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LifeShield HD Video Doorbell camera makes its debut

July 11, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

LANGHORNE, Pa.—Recently acquired by ADT, LifeShield added the LifeShield HD, Wi-Fi-connected video doorbell to its professionally monitored, DIY smart home security product offerings. Complementing the brand's “Build Your Own Set” package, consumers can tailor a security system to fit their smart home needs.According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), theft makes up more than three-quarters of all reported crime and results from a survey...

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ADT acquires DIY home security provider LifeShield

February 12, 2019SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has acquired LifeShield LLC, a pioneer in advanced wireless home security systems, in a transaction valued at approximately $25 million. John Owens will continue in his current capacity, leading the LifeShield team.“As more consumers look for real protection solutions that only ADT can provide, we look for companies that share our passion for security, customer service and innovation,” ADT President and CEO Jim DeVries said in the...

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LifeShield introduces new services, equipment

January 9, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS—LifeShield, a wireless home security system company, welcomed the New Year with two announcements, one about the addition of service offerings the other about a new piece of equipment.“LifeShield is all about investing into our customers,” Doug Bellenger, chief product officer, LifeShield, told Security Systems News. “For example, we currently give our customers push notifications with videos, motion detection and voice control via Alexa.”A Google Assistant...

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LifeShield survey covers range of uses for residential security systems

October 3, 2018Spencer Ives

LANGHORNE, Pa.—In a recent survey from LifeShield, a provider of wireless home security systems based here, respondents discuss using home security systems for more than arming and disarming against intruders—checking in on their children, too.“We were really interested in understanding how our customer base, specifically those with children in the house, use home security over and above the primary job of providing protection to life and property and from fire and flood and things...

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LifeShield names new CEO

August 6, 2018Spencer Ives

LANGHORNE, Pa.—LifeShield, which provides DIY installed and professionally monitored security systems, today announced a new CEO, John Owens, as well as an enhanced business relationship with MasTec Advanced Technologies. LifeShield investor and outgoing CEO Mike Hagan will continue his role as chairman.Culture is a primary task, Owens told Security Systems News. “I want to create a culture that is a winning culture—positive, optimistic and forward thinking.”Prior to joining...

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LifeShield adds home automation capabilities

July 25, 2018Spencer Ives

LifeShield, a provider of wireless security systems based in Langhorne, Pa., recently added more home automation capabilities for its customers. “The big thing for us is making sure that our customers have additional use out of their systems,” Doug Bellenger, chief product officer for LifeShield, told Security Systems News. The LifeShield S30 base is now certified to work with Z-Wave devices. The company has added capabilities with lights, locks, thermostats, garage door controls and...

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LifeShield acquired by Hawk Capital Partners

August 2, 2017Spencer Ives

LANGHORNE, Pa.—LifeShield, a DIY installed and professionally monitored security solution, was acquired by Hawk Capital Partners, the firm announced on July 27.Hawk Capital appointed David Tanzer as the company's CEO. “My previous experience involved working in several other sectors where direct-to-consumer customer acquisition was critical to the success of the company,” he told Security Systems News. Tanzer served as either the president or CEO for The Noodle Companies, GT Brands...

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AT&T to buy DIRECTV for $48.5b

May 19, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

DALLAS, Texas and EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—AT&T plans to buy satellite television provider DIRECTV for $48.5 billion, the companies announced this week. The deal will allow AT&T to expand its broadband network to more than 70 million customer locations, the companies said.Both companies have home security/home automation offerings—AT&T has Digital Life and DIRECTV bought LifeShield Security last year. And according to Tom Kerber, director of research, home control and energy for Parks Associates,...

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DIRECTV gets into security, acquires LifeShield

June 5, 2013Martha Entwistle

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—Satellite TV provider DIRECTV is getting into home security with the purchase of LifeShield. Formerly known as InGrid, LifeShield is a self-installed, professionally monitored, wireless digital security system.DIRECTV opted to purchase a company instead of partner with one because over time, it wants to “fully integrate the home security technology with the DIRECTV video experience,” Brad Bentley, DIRECTV SVP, told Security Systems News.DIRECTV will begin selling...

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On The Editor's Desk

Kessler and DeMarco: Professional monitoring, strategy bode well for DIRECTV/Lifeshield deal

June 5, 2013Martha Entwistle

I had a chance to speak to Jeff Kessler, research analyst for Imperial Capital, and ESX chairman George DeMarco about the satellite television giant DIRECTV getting into security with the purchase of LifeShield. Below is a summary of those discussion: This deal is different from the string of cable companies and telecoms that have jumped into the fray over the past couple of years, Kessler said, for a couple of reasons. First, DIY is built into the DNA of both DIRECTV and LifeSheild, Kessler said....

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