Skip to Content


Also Noted launches Gopher Info

July 26, 2023SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va. – has announced the limited launch of Gopher Info, a new AI-powered assistant for technicians and service providers. Gopher Info works by leveraging large language models to improve service provider efficiency and operations. Including training and sale all the way to installation and support, said their service providers will be one of the first groups in the security industry to have this resource which is accessible through the Partner Portal...

AI,, Gopher Info, Jason DaCosta, MobileTech, Security

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

Kaadas receives certification, announces distributor support

July 25, 2023SSN Staff

ONTARIO, CA – Dedicated lock maker Kaadas announced that several of its Z-Wave smart lock models have been certified by as the company signed several new distributor partners. The KA200 Key Free Deadbolt Lock, KA201 Keypad Deadbolt Lock, and KA211 Touchpad Deadbolt Lock have each been certified via According to Kaadas the certification ensures the interoperability of select Kaadas locks with, and with certification complete, integrators and installers..., distributor, installers, integrators, Kaadas, Nick English, smart lock

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted announces innovations to Visual Verification

July 25, 2023SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va. – has announced a number of enhancements to its Visual Verification interface solutions. In the past year the company has said that it has built a "robust" portfolio of Visual Verification features. They enable central station operators to assess an emergency and expedite the appropriate response more quickly and accurately. One of the ways they do that is through the distillation of information for operators in the form of a Person On-Site Likelihood Indicator. “The...

Adam Brandfass,, Dynamark Monitoring, integrated security, Trey Alter, Visual Verification

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted now available on Android Auto

July 18, 2023SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va. – has announced that it’s one of the first smart home security platforms available on Android Auto, giving customers a seamless connection to smart home and security controls from their in-car displays. The company said that the simple interface lets drivers and passengers perform a variety of smart home and security actions, that includes activating Home and Away Scenes, remotely opening and closing the garage door, and receiving real-time alerts on..., Android, Dan Kerzner, Security, smart home

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted partners with New Home Co. to launch updated smart home program

July 13, 2023SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va.— has partnered with California-based builder New Home Co. to power a suite of innovative smart home technology services for new homeowners as part of the launch of the updated smart home program called EVO. New Home Co. buyers will receive an EVO base system that includes a 7” touchscreen smart home panel, video doorbell, smart thermostat, smart garage opener, smart ready switches, and more, all accessible through a single app. In 2022,..., Megan Eltringham, New Home Co., Shawn Barry

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted Smart Thermostat in new color

July 10, 2023SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va. – has announced that its Smart Thermostat HD is now available in a new color. Now coming in white (and black), the Smart Thermostat HD offers a sleek, color touchscreen display and full integration with the platform to optimize energy savings and convenience. “This is the first near-universal 24-volt smart thermostat that can seamlessly control air quality products and accessories such as humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ERVs, HRVs, and more,"

accessories,, locks, mobile app, smart thermostats

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Stephen Carney


Shooter Detection Systems welcomes new president, chief technology officer

July 6, 2023SSN Staff

ROWLEY, Mass.—Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an company and a global provider of gunshot detection solutions, has announced the appointment of Stephen Carney as the company's new president. Additionally, Rich Onofrio, former managing director of SDS, has assumed the role of chief technology officer, leading the engineering team following the retirement of Ronald Fowler, the company's original CTO. Carney previously served as vice president of global product..., HID Global, Johnson Controls, Pace University School of Law, Rich Onofrio, Ronald Fowler, Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), Stephen Carney, Tyco Security Products, U.S. Army

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Matthew Sullivan

40 Under 40

40 under 40: Matthew Sullivan, account executive,

July 5, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Matthew Sullivan, 25, is an account executive at, a platform for the intelligently connected property, based out of Tysons, Va. Find out what inspired him to pursue a career in the security industry, what being a "40 under 40" winner means to him, what appeals to him about the security industry, and more.  SSN: Describe your roles, duties, and tenure at your current job.  SULLIVAN:  I've been with coming up on four years..., Matthew Sullivan, SSN 40 under 40 Class of 2022

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

ESX announces 2023 Innovation Award winners

June 6, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) has revealed the winners of the 2023 Innovation Awards, distinguishing innovation and excellence in the industry, and identifying the next-gen products and services that will offer significant opportunities for growth for integrator companies.   These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a specific set of criteria, including ingenuity, applicability, response to market need, and more.  The 2023...

2023 Innovation Awards,, AvantGuard, Becklar, Bold Group, Bosch, DICE Corporation, Eagle Eye Networks, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), Essence Security, George De Marco, MacGuard Security Advisors, Mark Reimer, Michele Monheim, Napco Security Technologies, National Monitoring Center, Philip Love, Richard Tampier, Rodger Reiswig, Snap One, STid, Winland Electronics

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Kirk MacDowell


Kirk MacDowell wins Sara E. Jackson Award at ESX 2023

June 6, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

LOUISVILLE, Ky.­—Industry veteran Kirk MacDowell was recognized for his more than 40 years of contributions to the security industry by winning the Sara E. Jackson Award during Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2023. Named for Electronic Security Association’s (ESA’s) former president, the Sara E. Jackson Award recognizes an ESA member's work on an association committee, task force or board. ESA Chairman John Loud presented MacDowell with the award during the opening keynote..., Electronic Security Association (ESA), Electronic Security Expo (ESX), General Electric, John Loud, Kirk MacDowell, Sara E. Jackson Award, United Technologies

Read Full Articlered right arrow icon