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Kastle’s new president Glenn Felson looks to capitalize on IoT

Kastle Systems invested $60 million in KastlePresence platform
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05/25/2016

NEW YORK—Glenn Felson on May 24 was named to the newly created role of Kastle Systems president of the Northeast region.

How Security-Net keeps techs on track

Proprietary software can geo-locate security devices anytime, anywhere
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05/25/2016

EXTON, Pa.—Security-Net’s president Skip Sampson says keeping techs, customers and partners coordinated is a snap thanks to a new proprietary software the national systems integrator is using.

Convergint acquires Total Recall

Dan Moceri: Convergint will expand smart city expertise
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05/04/2016

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—One day after Convergint Technologies acquired New York-based systems integrator Total Recall, Total Recall president Jordan Heilweil was boarding a plane to meet a new customer in Savannah, Ga.

Guard merger to produce $4.5b ‘AlliedUniversal’

Deal expected to produce $100 million in synergies
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05/04/2016

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America on May 3 announced a plan to merge, creating AlliedUniversal, a guard company with $4.5 billion in revenues and 140,000 officers.

TycoIS introduces its first cloud video offering

Leitz: Cloud Video ‘viable for every segment from small business to enterprise accounts’
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04/27/2016

BOCA RATON, Fla.—After several months of beta testing and several weeks of training, national systems integrator TycoIS’s 800-person sales force is now selling TycoIS’ first cloud video offering, Cloud Video.

Convergint acquires H&E Comfort Controls

Deal brings building automation capabilities
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04/20/2016

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global systems integration firm, on April 8 announced it has acquired H&E Comfort Controls, a provider of building automation and security.

Convergint buys integration business

Enion, based in Switzerland, key to Convergint’s global strategy
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04/20/2016

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—In a deal that will help serve its global customers, Convergint Technologies today announced it has purchased Enion AG, an integration firm based in Basel, Switzerland.

Protection 1 enhances eSuite data analytics platform

Demoed at ASIS, has new mobile capabilities, available now
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04/19/2016

CHICAGO—Protection 1’s eSuite 2.0, the latest version of its data analytics/reporting platform for commercial customers, has a number of new features including mobile device capability.

SSD to build disaster recovery center

Integrator experiencing growth in hosted and monitored services
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04/13/2016

ANAHEIM, Calif.—SSD Alarm Systems, a full service security company, is building a disaster recovery center, to support its growing hosted and monitored services offerings.

ADT vote on acquisition April 22

Go-shop stopped, 24 potential ADT suitors not interested
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04/04/2016

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT stockholders will gather April 22 for a special meeting to vote on the proposed acquisition of ADT by Apollo Global Management. ADT announced in February that it had agreed to be acquired by Apollo for $6.9 billion. Apollo plans to merge ADT with Protection 1.

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SSN News Poll March 2017

Drones are making more of an entrance in security, as well as in the smart home space. Recently, Alarm.com announced that it is working on drones for the residential market. Sunflower Labs also detailed the ways drones can protect homes. Where is this technology headed?