Security Systems. Acme will join forces with recently acquired Aronson Security Group (ASG) to further drive commercial growth and expansion, ADT said in its announcement.

ADT acquires Aronson Security Group

Deal marks key chapter in company’s efforts to expand its commercial capabilities
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03/05/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced on March 2 the completed acquisition of Aronson Security Group Inc. (ASG), a national integrator based in Renton, Wash., that has been in business for 55 years and has nearly 170 employees.

ADT brings verification to SMB customers using its Pulse platform

Company plans to bring verification to residential Pulse customers in 2018
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01/10/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced in late December that it could verify alarms through cameras connected for small- to medium-sized business customers on the ADT Pulse platform nationwide.

ADT launches ADT Go

ADT partnered with Life360 to deliver a mobile app that extends security outside of the home
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01/08/2018

LAS VEGAS—ADT partnered with Life360, a company focused on protecting and connecting families through a mobile application, to launch ADT Go today.

Vivint to pay ADT $10 million in deceptive sales lawsuit settlement

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01/05/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT yesterday announced that Vivint would pay the company $10 million to settle a deceptive sales lawsuit filed in April 2017, ADT’s largest deceptive sales settlement to date.

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