Physical & Electronic Security Blog

  • ADT acquires Design Systems Group
    by Paul Ragusa on May 15, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Company will join forces with Red Hawk Fire & Security SSN Staff Wednesday, May 15, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently announced it has made an asset purchase agreement with Design Systems Group (DSG), a commercial […]

  • SnapAV to acquire Control4 for $680 million
    by Paul Ragusa on May 13, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    SSN Staff Monday, May 13, 2019 CHARLOTTE, N.C. and SALT LAKE CITY—SnapAV, a manufacturer and primary source of A/V, surveillance, networking and remote management products for professional integrators, and Control4 Corporation, a global […]

  • STANLEY Security launches partnership with
    by Paul Ragusa on May 9, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    SSN Staff Thursday, May 9, 2019 FISHERS, Ind.—Stanley Black & Decker announced that its STANLEY Security business, a global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions, joined a global services agreement with, […]

  • The 10-year transition from sales to account management … and how you can reverse it
    by Paul Ragusa on May 6, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Chris Peterson Monday, May 6, 2019 Chris_Peterson2.jpg In the last decade or so, the black and white contrast between sales and account management has become a large glob of gray. Common use of the Internet, […]

  • ADT’s second-tier designation and congratulations to SafeStreets, USA
    by Ginger Schlueter on May 1, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, May 1, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—Over 23 years ago, ADT launched its Authorized Dealer program with the simple premise of creating a synergetic relationship between ADT and independent security integrators that could expand […]

  • Security 101 opens offices in multiple locations
    by Ginger Schlueter on April 30, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, April 30, 2019 NEW YORK and INDIANAPOLIS—Security 101, a fast-growing electronic security integrator, has opened new franchise offices in multiple locations across the United States. Two offices opened in New York—one […]

  • Kastle Systems’ new mobile SDK integrates with Rise Buildings’ platform
    by Ginger Schlueter on April 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Combination of digital access and property experience delivers seamless experience for building staff and occupants Ginger Schlueter Friday, April 26, 2019 FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, a provider of […]

  • Allied Universal acquires Securadyne Systems
    by Paul Ragusa on April 9, 2019 at 3:04 am

    SSN Staff Monday, April 8, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Securadyne Systems, a security systems integration company […]

  • Per Mar acquires American Pride Security Services
    by Paul Ragusa on April 9, 2019 at 2:50 am

    SSN Staff Monday, April 8, 2019 DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based here, announced it has acquired American Pride Security Services of […]

  • Hedge Tactical Solutions’ real-time emergency response technology overrides silent mode on Apple devices
    by Paul Ragusa on April 9, 2019 at 2:47 am

    SSN Staff Monday, April 8, 2019 HUDSON, Wis.—Hedge Tactical Solutions, a real-time emergency response technology, reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to override the silent setting for its customers who have Apple products. All Apple devices, […]

  • Elliot Cohen joins ADT
    by Paul Ragusa on April 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Former TripAdvisor exec and Citymaps founder to lead business development SSN Staff Wednesday, April 3, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.— ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation […]

  • Doyle Security celebrates 100 years
    by Paul Ragusa on March 29, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Jack Doyle talks with SSN about the milestone and the company’s largest acquisition in the past century Paul Ragusa Friday, March 29, 2019 ROCHESTER, N.Y.—It was St. Paddy’s Day 1919 when John A. Doyle […]

  • Alarm New England continues to adapt and grow
    by Paul Ragusa on March 27, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Owner and CEO Doug Curtiss talks with SSN about the latest acquisition and company’s success Paul Ragusa Wednesday, March 27, 2019 ROCKY HILL, Conn.—Alarm New England, a provider of home and business security […]

  • ADT launches new home automation system nationwide
    by Paul Ragusa on March 27, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, March 27, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the U.S. and Canada, is rolling out the ADT Command panel and control platform nationwide. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 SSN Staff Wednesday, February 27, 2019 TYSONS, Va.—, 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 […]

  • 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 […]