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Archive: September 2018


Monitoring Matters

Huronia acquires Ontario Security Systems

September 26, 2018Spencer Ives

MIDLAND, Ontario—Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc., a full service security company based here, recently announced its purchase of Ontario Security Systems' monitored accounts. OSS president and owner Henry Droder wanted to retire, and “we were already doing their monitoring, so, it made sense for him to pass the business over to us,” Rob Thorburn Jr., Huronia's president and CEO, told Security Systems News. “The customers already knew of us, already [were] familiar with...

Henry Droder, Huronia Alarm & Fire Security, Ontario Security Systems, Rob Thorburn Jr.


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On The Editor's Desk

ADT and Amazon team up

September 26, 2018SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced a new strategic initiative with Amazon where it will support integration of Amazon's new Alexa Guard feature with the ADT Pulse security system. Starting later this year, this partnership helps ADT customers enhance their home's security capabilities by detecting specific sounds via the customer's Echo device when they're away from home, ADT said. Once available, ADT professional installation and monitoring solutions will be offered to customers through the Alexa...

ADT, Amazon


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Suppliers

UTC Climate, Controls & Security agrees to buy S2 Security

September 26, 2018SSN Staff

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—UTC Climate, Controls & Security has agreed to acquire S2 Security, a developer of unified security and video management solutions. UTC Climate, Controls & Security provides fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and is a unit of United Technologies Corp.“This move is well aligned with our strategic focus to grow our core business and increase innovation,” Alex Housten, VP & general manager,...

Alex Housten, John Moss, S2 Security, UTC


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General News

Specifically Speaking with Jeff Smith

September 26, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?Our security design/engineering/consulting service offerings include:ServicesPhysical threat/risk assessment of facilitiesSurvey/assessment of existing security systems and mitigation strategiesCrime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) assessment of design documents or physical locationsPeer review servicesProject design/build criteriaDetailed project design/bid/build packagesProject specificationsOpinion...

Jeff Smith, Security Systems News, Specifically Speaking, TEECOM


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General News

SSN readers discuss leadership styles

September 26, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News features leaders, in articles, through the annual “20 under 40” awards, and in the Leadership Talks series. In the latest SSN News Poll, respondents talked about leadership approaches and how to encourage the next wave of influential professionals in the security industry.“For us, creating a strong vision first is key, and then make sure it is communicated to and followed by all. Managers need to set the example, and then encourage all...

Chris Currie, Damar Security Systems, Kevin Spagone, Reitman Security Search, Security Systems News Poll


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Commercial

Security 101 opens 40th franchise office

September 26, 2018SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Security 101, a nationwide security integrator, announced it has opened its 40th office here. Kevin Schnyder, an IT and physical security professional, is the owner and president of the new franchise.“Kevin has the ideal background for his new role at Security 101,” Steve Crespo, Security 101's chief executive officer, said in a prepared statement. “He has physical security experience combined with a background in IT which is essential for a security integrator...

Kevin Schnyder, Security 101, Steve Crespo


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Residential

Owen Security Solutions makes three purchases

September 26, 2018Spencer Ives

CALHOUN, Ga.—Owen Security Solutions, a security company based here, recently announced three purchases in Georgia: Ellis Construction, Williams Alarm and accounts from Robinson Door & Security.“The companies by themselves are not huge acquisitions, but the group impact is something that has been very helpful for us,” company president Justin Owen told Security Systems News.Collectively, these acquisitions add about 500 accounts to Owen Security, bringing the company's total account...

Ellis Construction, Justin Owen, Owen Security Solutions, Robinson Door & Security, Williams Alarm


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On The Editor's Desk

Parks looks at IP camera sales, DIY's impact

September 19, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

An estimated 7.7 million standalone and all-in-one networked/IP cameras will be sold in the U.S. in 2018, with $889 million in revenues, according to research from Parks Associates entitled Smart Product Market Assessment: Networked Cameras. “Networked cameras have experienced a positive growth rate over the last year—2018 is expected to witness a roughly 11 percent increase in unit sales from the year prior,” Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates, told Security Systems...

Dina Abdelrazik, DIY, IP cameras, Parks Associates


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Monitoring Matters

SSN seeks nominations for great Women in Security

September 19, 2018Spencer Ives

Security Systems News is preparing to once again highlight notable women in the security industry, with a special Women in Security feature in our December print edition, as well as online. Security has traditionally been a male-dominated industry. SSN has been doing this feature for several years and the response has been great each year—hearing from various professionals and companies about the importance of promoting diversity in the industry. If there is a woman in your business that you...

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Suppliers

PSA partners with Brivo

September 19, 2018SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global consortium of systems integrators, announced a partnership with Brivo, a provider of cloud-based physical security solutions for commercial buildings, where it will offer its members unique selling opportunities for growing their recurring monthly revenue by incorporating affordable pricing options for securing their customers' facilities.“We're seeing a growing demand for new ways of selling cloud-based access control solutions, and felt this was a great...

Bill Bozeman, Brivo, PSA, Steve Van Till


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