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Reliant teams up with SimpliSafe to deliver home security to Texas customers

August 4, 2020SSN Staff

HOUSTON—As part of Reliant’s focus on providing cutting-edge smart home and security innovations to customers across Texas, the company established a new relationship with SimpliSafe to provide renters and homeowners in urban and rural markets with special offers and discounts, enabling them to better protect their most valuable assets: their home and loved ones.  “Providing our customers with the best in home energy tech solutions and ensuring their comfort and safety is something we...

Residential Security, SimpliSafe, smart home, Smart Home Security

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Cove and RapidSOS partnership benefits home security industry

July 9, 2020SSN Staff

NEW YORK, NY—Utah-based, DIY security company, Cove, offering premium home security and now certified as RapidSOS Ready, is capable of sending life-saving, home-security data directly to 911 centers to empower the fastest, most effective emergency response, as opposed to verbally relaying all critical information from the monitoring center to 911 centers. Noted in the announcement, according to 911 dispatchers this could save three to four minutes in the emergency response process and eliminate...

Cove, DIY, DIY security systems, DIY systems, fire and life safety, first responders, RapidSOS, Residential Security

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Residential security adoption rises to 33 percent

April 17, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Consumer Insights 2020 research from Parks Associates finds security system adoption, after holding steady at 25-28 percent for over five years, jumped up to 33 percent of U.S. broadband households at the end of 2019.This growth comes as consumers have more options, including DIY and ad hoc monitoring through smart home devices. Parks Associates research emphasizes that 2020 will bring new challenges to the security industry as the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly impacting the economy and...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Dina Abdelrazik, Parks Associates, Residential Security

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REMO slams the door on intruders, fire and more

October 9, 2019Ginger Hill

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.—With such advanced security technologies and products available on the market, it's easy to dismiss the basics. Take the humble door, for example. It stands tall and proud, marking the entrance and exit of homes and buildings � almost taken for granted as just a simple thing needed when building a house or structure � just another fixture. Yet, the door can be much more! Back in December 2017, the investigative team of NBC affiliate KGW in Portland, Oregon...

bullet resistant door, fire rated door, Kyle Iboshi, NBC affiliate KGW, REMO Security Doors, Residential Security, safe room, school security, UL listed

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ADT signs definitive agreement to sell Canadian ops to TELUS Corporation

October 1, 2019SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT Inc., a smart home security provider serving residential and business customers, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. to TELUS Corporation for approximately CA$700 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. The transaction comprises all of ADT Canada's operations and assets, and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, contingent on customary closing conditions and other business requirements,...

ADT, ADT Canada, Canadian Competition Bureau, commercial security, Jim DeVries, Residential Security, TELUS Corporation

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Security industry player, Interlogix, to close its doors

September 23, 2019Ginger Hill

HARTFORD, Conn.—Interlogix, part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced it will “wind down” its businesses in the United States and Canada by the end of this year to focus on their other fire and security businesses, with a company spokesperson specifically naming LenelS2. “After a thorough portfolio review of our security business, we have communicated our plans to wind down our Interlogix U.S. and Canada businesses,”...

commercial security, Interlogix, LenelS2, Residential Security, United Technologies Corp, UTC Climate Controls & Security

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American Defense Systems acquires Direct Protect Security and Surveillance

August 23, 2019SSN Staff

DALLAS—On Friday, August 16, 2019, American Defense Systems of Dallas acquired Direct Protect Security and Surveillance out of Costa Mesa, CA. Direct Protect has provided smart home solutions to residents and businesses in over 13 states for approximately 10 years.Matt Leibelt and James Melad, principals of Direct Protect, met in the mortgage industry in the early 2000s. After working in a different industry for a number of years, they reconnected to work in the home security space. Leibelt...

American Defense Systems, Curtis Kindred, Direct Protect Security and Surveillance, Residential Security, smart home

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LifeShield HD Video Doorbell camera makes its debut

July 11, 2019

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...

ADT, Doug Bellenger, John Owens, Lifeshield, Residential Security, video doorbell

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On The Editor's Desk

Home sweet home

November 9, 2016Paul Ragusa

There has been a lot of good news coming out lately on the state of residential security, which over the past few years has been bolstered by interactive and connected services, home automation, DIY and the emergence of mobile everything. Technavio recently released a report on the residential security market, which shows that from 2016 to 2020 the global market for residential security will grow at a 7.34 percent CAGR—from $21.93 billion to $31.25 billion. The North American market will rise...

home automation, Residential Security

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News and Notes


July 13, 2016Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security dealers have a new security threat to warn homeowners about: Teenagers and adults (yes, grown men and women) taking to the streets, on foot and in their cars, to capture Pokemon creatures with their phones, in and around your neighborhoods, your mailboxes (more on this later), your garages, your backyards—you name it. If for some reason you have been living under a rock and haven't heard, Pokemon is making a comeback in a big way, in the form of a location-based...

Pokemon, Residential Security

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