Physical & Electronic Security Blog

  • Christine Lanning wins Hawaii SBA Person of the Year award
    by Paul Ragusa on March 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Paul Ragusa Tuesday, March 31, 2020 ChristineLanning.jpg HAWAII—Christine Lanning, president and co-founder of Integrated Security Technologies (IST) Inc., a commercial integrator based here, has been named […]

  • Interface Security Systems and OpenEye partner
    by Paul Ragusa on March 23, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    SSN Staff Monday, March 23, 2020 EARTH CITY, Mo.—Interface Security Systems, a provider of managed network, interactive alarm monitoring, video surveillance and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, recently announced a […]

  • Does a managed services model work for integrators?
    by Paul Ragusa on March 18, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    More than half of respondents say yes, although challenges persist Paul Ragusa Wednesday, March 18, 2020 YARMOUTH, Maine—As the industry moves to more of a managed services model — PSA’s Managed Security […]

  • High Rise Fire and Security to join Scutum Group
    by Paul Ragusa on March 18, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    NYC fire and security specialist plans for further expansion and growth Paul Ragusa Wednesday, March 18, 2020 BROOKLYN, N.Y.—High Rise Fire and Security announced that it has joined the Scutum Group and will be a part […]

  • PSA TEC in April is postponed
    by Paul Ragusa on March 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    SSN Staff Friday, March 13, 2020 WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Due to concerns related to COVID-19, PSA has postponed PSA TEC 2020, which was scheduled to take place April 20-23, 2020, at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver, Colo. “Our thoughts are […]

  • Minuteman acquires enterprise fire expert Norris
    by Paul Ragusa on March 11, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Deal adds 65 employees, four offices throughout New England, speeds growth Paul Ragusa Wednesday, March 11, 2020 ANDOVER, Mass.—Minuteman Security Technologies Inc., a provider of enterprise security solutions, has […]

  • ADT, Vivint report big revenue gains for 2019
    by Paul Ragusa on March 11, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, March 11, 2020 BOCA RATON, Fla. and PROVO, Utah—Both ADT and Vivint reported strong fourth quarter and overall annual revenue gains for 2019, with ADT up 12 percent and Vivint up 10 percent for the year. Some of the […]

  • What is the integrator’s role in the modern era of security?
    by Paul Ragusa on March 10, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Adapt or perish may be the mantra of the day Pierre Bourgeix Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Pierre_Bourgeix2.jpg As we move toward a converged security model and systems become more virtual and […]

  • Vivint president Alex Dunn to step down
    by Paul Ragusa on March 5, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    SSN Staff Thursday, March 5, 2020 PROVOST, Utah—Vivint Smart Home Inc. announced that Alex J. Dunn is stepping down as president of Vivint Smart Home after 14 years at the company. He will remain an advisor to the company through March 2021. […]

  • Jeff Gardner steps down as Brinks CEO
    by Paul Ragusa on March 2, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    SSN Staff Monday, March 2, 2020 DALLAS—Brinks Home Security announced late last week that company President and CEO Jeff Gardner is stepping down from his position and from the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. […]

  • A fireside chat with Bill Bozeman
    by Paul Ragusa on February 26, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Paul Ragusa Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Bill_Bozeman.jpg NEW ORLEANS—Security Systems News Security Legend Award winner muses on his 20 years at PSA, the search for a new CEO, Jazz Fest in New Orleans and […]

  • The secret to RMR success
    by Paul Ragusa on February 26, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Dealers talk about the gold mine that commercial business represents in this ongoing series Paul Ragusa Wednesday, February 26, 2020 YARMOUTH, Maine—This article is part of an ongoing series on recurring monthly […]

  • PSA, SIA team up to create cyber track for PSA TEC 2020
    by Paul Ragusa on February 19, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Former State Department senior advisor for innovation Alec Ross to keynote Paul Ragusa Wednesday, February 19, 2020 WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are teaming up to provide a […]

  • ADT working with real estate developer HHHunt
    by Paul Ragusa on February 17, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Partnership to integrate smart home technology in new and existing multifamily and student housing SSN Staff Monday, February 17, 2020 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is partnering with real estate development company HHHunt to […]

  • Resideo acquires Herman ProAV
    by Paul Ragusa on February 12, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, February 12, 2020 AUSTIN, Texas—Resideo Technologies Inc. acquired privately held Herman ProAV, a provider and distributor of professional audio-visual (AV) products, procurement services and labor resources to systems […]

  • Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic complete merger
    by Paul Ragusa on January 23, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Combined company started trading on NYSE under ticker VVNT this week SSN Staff Thursday, January 23, 2020 PROVO, Utah and NEW YORK—Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic Acquisition Corp. announced the completion of the […]

  • Alula empowers partners with Pro Partner Program
    by Ginger Hill on January 21, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, January 21, 2020 ST. PAUL, Minn.—Alula, a leader in smart security and automation systems for professional installers and inventors of the Connect+ platform, launched the Alula Pro Partner Program, which provides incentives […]

  • ADT acquires Defenders, its largest independent dealer
    by Paul Ragusa on January 7, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, January 7, 2020 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has acquired Defenders, its largest independent dealer and only Authorized Premier Provider, for a purchase price of approximately $381 million. As part of the […]

  • ADT unveils DIY brand at CES
    by Paul Ragusa on January 7, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, January 7, 2020 LAS VEGAS—ADT unveiled its new DIY smart home security brand, Blue by ADT, at CES here this week. Founded on the work of LifeShield, acquired by ADT in 2019, Blue by ADT fulfills the company’s mission […]

  • Shiver Security acquires four companies
    by Paul Ragusa on December 12, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    SSN Staff Thursday, December 12, 2019 DAYTON, Ohio—Shiver Security Systems and Sonitrol of SW Ohio recently acquired four companies based in Southwest Ohio, including 995 Security, Security Services Center, Wilmington Security Systems and Apex […]