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Archive: March 2019


Commercial

Doyle Security celebrates 100 years

March 29, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—It was St. Paddy's Day 1919 when John A. Doyle started the Doyle Detective Bureau, a business that has managed to evolve and adapt to become one of the top security companies in the industry today with 175 employees and between $1.2-$1.3 million in RMR.Now, 100 years later, fifth generation Doyle family members, including Director of Business Development Jack Doyle and his sister, Digital Strategy Manager Alexandra Justis, are carrying on the tradition, guiding and helping Doyle...

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Commercial

Alarm New England continues to adapt and grow

March 27, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

ROCKY HILL, Conn.—Alarm New England, a provider of home and business security systems in New England, continues to adapt and grow the family business that has been going strong for more than 40 years. The company's most recent acquisition of Engineered Security Systems expands their reach in Rhode Island, adding 2,500 new customers, as well as talented new employees, to the Alarm New England team.“Engineered Security Systems is squarely in our footprint and Ken Soscia has been at it a...

Alarm New England, Alexandra Curtiss, Doug Curtiss, Engineered Security Systems, Ken Soscia, Mark Sandler, SPP Advisors


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Monitoring

TMA launches Five Diamond Dealer Program

March 27, 2019SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va. - The Monitoring Association, an internationally recognized non-profit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, standards, and public safety relationships, recently announced the introduction of its Five Diamond Dealer Program.An extension of its prestigious Five Diamond Designation, which is the standard of excellence for the monitoring industry, the new program provides the means for TMA Five Diamond-designated alarm...

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Residential

ADT launches new home automation system nationwide

March 27, 2019SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the U.S. and Canada, is rolling out the ADT Command panel and control platform nationwide.Building on the ADT Pulse platform, which was introduced in 2010, ADT Command offers a rich feature set customized to address customers' lifestyle and needs, while increasing operational efficiencies. The 7-inch wireless touchscreen panel can be wall-mounted or conveniently unbound, and is equipped...

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Monitoring

Netwatch Group adding 100 new jobs to U.S. operations

March 27, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON—Netwatch Group, a proactive video monitoring company, was founded by David Walsh and Niall Kelly after a vicious assault to their friend, who received a call that an alarm had gone off at his business when he was not there. The friend drove out to his site, only to be met face to face by an intruder. This incident prompted Walsh and Kelly to figure out a better way to protect people and property.The company's original tagline was “creating a fearless environment,” a mission...

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On The Editor's Desk

SIA to recognize Axis and others at ISC West

March 27, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

The Security Industry Association will be honoring several industry leaders with awards at its annual membership meeting and event on Tuesday called The Advance, which will take place during ISC West on Tuesday, April 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. There will be several SIA membership awards presented at the Advance, including:• Member of the Year Award: Axis Communications• Chairman's Award: SIA Women in Security Forum• Sandy Jones Volunteer...

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Monitoring Matters

Look for SIA's 'Top 8' technology advancements on the ISC West showroom floor

March 27, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Times are exciting and abuzz here at Security Systems News, with thoughts of ISC West and preparation taking place for booth visits, video interviews, happy hours and dinners, and connecting/reconnecting with industry professionals to learn about new trends and offerings available for security. Personally, I enjoy talking about industry trends, new technologies and where people predict the industry to be heading in the future. It's quite fascinating when you stop to think about just 10 years ago...

5G, 5G LTE, AI, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, Cloud, facial biometrics, ISC West, Mobile Credentials, robotics


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General News

All for one, one for all

March 25, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As an avid runner and someone who has always tried to give back through charitable events, Brinks Home Security President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Gardner, loved the idea of participating in the Mission 500 Security 5K in Las Vegas when he first heard of the event from an employee at the company several years ago. But as he tells Security System News, little did he know at that time how inspired he would become, and, more importantly, how many families and children...

Alan Forman, Altronix Corporation, Axis Communications, Brinks Home Security, Fredrik Nilsson, George Fletcher, Jeff Eichenlaub, Jeff Gardner, Mission 500, Tom Nolan


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Residential

Value add-ons give dealers competitive advantage

March 20, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

DALLAS—The annually published “Security Dealer Survey” by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company that covers the residential security industry from both a consumer and dealer perspective, found over 70 percent of U.S. security dealers offer services other than traditional monitoring.“The survey was fielded to security dealers in September and October of 2018, with a total of 208 participants,” Dina Abdelrazik, senior analyst, Parks Associates, told...

Dina Abdelrazik, monitoring, Parks Associates, value-added services, video verification


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Commercial

The door is open for IT integrators to enter the physical security market

March 20, 2019Melissa Stenger

BOULDER, Colo.—Disruption is creating rapid growth in the security market, as new technologies are introduced, new players are entering the arena and bringing solutions that are merging and blending technologies and industries. With Access Control as a Service (ACaaS), network connected devices and wireless locks are driving a significant amount of growth in the market, which allows new integrators with network expertise the opportunity for a simple expansion of their business into physical...

Allegion, Cybersecurity, Isonas, IT, Melissa Stenger, physical security


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