Physical & Electronic Security Blog

  • 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 […]

  • Convergint opens Omaha office
    by Paul Ragusa on January 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Paul Ragusa Wednesday, January 9, 2019 OMAHA, Neb.—Convergint Technologies, a global systems integrator based in Schaumburg, Ill., expanded its capabilities by opening an office here recently. This location has expertise in several different […]

  • 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, […]

  • Per Mar acquires Barone and PBSS
    by Paul Ragusa on January 2, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Deal helps expand company’s reach in Nebraska and Wisconsin Ginger Schlueter Wednesday, January 2, 2019 DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a family-owned, full-service security company based here, […]

  • Doyle grows Rochester presence with latest deal
    by Paul Ragusa on December 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Longtime security provider to acquire Hilton, N.Y.-based ADG Security Paul Ragusa Wednesday, December 19, 2018 ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial security, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Enterprise video to generate $12 billion in value-added services revenue by 2023
    by Paul Ragusa on December 19, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, December 19, 2018 OYSTER BAY, N.Y.—Enterprise video surveillance camera connections will top 348 million by 2023 and these systems will generate value-added services revenues of $12 billion, according to new research from […]

  • Convergint acquires on West coast
    by Paul Ragusa on December 12, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Company buys Firstline Security, will eclipse $1 billion mark in 2018 Paul Ragusa Wednesday, December 12, 2018 SCHAUMBURG, Ill—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integration company, recently […]

  • PSA TEC 2019 general registration now open
    by Paul Ragusa on December 12, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, December 12, 2018 WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global security and systems integrator consortium, today announced general registration has opened for PSA TEC 2019, which will be held March 11-14, 2019 at the Sheraton Downtown […]

  • Kastle Systems International appoints new CEO
    by Spencer Ives on December 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Haniel Lynn speaks with SSN about his plans for continued growth of company Paul Ragusa Wednesday, December 5, 2018 FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, an integration company that specializes in managed […]

  • ADT completes acquisition of Red Hawk Fire & Security
    by Spencer Ives on December 5, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, December 5, 2018 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has completed its acquisition of Red Hawk Fire & Security, a commercial fire, life safety and security services and portfolio company of Comvest […]

  • ADS completes eighth purchase of 2018
    by Spencer Ives on December 3, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    John Cerasuolo has a positive outlook for 2019 Spencer Ives Monday, December 3, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based here, recently acquired the customer […]

  • Women in Security: Resideo’s Alice DeBiasio
    by Spencer Ives on November 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    DeBiasio sees the mission statement of the security industry as a draw for talent, male and female Spencer Ives Tuesday, November 27, 2018 AliceDeBiasio_WIS.jpg MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell […]

  • Guardian Protection Services opens Nashville, Tenn., location
    by Spencer Ives on November 8, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    SSN Staff Thursday, November 8, 2018 PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection Services opened a branch in Brentwood, Tenn., 10 miles south of the Nashville city center, which became operational on Nov. 1. “We’ve been working diligently to […]

  • Northstar approved Qolsys for its Affiliate Funding Program
    by Spencer Ives on October 24, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, October 24, 2018 OREM, Utah—Northstar, a residential security and monitoring company based here, recently announced that Qolsys products have been approved for dealers participating in its Affiliate Funding Program. The […]

  • 2GIG launches partitioning for its GC3 panel
    by Spencer Ives on October 24, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Spencer Ives Wednesday, October 24, 2018 CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control recently announced the launch of Smart Areas partitioning for the 2GIG GC3 security panel, a self-contained wireless system. “We’ve taken a […]

  • My Alarm Center expands executive and leadership teams
    by Spencer Ives on October 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, October 10, 2018 NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center has expanded its executive leadership team to support recent company growth and future initiatives. Frank Iovino, formerly SVP of national sales, has been promoted to […]