Physical & Electronic Security Blog

  • Allied Universal launches Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division
    by Paul Ragusa on July 12, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    SSN Staff Friday, July 12, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the expanded capabilities to deliver risk mitigation solutions through its new Allied Universal […]

  • Briscoe Protective launches new corporate brand identity, logo and website
    by Paul Ragusa on July 10, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, July 10, 2019 CENTEREACH, N.Y.—Briscoe Protective, a commercial fire and security services provider based here, recently announced the launch of its new corporate brand identity, redesigned logo and website. Their original […]

  • Resideo acquires LifeWhere
    by Paul Ragusa on July 8, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Smart home company focuses on preventing HVAC and appliance failure SSN Staff Monday, July 8, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas—Resideo Technologies Inc. announced it has acquired Pittsburgh-based LifeWhere, which uses machine […]

  • American Defense Systems welcomes new team players
    by Ginger Schlueter on July 1, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    SSN Staff Monday, July 1, 2019 DALLAS—American Defense Systems, a provider of smart security, automation and surveillance, has appointed John Fox to vice president of outside sales and added Garrett Fiveash into a newly created role to manage […]

  • New technology arrives to the security industry
    by Ginger Schlueter on June 28, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    HELIAUS by Allied Universal, an advanced AI-driven workforce management technology for security pros Ginger Schlueter Friday, June 28, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Modern society owes quite a bit of gratitude to the Ancient […]

  • ADT Commercial acquires in Michigan
    by Paul Ragusa on June 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Security Corp. of Detroit expands ADT’s capabilities in the Midwest region SSN Staff Friday, June 28, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT continues expanding its commercial capabilities and geographic reach via Red Hawk […]

  • Vivint Smart Home introduces zero-down financing for property owners and managers
    by Paul Ragusa on June 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    SSN Staff Friday, June 28, 2019 PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home recently introduced zero-down financing to help property owners and managers add smart home technology to their multifamily developments with no upfront cost. This is the first […]

  • B Safe Security acquisitions affect over 20,000 people in the Delaware/N.J. area
    by Ginger Schlueter on June 25, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Ginger Schlueter Tuesday, June 25, 2019 WILMINGTON, Del.—To further serve established and prospective clients, B Safe Security, a regional provider of security and fire alarms in the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas that […]

  • Defendify raises $1.6m in pre-seed funding
    by Paul Ragusa on June 19, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Cybersecurity startup will use money to grow channel partners and boost product development Paul Ragusa Wednesday, June 19, 2019 PORTLAND, Maine—Defendify, an all-in-one, SaaS-delivered cybersecurity platform […]

  • New research shows DIY is on the rise
    by Paul Ragusa on June 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Parks finds DIY raising awareness while competing with traditional dealers Paul Ragusa Thursday, June 13, 2019 DALLAS—New research from Parks Associates reveals at the end of 4Q 2018, 28 percent of U.S. broadband […]

  • Vector Security secures $450m credit facility
    by Paul Ragusa on June 12, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Deal follows recent acquisition of ADS Security SSN Staff Wednesday, June 12, 2019 PITTSBURGH—Vector Security, a provider of residential and commercial security and automation solutions, announced this week it has […]

  • ADT awarded $4m in lawsuit against Alder
    by Paul Ragusa on June 12, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, June 12, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced that it was awarded $3 million in compensatory damages […]

  • Per Mar acquires Stearns Sound & Security
    by Paul Ragusa on June 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, June 12, 2019 DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based here, announced it has acquired Stearns Sound & Security of Waupaca, Wis. […]

  • Vector Security acquires ADS Security
    by Paul Ragusa on June 5, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Companies unite to leverage synergies and fuel growth SSN Staff Tuesday, June 4, 2019 PITTSBURGH—Vector Security announced the acquisition of ADS Security, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The transaction officially […]

  • Guardian Protection unveils new branding; integrated marketing campaign
    by Paul Ragusa on May 22, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, May 22, 2019 GuardianRebrandNEW.jpg PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection, a large security solutions provider, announced a new branding initiative and a multi-million-dollar integrated marketing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]