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Archive: June 2019


Commercial

New technology arrives to the security industry

June 28, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Modern society owes quite a bit of gratitude to the Ancient Greeks, whose inventions and discoveries are still used today — the alarm clock, automatic doors, Olympics, modern philosophy and more. Yet, if the Ancient Greeks were still in existence, they too, would more than likely also feel a sense of gratitude toward modern society for keeping their myths alive.Because these stories delve into the lives of deities, heroes and mythological creatures, creating a way for...

AI, Allied Universal, artificial intelligence, Data, HELIAUS, Helios, Mark Mullison, workflow management


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Commercial

ADT Commercial acquires in Michigan

June 28, 2019SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT continues expanding its commercial capabilities and geographic reach via Red Hawk Fire & Security, ADT Commercial with the asset purchase agreement of Security Corporation, a commercial security integrator headquartered in Detroit, with offices in Novi (Detroit), Mich. and Columbus, Ohio.“This strategic acquisition is the latest in a series of efforts to continue driving our commercial business to the next level, giving us an opportunity to reach our customers with...

ADT Commericial, Dan Bresingham, Mike McWilliams, Red Hawk Fire & Security


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Residential

Vivint Smart Home introduces zero-down financing for property owners and managers

June 28, 2019SSN Staff

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home recently introduced zero-down financing to help property owners and managers add smart home technology to their multifamily developments with no upfront cost. This is the first zero-down financing option for a comprehensive multifamily smart home solution, making it easier than ever to add smart home capabilities to both new and existing properties.Vivint offers a comprehensive suite of smart home products designed for rental and multi-family properties. Smart...

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Monitoring Matters

You decide: should 9-1-1 telecommunicators be classified as a “Protective Service Occupation?”

June 26, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Being a part of the security industry as a journalist, it intrigues me as to the wealth of security-related knowledge floating around out there in cyberspace, magazine articles, books, newspapers, tv … any and all media outlets really. Take just a moment and think about this: at any given time, we can access information via our smart devices about any topic we choose. Seriously, let that soak in for a minute … The conclusion? Knowledge is power, as the saying goes; there's even a Twitter hashtag...

APCO International, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, public safety communication, public safety telecommunication, public safety telecommunications, The Monitoring Association


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On The Editor's Desk

Demand for cloud-based solutions within security growing

June 26, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

One of the top themes at ISC West 2019 this past April was the increased adoption of cloud-based services, products and solutions. This month's News Poll looked to gauge how the cloud is being adopted within security today, asking readers if they have seen the use of cloud-based solutions increasing. Not surprisingly, 76 percent of respondents said they “get asked more and more,” for cloud-based solutions, while another 18 percent said they “see a slight uptick in interest.”...

cloud adoption, Cloud-based services


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Commercial

B Safe Security acquisitions affect over 20,000 people in the Delaware/N.J. area

June 25, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

WILMINGTON, Del.—To further serve established and prospective clients, B Safe Security, a regional provider of security and fire alarms in the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas that publicly does business as B Safe Security, recently announced its acquisition of Securitech, Inc. of Wilmington, Del. and DC Security Systems of Toms River, N.J. John Colehower of Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC facilitated these acquisitions.“The purchase of these two companies gives B Safe,...

acquisition, Anthony Paparo, B Safe Security, DC Security Systems, Neil Appel, Philip Gardner, Securitech Inc


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General News

ESA launches new, customizable, member-only Training as a Service (TaaS) to fast-track new hires

June 24, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

DALLAS—ESA's National Training School launched Training as a Service (TaaS), a customizable, industry-professional-designed, member-only learning experience, offering two tracks to assist security professionals in developing needed work skills.The ESA Systems Technician path, designed for professionals with 0-6 months of experience, focuses on core industry knowledge, safety and employability skills while the Specialist path is designed for professionals with 6-18 months of experience, and...

ESA, Michelle Yungblut, National Training School, Taas, Training as a Service


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General News

Guardian Protection teams up MiLB, becomes official smart home security partner

June 21, 2019SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Security solutions provider, Guardian Protection, recently announced a new partnership with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to become the “Official Smart Home Security Partner of MiLB” and the “Preferred Partner” of targeted MiLB teams across the country.Guardian and MiLB will also team up to support the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation that provides services to youth traumatized by exposure to violence by empower them to live healthy,...

Baseball Hall of Fame, Guardian Protection, Joe Torres, Kevin Bish, MiLB, Minor League Baseball, Safe At Home, smart home


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General News

SIA Statesman Award winners honored for their work

June 20, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—“… And the rest, they say, is history.” This is one of my most favorite quotes as it depicts a positive continuation of something that originated in the past. A prime example is the SIA Statesman Award.Concepted years ago, and brought into fruition in 2006, “creation of the SIA Statesman Award followed a decision to become much more engaged in government affairs efforts, including the launch of the annual SIA GovSummit conference in Washington, D.C.,”...

Dhira Gregory, IBM, Jake Parker, Security Industry Association, SIA, SIA GovSummit, SIA Statesman Award, Wayne Esser


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General News

Mission 500 announces new board of director members

June 20, 2019SSN Staff

MIAMI—Mission 500, a non-profit charitable organization focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and communities in need across the U.S., recently announced the addition of five new board of director members.Ken Gould of Ken Gould Consulting has been elected Chairman of the Board. Gould is a former president of the NYFAA and the MBFAA, sits on the Foundation Board for North Shore LIJ Staten Island University Hospital, is on the ESA Board of Directors, is a former...

Board of Directors, Executive Board, Mission 500


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