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Resideo acquires regional distributor Norfolk Wire & Electronics

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Resideo acquires regional distributor Norfolk Wire & Electronics

April 2, 2021SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Resideo Technologies, Inc. announced it has acquired privately held Norfolk Wire & Electronics ("Norfolk"), based in Richmond, Va. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Norfolk was founded in 1985 and is a leading regional distributor of security, telecom, network and audio-video (AV) related products, supplies and tools. With 11 full-service retail locations and a 43,000-sq.-ft. distribution center, Norfolk serves customers across the mid-Atlantic region, and will be...

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Nice North America unveils Mercury 310 residential gate controller

March 22, 2021SSN Staff

KENT, Wash.—Nice, a global manufacturer of smart home and building automation products, announced the release of the Mercury 310 residential gate operator controller, a simple-to-install controller engineered for UL325 compliance for automated gate systems. “With the release of Mercury 310, we are setting a new standard in ease of installation and use,” said Jon Eiche, product manager, Residential & Commercial Gate for Nice North America. “We designed the Mercury 310 to...

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Brinks Home announces new long-term contract with B&D Security

March 22, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS, Texas—Brinks Home, one of the largest home security and alarm monitoring companies in North America, has announced a new agreement with B&D Security that extends their partnership for another five years. The new agreement will help both companies expand further into the commercial market, improve Brinks Home’s profitability through a reduction in the upfront cost to acquire accounts, and provide B&D Security with an increased share of long-term revenues. “This agreement...

B&D Security, Brinks Home Security, Oz Lerma, Wade Gibson


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Yale and August integrate with DoorBird IP Video Door Stations

March 16, 2021SSN Staff

SAN FRANCISCO—Smart lock leaders, Yale and August, announced an integration with DoorBird’s IP Video Door Stations. Customers can now connect any Wi-Fi connected August or Yale smart lock to a DoorBird IP Video Door Station for a seamless “approach to entry” experience. “We’re proud of our robust list of integration partners, helping you connect your locks to voice assistants, lights, alarm systems and even vacuums,” the companies said in the announcement....

August Home, smart locks, Yale Locks


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Home is where the security is

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Home is where the security is

March 15, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Knowing that you and your family are safe and secure in your own home offers peace of mind, especially if you have the necessary technology to ensure that everyone in your house is protected. Gone are the days where looking through a peephole, answering a doorbell or pressing a button on a wall intercom were pretty much the only options to verify a person’s identity. We’ve also advanced past the simple security camera with a motion sensor that sends alerts to...

Aiphone, Paul Hefty, video intercom systems


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abode launches standalone HD security camera with 24/7 recording

March 9, 2021SSN Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif.—abode, a Nice group company and provider of do-it-yourself (DIY)  home security solutions, announced the launch of the abode Cam 2, a compact smart home security camera packed with the features and versatility customers need to safeguard and monitor their home. The abode Cam 2 is available for pre-order today at a special introductory price of $29.99 and includes support for 24/7 video recording, as well as look-back capability for triggered events. According...

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ADT issues statement on Vivint lawsuit

March 4, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT issued an official response to the recent news that Vivint Smart Home has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against them in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. ADT told Security Systems News, “On Feb. 25, 2021, Vivint, Inc. filed a complaint against ADT Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division, claiming that ADT has infringed certain of Vivint’s patents. ADT believes the claims asserted by...

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Alarm.com unveils connected car solution

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Alarm.com unveils connected car solution

March 2, 2021SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com is connecting your car and home through its integrated security platform to help people stay informed about their vehicle’s status and unlock more home automation capabilities. “We’re excited to extend the technology and benefits of Alarm.com to include cars,” said Alarm.com Chief Product Officer Dan Kerzner. “Connected Car, like the rest of our offering, helps people monitor and manage the things they care about most on a unified platform...

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Vivint sues ADT for patent infringement

March 2, 2021SSN Staff

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home, Inc., a North American-based smart home company, announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ADT in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. In the complaint, Vivint asserts that ADT infringes six of Vivint’s U.S. patents related to security and smart home technology. As a provider of smart home technology, Vivint has more than 300 issued patents related to its proprietary technology. The company is seeking damages...

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Parks Associates unveils whitepaper analyzing key trends in smart home

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Parks Associates publishes whitepaper analyzing key trends in smart home

March 1, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—A new whitepaper from Parks Associates reports 40 percent of U.S. broadband households have trialed at least one over-the-top (OTT) video service during the COVID-19 crisis, while one-third of smart home device owners have increased usage of these products. The whitepaper “2021 Consumer Tech Trends to Watch” highlights some of the biggest announcements from CES 2021 and the technology trends Parks Associates analysts believe will shape 2021. Parks Associates’...

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