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Security industry mourns sudden loss of 2GIG's Scott Simon

March 23, 2020SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Scott Simon, security industry trailblazer and co-founder of 2GIG Technologies, passed away suddenly, according to Lance Dean, with whom he co-founded 2GIG. “The news will come as a sad shock to many, as he had many friends after his 30 plus years in the industry,” Dean said in the announcement. “Scott was a fantastic expert in security and had so much knowledge. We all enjoyed working with him to 'revolution'-ize the industry. He certainly left...

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Fire Systems Installation

2GIG's co-founder has new gig and hot new first product

June 4, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

GRAPEVINE, Texas—Sales of a new device that can affordably turn existing home smoke detectors into monitored smart smoke detectors have surpassed 200,000 units in just a few months and more orders are pouring in, according to the manufacturer, Encore Controls, a startup co-founded by Lance Dean.  “It has taken off a lot,” Dean, co-founder of 2GIG and now new home security/home automation player Encore, told Security Systems News about The Firefighter. That new smoke detector takeover...

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Security dealers score $10,000 wins at ISC West

April 11, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

2GIG Technologies recently shipped its one-millionth panel and the lucky Utah security dealer who ordered it was awarded $10,000 at the ISC West show on Thursday as a result. And remember SAFE Security's ISC West promotion in which it was offering a $10,000 bonus to dealers who signed up for its dealer program by the last day of the show? Well, the show and the promotion don't end until tomorrow, but SAFE President and CEO Paul Sargenti told me on Thursday that it looks like 11 dealers...

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Nortek to buy 2GIG for $135m

February 14, 2013Martha Entwistle

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Nortek, parent company of Linear, announced this morning that it will acquire 2GIG Technologies for $135 million. 2GIG, known for its Go!Control system, is a manufacturer of security and home automation equipment. The company was launched in 2009 by two former Honeywell employees. Nortek's Linear business helped develop the 2GIG Go!Control product. Linear was in the news a couple of weeks ago when it purchased a line of Z-Wave-enabled products. “Our partnership...

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Monitoring Matters

Showdown at the cableco corral? ESX has ammo

June 20, 2012Rich Miller

The big, bad cable giants and telecoms are riding into town, aiming to steal your horses and accounts and whatever else they can toss a lasso around. Everyone knew the day was coming, but now that it's here, are you prepared to hold your ground? Do you really have what it takes to compete, or will you forever be at the mercy of the black hats? Rest assured there's hope, and you can tap into it at ESX. A number of sessions are planned to help alarm companies deal with this new landscape by staying...

2GIG,, GE, Gordon Hope, Honeywell, Jay Kenny, Kirk MacDowell, Kristen Simmons, Lance Dean, Patrick Egan, Security Partners, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Online Alarm Quotes gets funding, 2GIG deal

April 14, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

YONKERS, N.Y.—Online Alarm Quotes, a new dealer program based here, recently announced it has added a funding program and closed a deal with 2GIG Technologies to offer its products. “We have partnered with a major finance firm to create a benefit that is exclusive for our members,” business co-founder Tom Fowler told Security Systems News on March 18. “We now have an account purchase program for our dealers with no chargebacks and no guarantee,” he said. Also, Fowler...

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POTS sunset on the horizon?

January 7, 2010Daniel Gelinas

WASHINGTON--Plain-old telephone service--the mainspring of traditional burg and fire alarm signal transmission--could be coming to a mandatory end. The Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 1 issued a public notice seeking comment on a National Broadband Plan that could include a mandatory switch from a public switched telephone network to IP, similar to the FCC-enforced switch from analog to digital broadcast television that occurred in early 2009. For an exclusive look at how IP technology...

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