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AT&T’s Petersen explains Digital Life ‘seamless hub’ strategy

Adding Samsung, Lutron, Qualcomm and LG Electronics to the equation eases customization

ATLANTA—AT&T’s plan to become a central, seamless hub that integrates a variety of systems into its Digital Life platform is becoming a reality, according to Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life.

Defender’s Boyce promoted to CEO

Continued growth, philanthropy, training his main aims

INDIANAPOLIS—Jim Boyce has been promoted from president to president and CEO of Defender, a provider of residential security and home automation services and the largest ADT dealer in the country.

And the Morepheus Award goes to …

Company shines spotlight on films that accurately depict security tech while also emphasizing high-end homeowner awareness

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—The Oscars are right around the corner. Forget about Best Actress or Best Supporting Actor, who should receive the Morepheus Award?

U.S. Cellular gets into security

Telecom has rolled out its DIY security system; Iowa and Tulsa, Okla., are first test markets

CHICAGO—U.S. Cellular, the newest telecom player to enter the security space, has launched OnLook Digital System, a self-installed security and home automation system.

CSG is three for three

Company acquires Allied Protective Systems

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group has added 6,000 customers and boosted its RMR to more than $7 million with its acquisition of Allied Protective Systems, its third buy in three months.

Acquisition pushes NorthStar to more than $2m in RMR

Purchase of Vision Security assets brings in 8,000 accounts, solar division

OREM, Utah—NorthStar Alarm has acquired the 8,000 accounts and physical assets of residential alarm security company Vision Security, both based here. It also has acquired an interest in Vision’s solar business, which will be run as a separate entity.

SAFE gets $25 million

Taking door-knocking nationwide only one element of 2015 enhancements

SAN RAMON, Calif.—SAFE Security, with a recent $25 million credit facility from Prospect Capital, is planning a number of innovations to better serve its customer base, according to Paul Sargenti, president and CEO.

Small Texas company makes big strides

Former Devcon exec attributes success to strong work ethic

CROWLEY, Texas—After hitting the ground running in July 2013, Sentry Security Solutions anticipates big financial gains this year.

ADT Canada's new president starts today

Andrea Martin to accelerate growth in Canada, oversee Protectron integration

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Andrea Martin begins her new job as president, ADT Canada today. ADT, based here, announced Martin's appointment to this newly created role on Jan. 8.

One Source Security keen on keyless locks

20-year-old firm does some automation, but locksmith division is main driver for its residential business

MERRIMACK, N.H.—One Source Security and Automation’s residential focus as it enters its 21st year is on keyless locks—by card, keypad, fob or finger.



SSN News Poll November 2015

Security industry executives need to make careful decisions about attending tradeshows and conferences. Time away from the office needs to be worth the time and money. How do you decide which events to attend?

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