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Archive: June 2017


On The Editor's Desk

New resi research promising

June 28, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

U.S. households with professional security monitoring will generate nearly $14.7 billion in 2021, reaching a five-year CAGR of 4.7 percent from 2017-2021, according to Parks Associates' Home Security NUMBERS research. “Our last number from the fourth quarter of 2016 shows that 21.5 percent of broadband households, which is about 80 percent of overall households, have professionally monitored security,” Tom Kerber, Parks' director of IoT strategy, told Security Systems News. “So...

Dina Abdelrazik, Parks Associates, professionally monitored security system, smart home, Tom Kerber


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Monitoring Matters

Ivan Spector voted president-elect of The Monitoring Association

June 28, 2017Spencer Ives

The Monitoring Association today announced that Ivan Spector, president of Montreal-based Sentinel Alarm Co., was voted to be the next president of TMA at its general membership meeting, held on June 13 during ESX in Nashville Tenn. “I am very honored and humbled to serve in the position of President,” Spector said in TMA's announcement. “I look forward to continuing our successes and I thank all of our members for their support and participation.” Spector is a Superior Court...

Ivan Spector, Pam Petrow, The Monitoring Association


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Suppliers

Hikvision's Alex Asnovich recognized by Forbes

June 28, 2017SSN Staff

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Hikvision USA this week announced that Alex Asnovich, Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada director of marketing, was named one of the “World's Most Influential CMOs 2017” by Forbes Magazine.“With The World's Most Influential CMOs 2017 report, we present a distinguished selection of the upper echelon, along with an instructive look at what brought them there,” the Forbes report, released June 22, said. Asnovich was named number 40 out of a list...

Alex Asnovich, Forbes, Hikvision


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Suppliers

Canon's new company to harness the cloud

June 28, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

LONDON—Canon announced on June 27 a new business based in California called ARCUS Global Inc. Owned by Canon Europe and built on the intellectual property, technology and expertise of Canon Group company Milestone Systems, ARCUS Global Inc. will address the significant unmet global market demand from large enterprises for 'Video Cloud IoT as a Service' for security and business optimization.“We are excited to launch our new company ... and to introduce Video Cloud IoT as a Service not...

ARCUS Global Inc., Axis Communications, Canon, Milestone


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Commercial

U.S. Security Associates to showcase robots

June 28, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

ATLANTA—U.S. Security Associates (USA), a full-service safety and security solutions provider based here, has announced that it is the first private security company to be an authorized reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicles, and will be hosting exclusive demonstration events across the U.S. this summer.“In addition to acting as an additional deterrent for criminal activity, the real value new technologies like the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV offers is mining site-specific...

A-UGV, Sharp Electronics, U.S. Security Associates


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Suppliers

Hanwha Techwin finding its own identity

June 28, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of solutions for IP and analog video surveillance, continues to build on the momentum created with the unveiling earlier this year of its new in-house developed Wisenet 5 chipset, and the announcement of plans to open a new $100 million manufacturing facility in Vietnam.Miguel Lazatin, director of product and channel marketing, North America, said that the key differentiator for the company is its ability to develop in-house technology.“A...

Hanwha Techwin, Miguel Lazatin


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Residential

Owen Security Solutions receives $5 million line of credit

June 28, 2017Spencer Ives

CALHOUN, Ga.—Owen Security Solutions, a residentially focused company based here, received a $5 million senior revolving line of credit from Capital One, the financial institution announced today.Justin Owen, company president, told Security Systems News that this funding will help the company expand organically and through acquisition. “This is going to allow us to have the ability to act quickly on an opportunity,” he said. “We're excited about the potential out there.”Owen...

Capital One, John Robuck, Justin Owen, Owen Security Solutions


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General News

How I Use My System: Cindy Nash

June 28, 2017Spencer Ives

Cindy Nash is MONI Smart Security's chief information officer and has been with the company for about a year and a half. “My team and I are responsible for providing all of the technology platforms and support for the company,” Nash said. Security Systems News caught up with Nash to talk about her home security system.What kind of system do you have?At home, I have a 2GIG GoControl system. [That] is my panel, and then I have a number of Z-Wave products that, for example, provide me a...

Cindy Nash, How I Use My System, MONI Smart Security, Security Systems News


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On The Editor's Desk

SIA raises advocacy efforts

June 21, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced this week the establishment of a political action committee (PAC) called the SecurityPAC, which was formed to bolster its advocacy efforts to fully engage within the U.S. political process on matters affecting the security industry. The timing of this announcement couldn't be better as it comes a week before the SIA GovSummit, a leading public policy forum for the security industry set for June 28-29 on Capitol Hill and at The Liaison Capitol Hill. “SecurityPAC...

Don Erickson, Joseph Hoellerer, SIA


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Monitoring Matters

Vivint announces new campus, new solution

June 21, 2017Spencer Ives

In the past couple of weeks, Vivint has made two announcements. The first announcement, which came out on June 13, was about the company's new facility. Then, on June 20, Vivint announced its new solution for property developers and managers—Vivint Smart Properties. According to Vivint's announcement, the new facility will be a 43,000-square-foot building, capable of housing up to 400 employees and includes a demo home equipped with a Vivint smart home system, a full-size basketball court,...

Alex Dunn, Harrison Jenkins, Noelle Cockett, Tom Few, Utah State University, Vivint


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