Physical & Electronic Security Blog

  • Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic Acquisition to merge
    by Paul Ragusa on September 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, September 18, 2019 PROVO, Utah and NEW YORK—Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge Vivint […]

  • Northland Controls promotes Edward Wears to COO
    by Paul Ragusa on September 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, September 18, 2019 EdWears.jpg MILPITAS, Calif.—Northland Controls recently announced the promotion of Edward Wears to chief operating officer of the company. Wears was the managing […]

  • The undogging debacle: perimeter security in a school environment
    by Ginger Hill on September 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Ginger Hill Wednesday, September 11, 2019 YARMOUTH, Maine—Across the nation, teachers and staff at K-12 schools recently welcomed new and vetted students and their parents to campus to begin the 2019-2020 school year full of quality education […]

  • Convergint acquires Life Safety Solutions Integrators
    by Paul Ragusa on September 6, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    SSN Staff Friday, September 6, 2019 SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies announced today the acquisition of Virginia-based Life Safety Solutions Integrators (LSSI), an innovative provider of fire alarm, life safety and security solutions, […]

  • Allied Universal acquires Michigan-based Midstate Security
    by Paul Ragusa on September 4, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, September 4, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the acquisition of Midstate Security, a fully integrated electronic security and […]

  • ADT announces new brand direction
    by Paul Ragusa on August 23, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    SSN Staff Friday, August 23, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it is transforming its brand to highlight its diverse portfolio of products and solutions. ADT believes that everyone deserves to feel safe in every aspect of their lives and […]

  • American Defense Systems acquires Direct Protect Security and Surveillance
    by Ginger Hill on August 23, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    SSN Staff Friday, August 23, 2019 DALLAS—On Friday, August 16, 2019, American Defense Systems of Dallas acquired Direct Protect Security and Surveillance out of Costa Mesa, CA. Direct Protect has provided smart home solutions to residents and […]

  • SSN unveils new conference, advisory board and look
    by Paul Ragusa on August 14, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Publication has big plans under new ownership Paul Ragusa Wednesday, August 14, 2019 SecurityNext_432x288_EditgraphicWEB.jpg YARMOUTH, Maine—There is a lot of excitement at Security […]

  • Nortek Security & Control opens new ELAN Training Center
    by Paul Ragusa on August 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, August 14, 2019 CARLSBAD, Calif.— To meet increasing integrator demand, Nortek Security & Control (NSC), a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, today […]

  • IFSS secures funding to support strategic growth plans
    by Paul Ragusa on August 7, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Equity will be used for acquisitions and to expand go-to-market strategy Paul Ragusa Wednesday, August 7, 2019 FORT MYERS, Fla.—Integrated Fire and Security Solutions Inc. (IFSS), a provider in the delivery of […]

  • Huron Capital’s Sciens Building Solutions acquires Critical System Solutions
    by Ginger Hill on August 5, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    SSN Staff Monday, August 5, 2019 DETROIT—Operationally focused private equity firm Huron Capital announced its fire service and integrated solutions ExecFactor platform Sciens Building Solutions has acquired St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Critical […]

  • American Defense Systems acquires Point Security
    by Ginger Hill on July 24, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, July 24, 2019 DALLAS—Today American Defense Systems announced the acquisition of Point Security, a fellow Brinks Home Security Authorized Dealer in Austin, Texas. While the transaction officially closed July 17th, both […]

  • The five keys to coaching without micromanaging
    by Paul Ragusa on July 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Chris Peterson Friday, July 19, 2019 Chris_Peterson2.jpg Micromanager. There aren’t many worse labels to pin on a boss. When considering sales managers, the term is exponentially more volatile – and more […]

  • Security industry weighs in on role of DIY
    by Paul Ragusa on July 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Paul Ragusa Wednesday, July 17, 2019 YARMOUTH, Maine—Interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is […]

  • 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 Hill 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]