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  • PSA, SIA team up to create cyber track for PSA TEC 2020
    by Paul Ragusa on February 19, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Former State Department senior advisor for innovation Alec Ross to keynote Paul Ragusa Wednesday, February 19, 2020 WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are teaming up to provide a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cam-Dex names Dan Krumme president
    by Paul Ragusa on February 12, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Fourth-generation family member tells SSN about his plans to sustain company’s upward trajectory Paul Ragusa Wednesday, February 12, 2020 KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Cam-Dex Security Corp., a systems integrator based here, […]

  • ADT Commercial acquires Alliant Integrators
    by Paul Ragusa on February 5, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, February 5, 2020 CHICAGO—ADT Commercial announced the acquisition of Alliant Integrators Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., growing its geographic footprint and strengthening its capacity to serve mid-market, national and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Alula empowers partners with Pro Partner Program
    by Ginger Hill on January 21, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, January 21, 2020 ST. PAUL, Minn.—Alula, a leader in smart security and automation systems for professional installers and inventors of the Connect+ platform, launched the Alula Pro Partner Program, which provides incentives […]

  • Craig Leyers promoted to president of ADS Security
    by Paul Ragusa on January 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Leyers succeeds John Cerasuolo, who served as president for 12 years Paul Ragusa Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Craig_Leyers.jpg NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a division of Vector […]

  • ADT acquires Defenders, its largest independent dealer
    by Paul Ragusa on January 7, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, January 7, 2020 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has acquired Defenders, its largest independent dealer and only Authorized Premier Provider, for a purchase price of approximately $381 million. As part of the […]

  • ADT unveils DIY brand at CES
    by Paul Ragusa on January 7, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, January 7, 2020 LAS VEGAS—ADT unveiled its new DIY smart home security brand, Blue by ADT, at CES here this week. Founded on the work of LifeShield, acquired by ADT in 2019, Blue by ADT fulfills the company’s mission […]

  • Strategic Security Solutions brings on new leadership
    by Paul Ragusa on January 2, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    CEO Jay Slaughterbeck and President Ron Oetjen share their vision for S3 Paul Ragusa Thursday, January 2, 2020 RALEIGH, N.C.—Strategic Security Solutions (S3), a super regional systems integrator based here, recently […]

  • Allied Universal makes fourth buy in a month
    by Paul Ragusa on December 16, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Deal speaks to company’s overall growth strategy, CEO says Paul Ragusa Monday, December 16, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal’s recent buy of APG Security — its fourth deal in about a month […]

  • LOUD Security makes some noise with two acquisitions
    by Paul Ragusa on December 12, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    John Loud talks with SSN about the company’s M&A strategy Paul Ragusa Thursday, December 12, 2019 John_LP.jpg KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security Systems grew its account base to more […]

  • Shiver Security acquires four companies
    by Paul Ragusa on December 12, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    SSN Staff Thursday, December 12, 2019 DAYTON, Ohio—Shiver Security Systems and Sonitrol of SW Ohio recently acquired four companies based in Southwest Ohio, including 995 Security, Security Services Center, Wilmington Security Systems and Apex […]

  • Five Questions: Jason Lutz, Resideo
    by Paul Ragusa on November 26, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Ginger Hill Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Jason_Lutz.jpg Jason Lutz, strategic national account manager & industry relations at Resideo has been busy traveling, which he told SSN he feels very fortunate to be able […]

  • Allied Universal acquires SOS Security
    by Paul Ragusa on November 26, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Merger expands company’s size and global reach, adding 15,000 employees SSN Staff Tuesday, November 26, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company based here, and SOS […]

  • ADT Commercial brings on Critical Systems
    by Paul Ragusa on November 14, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Deal expands company’s presence in Atlanta area SSN Staff Thursday, November 14, 2019 CHICAGO—ADT Commercial recently acquired Critical Systems, a Marietta, Ga.-based systems integration company established in […]

  • Allied Universal acquires Advent Systems Inc.
    by Paul Ragusa on November 7, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Deal expands company’s technology services division in Midwest region Paul Ragusa Thursday, November 7, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif. and ELMHURST, Ill.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, […]

  • REMO slams the door on intruders, fire and more
    by Ginger Hill on October 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    The importance of application in choosing a door for security Ginger Hill Wednesday, October 9, 2019 ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.—With such advanced security technologies and products available on the market, it’s easy […]

  • ADT signs definitive agreement to sell Canadian ops to TELUS Corporation
    by Ginger Hill on October 1, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Sale expected to result in a stronger ADT with improved capital efficiency SSN Staff Tuesday, October 1, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT Inc., a smart home security provider serving residential and business customers, today […]