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Women in Security: Resideo’s Alice DeBiasio

DeBiasio sees the mission statement of the security industry as a draw for talent, male and female
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11/27/2018

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell recently spun off its Honeywell Homes and ADI Global distribution business into the separate company Resideo. Alice DeBiasio, who worked for Honeywell’s homes business for five years, is now the vice president, general manager of Resideo’s global pro security business.

Guardian Protection Services opens Nashville, Tenn., location

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11/08/2018

PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection Services opened a branch in Brentwood, Tenn., 10 miles south of the Nashville city center, which became operational on Nov. 1.

2GIG launches partitioning for its GC3 panel

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10/24/2018

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control recently announced the launch of Smart Areas partitioning for the 2GIG GC3 security panel, a self-contained wireless system.

Northstar approved Qolsys for its Affiliate Funding Program

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10/24/2018

OREM, Utah—Northstar, a residential security and monitoring company based here, recently announced that Qolsys products have been approved for dealers participating in its Affiliate Funding Program.

My Alarm Center expands executive and leadership teams

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10/10/2018

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center has expanded its executive leadership team to support recent company growth and future initiatives. Frank Iovino, formerly SVP of national sales, has been promoted to chief revenue officer and Carole Dalton, formerly SVP of human resources, is now chief human resource officer. Both will continue to report to company president and CEO Amy Kothari.

Vivint brings the smart home to renters

Multifamily and rental property owners can now offer services through Vivint’s Smart Properties program
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10/10/2018

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home is giving multifamily and rental property owners the ability to offer smart home services to their residents through its Smart Properties program that it has been developing over the past year.

LifeShield survey covers range of uses for residential security systems

68 percent said they would use a system to see if their children opened doors for strangers
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10/03/2018

LANGHORNE, Pa.—In a recent survey from LifeShield, a provider of wireless home security systems based here, respondents discuss using home security systems for more than arming and disarming against intruders—checking in on their children, too.

Owen Security Solutions makes three purchases

Company is expanding into gate market
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09/26/2018

CALHOUN, Ga.—Owen Security Solutions, a security company based here, recently announced three purchases in Georgia: Ellis Construction, Williams Alarm and accounts from Robinson Door & Security.

CSG rebrands to Alert 360

Single brand incorporates both Central Security Group and Guardian Security Systems
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09/19/2018

TULSA, Okla.—Alert 360 is the new name for Central Security Group and Guardian Security Systems, a move that Richard Ginsburg, company CEO, said better represents what the company has to offer.

ADS announces two purchases

Company gained high quality account bases in Kentucky and Tennessee
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09/12/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security recently announced two acquisitions: Delta Security Systems, based in Brownsville, Tenn., and Wilson Alarm Company in Hopkinsville, Ky.

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SSN News Poll February 2019

As we head into 2019, this month's poll looks to gauge the overall state of industry.