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Archive: July 2018


Residential

Honeywell Homes and ADI spin to be renamed Resideo

July 30, 2018Spencer Ives

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Honeywell recently announced that Resideo will be the corporate name of the Honeywell Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution businesses when they become a stand-alone, publicly traded company following completion of a spin that is expected by the end of 2018.Honeywell will license its brand to Resideo under a long-term agreement for use in its home comfort and security hardware, and software solutions for all channels.“As a standalone, independent business,...

Honeywell, Mike Nefkens, Resideo


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On The Editor's Desk

SIA issues guidance on tariff exclusion process

July 25, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently provided an update and info on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)'s announcement of a process to obtain product exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods imported to the United States. In effect as of Friday, July 6, an additional 25 percent tariff applies to 56 tariff subheadings identified by SIA as impacting security-related products. USTR is now considering exclusion requests “to address situations that warrant...

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Monitoring Matters

LifeShield adds home automation capabilities

July 25, 2018Spencer Ives

LifeShield, a provider of wireless security systems based in Langhorne, Pa., recently added more home automation capabilities for its customers. “The big thing for us is making sure that our customers have additional use out of their systems,” Doug Bellenger, chief product officer for LifeShield, told Security Systems News. The LifeShield S30 base is now certified to work with Z-Wave devices. The company has added capabilities with lights, locks, thermostats, garage door controls and...

Doug Bellenger, Lifeshield


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Commercial

Launch Security rebrands as Defendify

July 25, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

PORTLAND, Maine—Launch Security, a cybersecurity consulting firm started last year by Security Systems News' “20 under 40” winner Rob Simopoulos, announced a name change to Defendify, a move that is in line with the launch of the company's new cybersecurity platform.Simopoulos told SSN that when he and company partner Andrew Rinaldi started the company 14 months ago, and began helping small businesses and systems integrators make improvements through a cybersecurity program, “we...

Cybersecurity, Defendify, Launch Security, Rob Simopoulos


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Suppliers

Arcules rolls out new cloud video platform

July 25, 2018Spencer Ives

SAN FRANCISCO—Arcules, a video cloud IoT as a service provider, on July 23 announced the new Arcules Intelligent Video Cloud platform at Google Cloud Next, held here July 24-26.“What often happens with a traditional physical security on-prem [solution] is that a lot of data is captured and never really used, both video data or other types of device data,” Andreas Pettersson, CEO of Arcules, told Security Systems News. Arcules aggregates all of the data into a cloud solution and...

Andreas Pettersson, Arcules, Kelly Kucera


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General News

News Poll: SSN readers positive on voice interaction

July 25, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—IHS Markit recently released data that the market for voice operated alarm systems will be growing to 2022. Security Systems News asked its readers how they feel about the technology and most say it's a meaningful user interface.“I was very skeptical at first but after using the technology for a while, and seeing some significant improvements, I have expanded its application in my own home. In commercial applications it would need to be combined with some type of verification...

Arvidson+Wagnisse LLC, News Poll, Security Systems News, Wayne Arvidson


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Commercial

PSA TEC 2019 opens call for presentations

July 25, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA recently announced the call for presentations for PSA TEC 2019 is open. Presented by PSA, TEC 2019 will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Denver in Denver, March 11-15, 2019.“We're very excited to continue the growth of the education program at TEC 2019,” Anthony Berticelli, PSA's director of education, told Security Systems News in an email interview. “TEC is foremost an educational conference intended to provide learning and developmental opportunities...

Anthony Berticelli, PSA, PSA TEC 2019


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Commercial

ADS Security expands to eight branches in Alabama

July 25, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security recently acquired Systems By Design in Oxford, Ala., its fourth acquisition in 2018. ADS will retain the Systems By Design office in Oxford, marking the eighth branch in Alabama for ADS and the 24th branch location company wide.Systems By Design owner, Bob Bobo, and all seven employees will be joining ADS Security.“I have long admired Systems By Design and their commitment to delivering a great experience to their customers. As a friend of Bob's for many...

ADS Security, Bob Bobo, John Cerasuolo, Systems By Design


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Monitoring

Where is video monitoring now?

July 25, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Video monitoring, including proactive video monitoring, guard tours, video verification and even MIY among consumers, is on the rise, according to six wholesale monitoring professionals interviewed by Security Systems News.“The subscriber is demanding more video monitoring options and we are continuing to invest in our video monitoring capabilities,” Woodie Andrawos, president of NMC, told SSN in an email interview. “NMC has been a big proponent of video monitoring...

Affiliated Monitoring, Anthony Iannone, CMS, Daniel Oppenheim, Jim McMullen, Lydia Security Monitoring, Niall Kelly, NMC, Peter Brass, Woodie Andrawos


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On The Editor's Desk

VIZpin names Wendi Grinnell as VP

July 18, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

VIZpin, a designer and manufacturer of the VIZpin smartphone-based, Bluetooth enabled access entry system, has announced the appointment of Wendi Grinnell to the newly created position of vice president, effective immediately. Grinnell, of Elizabethtown, is a graduate of Rutgers University and has 20 years of marketing and sales leadership experience. She joined VIZpin in January 2017 in the role of marketing director. According to VIZpin president and CEO Paul Bodell, the role of VP was added to...

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