Physical & Electronic Security Blog

  • Value add-ons give dealers competitive advantage
    by Paul Ragusa on March 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Ginger Schlueter Wednesday, March 20, 2019 DALLAS—The annually published “Security Dealer Survey” by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company that covers the residential security industry from both a consumer and […]

  • The door is open for IT integrators to enter the physical security market
    by Paul Ragusa on March 20, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    A look at how and why IT integrators should get into security Melissa Stenger Wednesday, March 20, 2019 MelissaStenger.jpg BOULDER, Colo.—Disruption is creating rapid growth in the […]

  • Convergint acquires SS&M
    by Paul Ragusa on March 13, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Deal adds government expertise in North Carolina SSN Staff Wednesday, March 13, 2019 SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint, a global systems integration company based here, announced the acquisition of Pineville, North […]

  • Dan Dunkel to lead PSA's Managed Security Service Provider program
    by Paul Ragusa on March 13, 2019 at 3:16 am

    SSN Staff Tuesday, March 12, 2019 WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global consortium of professional systems integrators, recently announced that Dan Dunkel has joined PSA as managing director of PSA's Managed Security Service Provider program. In […]

  • ADS makes first buy of year
    by Paul Ragusa on March 6, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Company acquires Security Specialists in South Carolina Paul Ragusa Wednesday, March 6, 2019 NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional security and automation company headquartered here, made its first buy of 2019 […]

  • Alarm.com working with D.R. Horton Home
    by Paul Ragusa on February 27, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Every new D.R. Horton home will be a smart home powered by Alarm.com SSN Staff Wednesday, February 27, 2019 TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com, a platform for the intelligently connected property, has been selected to power […]

  • Amazon to acquire home mesh WiFi provider eero
    by Paul Ragusa on February 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, February 20, 2019 SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO—Amazon and eero announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire eero. “We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how […]

  • Guidepost Solutions announces new leadership
    by Paul Ragusa on February 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, February 20, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in compliance, investigations and security consulting, announced the promotions of John Torres to president, Security & Technology Consulting […]

  • Allied Universal’s CEO publishes book
    by Paul Ragusa on February 15, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Steve Jones talks with SSN about the book and how the company went from $12 million to $7 billion in 20 years Paul Ragusa Thursday, February 14, 2019 Jones_NoOffSeason.jpg SANTA ANA, […]

  • ADT acquires DIY home security provider LifeShield
    by Paul Ragusa on February 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, February 12, 2019 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 […]

  • Security-Net celebrates 25 years
    by Paul Ragusa on February 11, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Founding member Bill Savage speaks with SSN about the milestone and way forward Paul Ragusa Monday, February 11, 2019 EXTON, Pa.—Security-Net Inc., a global provider of security system services, is celebrating its 25th […]

  • Convergint expands in Ireland
    by Paul Ragusa on January 29, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    MTS Security deal brings 95 colleagues and greater capability in Europe Paul Ragusa Tuesday, January 29, 2019 SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integrator, recently acquired MTS […]

  • PSA unveils new Managed Security Service Provider program
    by Paul Ragusa on January 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    SSN Staff Monday, January 28, 2019 WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global consortium of professional systems integrators, announced its plans to launch a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program designed to help systems integrators diversify […]

  • Per Mar acquires and CEO recognized
    by Paul Ragusa on January 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    In addition to latest buy, CEO inducted into state’s business Hall of Fame Ginger Schlueter Wednesday, January 23, 2019 DAVENPORT, Iowa–Per Mar Security Services, a provider of total security solutions for […]

  • Parks Associates addresses key trends at Summit
    by Paul Ragusa on January 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, January 16, 2019 LAS VEGAS—Leading smart home and consumer IoT industry executives came together here for Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS Summit on Jan. 8, the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The […]

  • ADT acquires another commercial integrator
    by Paul Ragusa on January 11, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Company continues commercial expansion with purchase of Advanced Cabling Systems SSN Staff Friday, January 11, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation […]

  • LifeShield introduces new services, equipment
    by Ginger Schlueter on January 9, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Voice control, custom rules and a new HD video doorbell demonstrated at Pepcom’s Digital Experience!, ahead of CES 2019 Ginger Schlueter Wednesday, January 9, 2019 LAS VEGAS—LifeShield, a wireless home security […]

  • Comcast launches digital security service
    by Paul Ragusa on January 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, January 9, 2019 PHILADELPHIA—Comcast announced at CES the national launch of Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, a new artificial-intelligence-powered service that monitors, blocks and informs customers of online threats to […]

  • Arlo unveils security system, DIY option at CES
    by Paul Ragusa on January 9, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, January 9, 2019 SAN JOSE, Calif. and LAS VEGAS—Arlo Technologies Inc., the maker of network connected cameras, announced at CES 2019 the Arlo Security System. Designed to complement Arlo camera monitoring capabilities, […]

  • Integration of smart devices key to driving RMR growth
    by Paul Ragusa on December 19, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, December 19, 2018 DALLAS—New research from Parks Associates shows the integration of smart home products will be key to drive new recurring monthly revenue (RMR) growth among security companies. Parks’ “360 […]