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Archive: October 2017


Monitoring

TMA holds 2017 Annual Meeting in Arizona

October 25, 2017Spencer Ives

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Monitoring Association held its 2017 annual meeting here, Oct. 7-11, the first annual meeting since changing the association's name from CSAA. Included here is a brief overview of some of the educational sessions and a couple of topics that speakers addressed.Pam Petrow began the general membership meeting by addressing that it would be her last meeting as TMA president and thanked everyone for the opportunity, including the TMA board and staff. Petrow also acknowledged...

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Residential

ADS Security makes fourth buy this year

October 25, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has acquired the accounts of Equinox Alarm Services, a mostly residential dealer based in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This is the fourth buy this year for ADS, and marks the fourth consecutive year ADS had closed at least four acquisitions.“We have an incredible team at ADS who works hard to make sure we are buying the right companies, and that the transition is as painless as possible for those customers,” John Cerasuolo, ADS president and CEO, said in the announcement....

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General News

News Poll: How do security companies prepare for natural disasters?

October 25, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—In August and September large weather events—Hurricanes Harvey and Irma—made landfall in the United States; Security Systems News asked its readers how they prepare ahead of natural disasters, and what can be done for those affected.AvantGuard, a wholesale monitoring center headquartered in Utah, sends messaging out to its dealers ahead of a weather event, describing how the center will handle the upcoming storm, AvantGuard's marketing director Sonja Jorgensen wrote...

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On The Editor's Desk

Robotic Assistance Devices partners with PSA Network

October 25, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

On the Move Systems announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices will make its S5 Security Guard Robot available to members of PSA Security Network, one of the world's largest systems integrator cooperatives in North America, encompassing more than 400 branch locations and employing more than 7,500 industry professionals, with more than $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations. By leveraging the power of the PSA Security...

Bill Bozeman, PSA Security, Robotic Assistance Devices, Steve Reinharz


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Monitoring Matters

TMA announces two award recipients

October 25, 2017Spencer Ives

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Monitoring Association recently recognized two notable professionals: Morgan Hertel, vice president of technology and innovation of Rapid Response Monitoring Services, and Sascha Kylau, vice president of sales at OneTel Security. Hertel was awarded The Monitoring Association's highest honor, the Stanley C. Lott Memorial Award for Exemplary Service. “This award was createdto honor the memory of Stanley C. Lott, a TMA (CSAA) past president renowned for his above-and-beyond...

Morgan Hertel, Pamela J. Petrow, Sascha Kylau, The Monitoring Association


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Commercial

ADT buys third commercial integrator this year

October 23, 2017SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced the acquisition of Gaston Security, its third buy in the commercial system integration space this year.“We continue to make strategic acquisitions in the commercial security integration space to enhance and grow our integrated solutions division,” Dan Bresingham, ADT's chief administrative officer, said in the announcement. “This purchase, along with our recently announced acquisitions of MSE Corporate Security and Protec, strengthen our ability...

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Suppliers

Hikvision hires former IBM security pro to lead cyber efforts

October 19, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Hikvision USA Inc., a video surveillance products and solutions company based here, announced that Chuck Davis has been named director of cybersecurity for Hikvision North America.Davis comes to Hikvision from IBM, where he worked as an executive security architect designing and managing the global malware defense and vulnerability management programs at IBM. He also was a thought leader and architect of IBM's Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). From 2011...

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Suppliers

ASSA ABLOY acquires August Home in the US

October 19, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

STOCKHOLM—ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire August Home, a leading smart lock business in the U.S."I am very pleased to welcome August into the ASSA ABLOY Group," Johan Molin, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY, said in the announcement. "August constitutes a strategic addition to the Group and reinforces our position in the residential smart door market.”Thanasis Molokotos, executive vice president for ASSA ABLOY and head of the Americas division, said August Home strengthens...

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Commercial

CGL introduces franchise model

October 18, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

WESTWOOD, Mass.—CGL Electronic Security Inc, an electronic security products and services provider based here, recently introduced a new franchise model strategy to grow their national business, and announced its first franchise location in Philadelphia.The new franchise group, CGL Technologies LLC, will partner with CGL Electronic Security Inc. and be run by John Nemerofsky, who has been named president of the new company.“The combination of CGL's integration expertise and the history...

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General News

Global perimeter security market to near $200 billion by 2022

October 18, 2017Spencer Ives

PUNE, India—The global perimeter security market will grow from $96.25 billion in 2016 to $196.60 billion by 2022, MarketsandMarkets predicts, and at a CAGR of 12.2 percent between 2017 and 2022.“The market size of the perimeter security market in North America in 2016 was $31.53 billion,” Niket Choudhary, research analyst—security practice at MarketsandMarkets, told Security Systems News in an email interview. “The region is expected to reach $58.10 billion by 2022,...

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