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Archive: October 2018


Suppliers

ReconaSense announces new office, demo center on Fifth Avenue in NYC

October 31, 2018SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—ReconaSense, a provider of intelligent security management systems, announced its expansion into New York City with a new office and demo center located on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.President and CTO John Carter said the Manhattan office provides an ideal, centrally located demonstration and solution center for collaboration between end-users, consultants, and system integrators, and helps the company to “better serve” its expanding customer base in the Northeast...

John Carter, ReconaSense


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Suppliers

Alarm.com launches video analytics

October 31, 2018SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com announced a newly deployed artificial intelligence architecture and video analytics service, a platform that can monitor video streams in real-time and alert property owners about important events, while ignoring routine movement. The new service is available now for residential and business subscribers.“Alarm.com's AI architecture and video analytics program are defining the next generation of smart home and business innovations,” Dan Kerzner, Alarm.com's...

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Monitoring

DICE announces new Tech Security Summit for spring 2019

October 31, 2018Spencer Ives

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation announced in late October that it will be expanding its annual user's conference, addressing new topics and bringing in new professionals.The event will be held in Nashville, Tenn., at the Sheraton Grand National Downtown from April 29 to May 2, 2019. Event highlights include panel discussions with DICE representatives and industry experts, product demos, exhibitor showcases, education and training, roundtable sessions, and networking and group activities, the...

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Monitoring

SentryNet to open new monitoring center in Washington

October 31, 2018SSN Staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—SentryNet, a wholesale central station, recently announced that it will be adding a monitoring center in Lacey, Wash., “to ensure they are able to provide the best service to dealers coast-to-coast.”The company currently has two UL/FM/NISPOM listed redundant monitoring centers; one based here and one in Pensacola, Fla. As part of the company's expansion into Washington, SentryNet will consolidate the Pensacola center to Memphis. A Pensacola, Fla., office will remain...

Julie Beach, SentryNet


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Monitoring

Dynamark creates new equipment funding program

October 31, 2018Spencer Ives

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Monitoring recently partnered with home improvement financing companies to provide dealers a consumer equipment financing option for their customers. “The goal is to help dealers expand their business while keeping their own individual brand and identity strong,” the company said.“This equipment financing program is available to any security company, whether they do monitoring or non-monitored, and it's open to both residential and commercial,”...

Dynamark Monitoring, Hank Groff, Rich Cowan, Trey Alter


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Commercial

ADT to acquire Red Hawk Fire & Security

October 31, 2018SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Boca Raton, Fla.-based Red Hawk Fire & Security, a commercial fire, life safety and security services and portfolio company of Comvest Partners, for $317.5 million in cash. Upon completion of the acquisition, ADT said that its business customers will represent 25 percent of total revenue.“Commercial security is one of the core pillars of ADT's growth strategy and today's announcement marks a significant...

ADT, Comvest Partners, Jim DeVries, Michael McWilliams, Red Hawk Fire & Security, Roger Marrero


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On The Editor's Desk

PIVOT3 having banner year

October 31, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

Pivot3, the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance and technology company based in Austin, Texas, announced that it experienced more than 50-percent growth in bookings in Q1-Q3 2018 over the same period in 2017, with significant growth among large enterprises and complex, mission-critical use cases. With IT requiring automation and intelligence to manage increasingly complex workloads and multi-cloud environments, Pivot3 saw high demand for its hybrid cloud solutions. Pivot3 also experienced...

Enterpirse Strategy Group, Mike Leone, Pivot3, Ron Nash


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Monitoring Matters

Apartment Guide finds renters want security

October 30, 2018Spencer Ives

ATLANTA—Apartment Guide, a resource for renters and part of the digital marketing solutions company RentPath, recently published a blog highlighting security as an amenity many renters are looking for. The blog included data from RentPath surveys including an “online, blind survey of 2,000 renters … conducted by Egg Strategy in conjunction with RentPath in 2017, with the final analysis completed in February 2018,” and an “online, blind survey of 750 renters conducted by RentPath...

Angie Amon, Apartment Guide, RentPath


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General News

FAA bill to impact security industry

October 24, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Trump signed into law on Oct. 5, H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, a bill that provides a roadmap for FAA-related policies, programs and procedures that will impact the security industry in a number of ways, from the use of counter-drone measures to the expanded use of CCTV and biometric technology within airports.Included in the new law is the Preventing Emerging Threats Act, which was a 2018 policy priority for the Security Industry Association, according...

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Commercial

D-Tools named as official product catalog content provider for PSA, USAV

October 24, 2018SSN Staff

CONCORD, Calif.—D-Tools Inc., a provider of data-driven software for system integrators, and PSA Security Network, a global systems integrator consortium, announced that D-Tools has been named as the official product catalog content provider for PSA Security Network and USAV.“Finding ways to streamline operating efficiencies is in our DNA, so we are pleased to have the opportunity to leverage our expertise in providing accurate, detailed and up-to-date product specifications to the PSA...

Bill Bozeman, D-Tools Inc., PSA Security Network, Randy Stearns


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