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Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic Acquisition to merge

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09/18/2019

PROVO, Utah and NEW YORK—Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge Vivint with a subsidiary of Mosaic.

ADT announces new brand direction

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08/23/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it is transforming its brand to highlight its diverse portfolio of products and solutions.

Nortek Security & Control opens new ELAN Training Center

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08/14/2019

CARLSBAD, Calif.— To meet increasing integrator demand, Nortek Security & Control (NSC), a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, today announced the opening the ELAN Training Center at its headquarters here. The company also operates a facility in Dallas.

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.

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SSN News Poll November 2019

As of October 2018, SSN had covered more than 65 mergers and acquisitions for that year, and this year, it seems M&A in the security industry is still as hot as ever. What are your thoughts about M&A in our industry?