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ADT, CellBounce unveil solution to 3G network sunset

Partners say plug-and-play solution could be ready by late summer as ADT completes acquisition of CellBounce
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05/11/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is developing a solution for the home security industry’s need to adapt to the 3G sunset, which is scheduled for February 2022.

SecurityTrax redesigns, offers customizable CRM platform

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04/27/2020

TYSONS, Va.—Founded in 2004 and acquired by Alarm.com in 2015, SecurityTrax, a back-office, cloud-based platform built for the security industry and automation providers to manage all critical operational tasks, has recently and diligently been working on major upgrades and a complete redesign, all with the end user top of mind.

COVID-19 to drive voice control demand

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04/24/2020

OYSTER BAY, N.Y.—Voice control device shipments in 2020 will grow globally by close to 30 percent over 2019, according to global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

Residential security adoption rises to 33 percent

Up from 28 percent in 2018, Parks says 2020 does pose challenges
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04/17/2020

DALLAS—Consumer Insights 2020 research from Parks Associates finds security system adoption, after holding steady at 25-28 percent for over five years, jumped up to 33 percent of U.S. broadband households at the end of 2019.

ADT, Vivint report big revenue gains for 2019

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03/11/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla. and PROVO, Utah—Both ADT and Vivint reported strong fourth quarter and overall annual revenue gains for 2019, with ADT up 12 percent and Vivint up 10 percent for the year.

Vivint president Alex Dunn to step down

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03/05/2020

PROVOST, Utah—Vivint Smart Home Inc. announced that Alex J. Dunn is stepping down as president of Vivint Smart Home after 14 years at the company. He will remain an advisor to the company through March 2021. Scott R. Hardy, Vivint’s chief operating officer, will assume many of his day-to-day responsibilities.

Jeff Gardner steps down as Brinks CEO

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03/02/2020

DALLAS—Brinks Home Security announced late last week that company President and CEO Jeff Gardner is stepping down from his position and from the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

ADT working with real estate developer HHHunt

Partnership to integrate smart home technology in new and existing multifamily and student housing
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02/17/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is partnering with real estate development company HHHunt to install smart home and property automation technology into new and existing HHHunt multifamily and student housing communities, adding another prominent real estate company to its list of partners.

Resideo acquires Herman ProAV

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02/12/2020

AUSTIN, Texas—Resideo Technologies Inc. acquired privately held Herman ProAV, a provider and distributor of professional audio-visual (AV) products, procurement services and labor resources to systems integrators in the commercial audio-visual industry.

Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic complete merger

Combined company started trading on NYSE under ticker VVNT this week
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01/23/2020

PROVO, Utah and NEW YORK—Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic Acquisition Corp. announced the completion of the previously announced transaction between Vivint and Mosaic, which results in Vivint becoming a publicly traded company.

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SSN News Poll July 2020

With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us all to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s News Poll looks to gauge readers thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.