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HAWK Security opens new office

Newest branch in Plano marks the company’s fifth in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas—HAWK Security Services, a member of the My Alarm Center family of brands based here, recently announced the opening of its newest office in Plano, Texas, joining the company’s existing Texas branches in Fort Worth, Tyler, Houston and San Antonio.

MONI to become BRINKS Home Security

Company will be BRINKS at ISC West

DALLAS—MONI Smart Security recently announced an exclusive, long-term trademark licensing agreement with The Brink’s Company, bringing about a complete rebranding of MONI and LiveWatch to BRINKS Home Security.

My Alarm Center partners to offer more personal safety

Company formed partnership with ROAR for Good to help protect its employees, local charity

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center recently announced a new partnership with personal safety device manufacturer ROAR for Good; the company’s Athena device can sound an alarm and alert contacts if a user feels unsafe.

Vivint to roll out neighborhood-focused app


LAS VEGAS—At CES 2018 Vivint unveiled Streety, a free app that can help protect a neighborhood through connectivity to shared cameras, which will be launching March 1 in the U.S. and Canada, Clint Gordon-Carroll, vice president and general manager of cameras at Vivint Smart Home, told Security Systems News.

August Home and Protect America team up

Partnership enables companies to provide smarter DIY security

SAN FRANCISCO and AUSTIN, Texas—August Home and Protect America have teamed up to provide smarter DIY security for homeowners.

Wayne Alarm makes acquisition, gains about 8,700 accounts

Company purchased of Lexington Alarm Systems, plans to maintain brand

LYNN, Mass.—Wayne Alarm Systems, a full-service security company based here, on Jan. 3 finalized its acquisition of Lexington Alarm Systems, based in Bedford, Mass.

ADT launches ADT Go

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

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


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.

Women in Security: Renee Mallonee of MONI Smart Security

Mallonee highlighted mentoring as a way to increase inclusion of women in the industry

DALLAS—Renee Mallonee, director of marketing for MONI Smart Security, has been with the company for 10 years, starting as a marketing coordinator in 2007 and also serving as a marketing manager before entering her current role.

BCE enters agreement to acquire AlarmForce

$166m deal expected to close in January 2018

MONTREAL and TORONTO—BCE Inc., a large Canadian communications and media company known as Bell, on Nov. 6 announced an agreement to acquire AlarmForce and the company’s more than 100,000 customers. The deal is valued at about $166 million, BCE noted in its announcement.



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?