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Security industry weighs in on role of DIY

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07/17/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is self-installed, according to new research from Parks Associates.

Resideo acquires LifeWhere

Smart home company focuses on preventing HVAC and appliance failure
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07/08/2019

AUSTIN, Texas—Resideo Technologies Inc. announced it has acquired Pittsburgh-based LifeWhere, which uses machine learning and analytics to predict potential failure on critical home appliances, such as water heaters, furnaces and air conditioners.

American Defense Systems welcomes new team players

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07/01/2019

DALLAS—American Defense Systems, a provider of smart security, automation and surveillance has appointed John Fox to vice president of outside sales and added Garrett Fiveash into a newly created role to manage commercial accounts and strategic business development opportunities.

Vivint Smart Home introduces zero-down financing for property owners and managers

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06/28/2019

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home recently introduced zero-down financing to help property owners and managers add smart home technology to their multifamily developments with no upfront cost.

New research shows DIY is on the rise

Parks finds DIY raising awareness while competing with traditional dealers
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06/13/2019

DALLAS—New research from Parks Associates reveals at the end of 4Q 2018, 28 percent of U.S. broadband households reported the presence of an active security system, up from 26 percent in 4Q 2017, with 24 percent having professional monitoring.

ADT awarded $4m in lawsuit against Alder

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06/12/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced that it was awarded $3 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages against Alder Holdings LLC, a Utah-based company.

Guardian Protection unveils new branding; integrated marketing campaign

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05/22/2019

PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection, a large security solutions provider, announced a new branding initiative and a multi-million-dollar integrated marketing campaign.

SnapAV to acquire Control4 for $680 million

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05/13/2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and SALT LAKE CITY—SnapAV, a manufacturer and primary source of A/V, surveillance, networking and remote management products for professional integrators, and Control4 Corporation, a global provider of smart home solutions, recently announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby SnapAV will acquire Control4 in an all-cash transaction for $23.91 per share in cash, representing an aggregate value of approximately $680 million.

ADT’s second-tier designation and congratulations to SafeStreets, USA

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05/01/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Over 23 years ago, ADT launched its Authorized Dealer program with the simple premise of creating a synergetic relationship between ADT and independent security integrators that could expand ADT’s reach into the market, while at the same time, helping security dealers all over America build their businesses.

Hedge Tactical Solutions’ real-time emergency response technology overrides silent mode on Apple devices

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04/08/2019

HUDSON, Wis.—Hedge Tactical Solutions, a real-time emergency response technology, reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to override the silent setting for its customers who have Apple products.

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Poll

SSN News Poll September 2019

With the debate on biometrics and data privacy heating up, and more and more states seeking to regulate the collection, use and retention of biometric data, this month’s News Poll focuses on the future of biometrics and its role in security.