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Archive: February 2018


Residential

MONI to become BRINKS Home Security

February 28, 2018Spencer Ives

DALLAS—MONI Smart Security recently announced an exclusive, long-term trademark licensing agreement with The Brink's Company, bringing about a complete rebranding of MONI and LiveWatch to BRINKS Home Security.“It's a really mutually beneficial deal. They wanted a national partner that would really leverage their brand, and we wanted a brand that people knew,” MONI CEO Jeff Gardner, soon to be CEO of BRINKS Home Security, told Security Systems News. MONI dealers will go to market...

Doug Pertz, Jeff Gardner


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Residential

HAWK Security opens new office

February 28, 2018Paul Ragusa

FORT WORTH, Texas—HAWK Security Services, a member of the My Alarm Center family of brands based here, recently announced the opening of its newest office in Plano, Texas, joining the company's existing Texas branches in Fort Worth, Tyler, Houston and San Antonio.“We are thrilled to be opening our fifth office in Texas,” Megan MacDonald, VP of marketing, told Security Systems News in an email interview. “Hawk has experienced tremendous growth and continues to set the bar high...

Hawk Security Services, Megan MacDonald, Mike Shirley, My Alarm Center


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General News

How I Use My System: Teresa Gonzalez

February 28, 2018Spencer Ives

Teresa Gonzalez became the president of United Central Control in 2008. Lydia Security Monitoring acquired UCC in January 2016 and Gonzalez continues to lead the brand. Gonzalez talked with Security Systems News in early December about her home security system and what she likes about it.What kind of system do you have?I have a … 2GIG with Alarm.com. I have thermostats and lights, video cameras.Why this particular setup?At the time, 2GIG was a very user-friendly panel. I've had it for a couple...

How I Use My System, Lydia Security Monitoring, Security Systems News (SSN), Teresa Gonzalez, United Central Control (UCC)


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Suppliers

Integrating sustainability as a solution for protecting people, places and the planet

February 28, 2018Amy Vigneux

In today's built environment—be it new construction or retrofit—project teams are increasingly designing toward specific goals for their buildings. A major trend within these goals is sustainability. In addition to seeking out ways to achieve LEED certification or meeting Living Building Challenge standards, this trend looks to ensure a building is differentiated by considering its impact on the wellness, economics, and social justice of the people and the planet.Put quite simply, progressive...

Amy Vigneux, Assa Abloy, Sustainability


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Suppliers

ACRE appoints Ron Virden as COO

February 28, 2018SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced the appointment of Ronald Virden as chief operating officer, effective April 1, 2018.With extensive experience in senior leadership roles with global entities, Virden will help to elevate ACRE's position in the electronic security marketplace, seek new opportunities for growth, and strengthen the momentum following recent strategic deals.“Following...

acre, Joe Grillo, Ron Virden


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Suppliers

Gorilla Technology integrates with VMS provider Airship

February 28, 2018Spencer Ives

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Gorilla Technology, a video IoT platform company based here, recently announced a partnership with VMS provider Airship, based in Redmond, Wash. “It's a win-win partnership on both technology/products and business,” Dr. Spincer Koh, CEO of Gorilla Technology, told Security Systems News. “Gorilla offers end-to-end hybrid edge-server/cloud AI solutions, provides 40-plus analytics for real time and offline scenarios across security intelligence and business...

Airship, Dr. Spincer Koh, Gorilla Technology, Internet of Things (IoT), Paul Allen, Video Management System (VMS)


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Monitoring Matters

IC Realtime announces new Ella feature

February 28, 2018Spencer Ives

A couple of months back, I got the chance to speak to Matt Sailor, CEO of IC Realtime, about the company's new natural language video search platform Ella. Yesterday, the company announced its first update: including a time-lapse compiler and creation tool. “With this new update, users can create a time-lapse video from a range of time or by a specific query to produce more detailed and relevant results. The same natural language processing included within Ella is leveraged to create time-lapse...

Ella, IC Realtime, Matt Sailor


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On The Editor's Desk

Amazon deal has familiar Ring to it

February 28, 2018Paul Ragusa

SEATTLE—Amazon has agreed to buy video doorbell maker Ring, the companies announced on Tuesday, a move that makes sense for both Amazon and Ring on many levels. The deal, which Reuters was reporting at more than $1 billion, is Amazon's second acquisition in the security space in just the last few months, as the company purchased security camera provider Blink for $90 million in December. Amazon is expected to continue—and build on—the Ring brand, as it has with some of its other...

Amazon, home security, Ring


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General News

SSN News Poll: Security is increasingly interested in CES

February 21, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several companies in the security industry used CES 2018 as a platform to launch new products and offerings, including ADT, Alarm.com, Vivint and Medical Guardian to name a few. Security Systems News asked its readers if they attended the show and what they thought about it. “The lines between physical security and IT/technology are blurring and the end user of today is more and more tech savvy and tech hungry. A show that offers to float high-tech security offerings...

Consumer Electronics Show (CES), News Poll


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Commercial

ADT Cybersecurity joins with Arrow Electronics to expand its distribution channel

February 21, 2018SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it has teamed up with Arrow Electronics to further expand its distribution arm for its ADT Cybersecurity solutions. ADT Cybersecurity was formed in November 2017 with the acquisition of DATASHIELD and is focused on delivering Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services to commercial and enterprise businesses nationwide. Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and...

ADT, Arrow Electronics


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