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My Alarm Center announces new additions to sales leadership

July 26, 2021SSN Staff

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center, a leading provider in residential home security, has announced the addition of two new sales leaders.  Darren Goodman has been hired as the company's Senior Vice President of Sales, and David Corio, previously Senior Director of Operations, has been promoted to Regional Vice President of ACS Security, the company's brand located in Los Angeles. Goodman and Corio will be essential to accelerating the company's growth...

Amy Kothari, Carole Dalton, Darren Goodman, David Corio, My Alarm Center


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ESA welcomes new members to Board of Directors

July 26, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—Members of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) recently voted for several open positions on its Board of Directors. These positions were vacated by outgoing board members, having made significant impact on the association, including Dee Ann Harn, CEO of RFI Enterprises in California; Steve Firestone, owner of Firestone Strategies in South Carolina; and James Lee, owner of Alarmguard Security in North Carolina. “I have had the honor of working closely with these professionals,...

Dee Ann Harn, Electronic Security Association, James Lee, Jamie Vos, Jason Lutz, Jeremy Bates, Melissa Brinkman, steve firestone


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Vivint partners with Freedom Forever to offer more energy saving options

July 26, 2021SSN Staff

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Freedom Forever, one of the largest national residential solar system installers. Vivint said the relationship between the two companies will help homeowners get a step closer to living in a smart home that generates as much energy as it uses. “Joining forces with Freedom Forever broadens our offering and provides value to customers who are worried about the environment and skyrocketing energy...

Freedom Forever, Vivint Smart Home, Vivint Solar


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TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol reaches 90th U.S. municipality

July 23, 2021SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has announced the addition of the 90th U.S. municipality to its expanding Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) service network. Launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, TMA’s ASAP service is designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to PSAPs.      The Pasco County, Fla., Emergency Services 9-1-1 Communications Center (ECC) is the 90th ECC in the U.S. and the...

Jody Kenyon, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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IFSEC Global announces top influencers in security and fire 2021

July 23, 2021SSN Staff

LONDON—IFSEC Global, a provider of news, features, videos and whitepapers related to the security and fire safety industries, has announced its top influencers in security and fire 2021. The winners in each of the seven categories (six for security, one from fire), were chosen based on nominations by a panel of judges including lead judge Grant Lecky MSc. CSyP, F.ISRM, AARPI, CBCP, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum (SPF); Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association (SIA); Merlin...

Andrew Lanning, Brian K. Tuskan, Christina Alexandropoulou Alexander, Christine Lanning, Don Erickson, Grant Lecky, IFSEC Global, Jennie Vickers, Loredana Mancini, Merlin Guilbeau


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Allegion up 26.7 percent in Q2 revenues compared with 2020

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Allegion up 26.7 percent in Q2 revenues compared with 2020

July 23, 2021SSN Staff

DUBLIN—Allegion plc, a global provider of security products and solutions, reported second-quarter 2021 net revenues of $746.9 million, a 26.7 percent increase when compared to the prior-year period (up 23.8 percent on an organic basis). Excluding charges related to restructuring and acquisition and integration, adjusted net earnings were $119.3 million, or $1.32 per share, up 43.5 percent when compared with second-quarter 2020 adjusted EPS of $0.92. “I’m encouraged by the...

Allegion, financials


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On The Editor's Desk

Smart home, DIY driving security adoption

July 21, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

My first beat when I joined Security Systems News in 2016 was covering the residential scene, which fortunately for me, was undergoing an incredible transformation driven mainly by the rise of the smart home and, of course, the ability to control everything from our almighty phones. I remember the ceiling that security was trying to break through was that 25 percent mark for home security system adoption – a number the industry had been stuck at for quite some time. But back then, there...

DIY, Parks Associates, smart home


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Cybersecurity is critical to our path forward

July 21, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—You’ve read the news. Cyberattacks have crippled the United States at such a rapid pace over the past year. Beginning with SolarWinds in 2020, hackers from other countries have penetrated IT systems of major companies and perpetrated ransomware attacks and data breaches that have devastated our nation’s critical infrastructure. In May, Colonial Pipeline was the victim of a ransomware attack at the hands of cybercriminal group DarkSide in what was arguably the...

Cybersecurity, Sam May, Steel Root


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Telguard unveils 5G LTE-M Communicators with Internet and Cellular Dual Path

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Telguard unveils 5G LTE-M Communicators with Internet and Cellular Dual Path

July 20, 2021SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—Telguard, a leader in security and life safety communications, is pleased to announce at ISC West 2021 here this week its first line of dual path communicators with an internet pathway. Telguard said it is the first company to offer a dual path communicator that combines 5G LTE-M with internet connectivity for commercial fire use. Telguard has been the leader in universal cellular fire alarm communicators for decades, and the addition of an internet pathway offers dealers...

5G LTE-M Communicators, ISC West 2021, Telguard


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ONVIF releases Profile D for access control peripherals

July 20, 2021SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF, a leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has released Profile D, a new profile that addresses interfaces for access control peripheral devices, providing the market with an additional tool for building modern and secure IP-based integrated video and access control systems using ONVIF. Profile D is designed to provide ONVIF interoperability for peripheral devices such as locks, credential/biometric readers, PIN pads, license...

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