Physical & Electronic Security Blog

  • Build predictable recurring revenue in unpredictable times
    by Ginger Hill on July 1, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Ginger Hill Wednesday, July 1, 2020 YARMOUTH, Maine—The “as-a-service” business model and approach is designed to help build recurring revenue for integrators; it’s no longer feasible to simply install a system, have the […]

  • Allied Universal rolls out distance screening solutions
    by Paul Ragusa on July 1, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Efforts focused on helping businesses prevent the spread of COVID-19 SSN Staff Wednesday, July 1, 2020 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced the availability of distance screening solutions as companies continue […]

  • Interface Security Systems partners with RiskBand to expand its interactive monitoring services
    by Paul Ragusa on June 2, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, June 2, 2020 EARTH CITY, Mo.—Interface Security Systems, a managed services provider, has partnered with RiskBand, a provider of wearable live-monitored safety devices, to expand its interactive monitoring services. […]

  • PSIA hosting live demo on May 20
    by Paul Ragusa on May 13, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Webinar to demonstrate the value of its Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification Paul Ragusa Wednesday, May 13, 2020 YARMOUTH, Maine—Recognizing that travel will be limited for most industry […]

  • Kastle Systems offers COVID-19 Safety program
    by Paul Ragusa on May 12, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    KastleSafeSpaces platform for critical contact tracing and screening technology protects tenants building-wide SSN Staff Tuesday, May 12, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. —As American companies and employees grapple with when and […]

  • G4S offers Return to Work Assurance program
    by Paul Ragusa on May 11, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Roadmap solutions offer customers end-to-end protocols and operational processes to help mitigate risks SSN Staff Monday, May 11, 2020 JUPITER, Fla.—G4S recently announced the G4S Return to Work Assurance program, a […]

  • ADT, CellBounce unveil solution to 3G network sunset
    by Paul Ragusa on May 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Partners say plug-and-play solution could be ready by late summer as ADT completes acquisition of CellBounce SSN Staff Monday, May 11, 2020 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is developing a solution for the home security […]

  • Pivot, Camio partnership helps businesses deal with coronavirus
    by Paul Ragusa on May 6, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Impinging technology helps detect, monitor, enforce social distancing Ginger Hill Wednesday, May 6, 2020 COLUMBIA, Tenn.—Being in the security industry for over 20 years on the integrator’s side has afforded […]

  • Vector Security Networks provides re-entry solutions
    by Ginger Hill on April 28, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Prepping businesses to return after COVID-19 SSN Staff Tuesday, April 28, 2020 PITTSBURGH—As multi-site businesses begin re-entry into a “new normal,” stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses will […]

  • The rise of Security 4.0
    by Paul Ragusa on April 27, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Rachelle Loyear of G4S talks security convergence, digital transformation and making sense of all the data Paul Ragusa Monday, April 27, 2020 Rachelle Loyear_G4S.jpg YARMOUTH, Maine—The […]

  • SecurityTrax redesigns, offers customizable CRM platform
    by Ginger Hill on April 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Ginger Hill Monday, April 27, 2020 TYSONS, Va.—Founded in 2004 and acquired by in 2015, SecurityTrax, a back-office, cloud-based platform built for the security industry and automation providers to manage all critical operational […]

  • COVID-19 to drive voice control demand
    by Paul Ragusa on April 24, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    SSN Staff Friday, April 24, 2020 OYSTER BAY, N.Y.—Voice control device shipments in 2020 will grow globally by close to 30 percent over 2019, according to global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research. Last year, 141 million voice control […]

  • Residential security adoption rises to 33 percent
    by Paul Ragusa on April 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Up from 28 percent in 2018, Parks says 2020 does pose challenges SSN Staff Friday, April 17, 2020 DALLAS—Consumer Insights 2020 research from Parks Associates finds security system adoption, after holding steady at […]

  • Allied Universal looking to hire 30,000
    by Paul Ragusa on April 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    CEO Steve Jones tells SSN security more essential than ever during crisis Paul Ragusa Wednesday, April 15, 2020 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced it is seeking to hire more than 30,000 security professionals […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]