Cook Security Group to build new headquarters

6 days 9 hours ago
Company plans on more managed services Spencer Ives Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MILWAUKIE, Ore.—About five years ago, Cook Security Group starting considering a new space and in mid-September the company broke ground on a new headquarters.

Ring launches ‘Ring Protect’ home security system

1 week 3 days ago
SSN Staff Friday, October 6, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Ring announced Ring Protect earlier this week, a comprehensive DIY home security system that works with Ring’s doorbells and cams.

“At Ring, everything we make is designed to establish and enhance a Ring of Security around homes and neighborhoods,” Jamie Siminoff, chief inventor and founder of Ring, said in the announcement. “Ring Protect provides an incredibly effective level of security when compared to traditional, expensive systems, yet comes at a fraction of the cost since it was developed in-house. Offering an effective, inexpensive solution means more homeowners can afford and use Ring Protect, which in turn leads to safer neighborhoods.”

Allied Universal unveils new GSOC services

1 week 4 days ago
Integrator introduces new services at ASIS 2017 as it blends manpower with technology Paul Ragusa Thursday, October 5, 2017

SANTA ANA, Calif. and CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Allied Universal, a facility services company and one of the largest security forces in North America with more 150,000 employees, unveiled at ASIS 2017 in Dallas last week a new Global Security Operations Center as a Service (GSOCaaS) offering.

TruSense unveils smart home technology for seniors

3 weeks 1 day ago
System passively monitors activity and can compile information for caregivers Spencer Ives Monday, September 25, 2017

CINCINNATI—TruSense, a company focused on smart home technology for seniors aging-in-place, recently announced that its TruSense system is now available. The company provides a platform that integrates with various devices to passively monitor seniors' activity.

Nest takes step into home security

3 weeks 1 day ago
MONI named exclusive monitoring partner Spencer Ives Monday, September 25, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO—Nest announced on Sept. 20 that it would expand more into security, adding a variety of security-related products to the company’s portfolio. The company also named MONI Smart Security as its exclusive partner for professional monitoring.

PSA to offer Fortium’s cybersecurity solution

3 weeks 5 days ago
SSN Staff Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Fortium Partners has entered into an agreement with PSA to distribute Fortium Partners’ professional services offering, called Cybersecurity Protocol. PSA security system integrators will now have ready access to the services of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

ADS Security makes third buy of 2017

1 month 3 days ago
Acquisition of PMI Security expands company’s presence in North Carolina Paul Ragusa Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has acquired the accounts of PMI Security in New Bern, N.C., expanding the company’s presence in North Carolina, which began in 2014 with the purchase of Seaboard Security Systems in Washington, N.C. ADS added a second branch in North Carolina last year with the purchase of Central Carolina Security in Sanford, N.C.

“We are excited to continue to grow our presence in the Carolinas,” John Cerasuolo, ADS President and CEO, said in the announcement. “It’s always our goal to partner with great companies like PMI Security who have a history of excellence and stellar customer service.”

Smart devices increasing within home security

1 month 3 days ago
New Parks’ research examines adoption of smart door locks, lights and thermostats Paul Ragusa Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DALLAS—New research by Parks Associates reveals that 42 percent of new security installations include a smart home device such as a door lock, light or thermostat.

“We’ve seen this number grow from 24 percent in 2014 and estimate it to grow beyond 50 percent by 2018,” Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates, told Security Systems News in an email interview. Parks also found that between 50 and 60 percent of smart safety and security devices are acquired as part of a householder’s security system.

Surveillance Systems Inc. lands MGM, Wynn contracts

1 month 2 weeks ago
Massive gaming projects driving continued record growth rate Paul Ragusa Wednesday, August 30, 2017

ROCKLIN, Calif.—Surveillance Systems Inc., a commercial integrator based here, recently announced its multi-million dollar contracts with Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International, which are both currently preparing to set up shop in Boston and Springfield, Mass., respectively. The Wynn Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield are both scheduled to open within the next two years.

Post merger, Johnson Controls emerges even stronger

2 months 2 days ago
Company has greater depth of expertise, resources on both product and integration side of business Paul Ragusa Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CORK, Ireland—Since the Tyco-Johnson Controls merger was completed in September 2016, the two security giants have joined forces to become an industry powerhouse, leveraging the combined brands to provide innovation on both the product and integration side of the business.

Vector Security acquires Security Associates LLC

2 months 1 week ago
Purchase expands Vector’s presence in the Baltimore, Washington D.C. areas Spencer Ives Thursday, August 10, 2017

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security Inc., a home and business automation solutions provider based here, gained nearly 10,000 accounts when it acquired Security Associates LLC, a local security provider.

Security Associates was “regionally based in the Baltimore area, and they were more of a local ‘hometown-type’ company, that was their approach to the market place,” Art Miller, Vector’s vice president of marketing, told Security Systems News.

SalesMarines to help PSA members hire US veterans

2 months 1 week ago
SSN Staff Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA recently announced a partnership with Matterhorn Consulting to enable PSA members to hire military veterans.

The Veteran Hiring Program, SalesMarines, is a new service from Matterhorn Consulting that helps veterans from the United States military find employment, matching up employers’ needs with veterans’ skill sets. The team is led by Paul Boucherle, a Marine Corps veteran who served during the Vietnam War. His first-hand experience with the military has motivated him to help veterans transition their military skills into the civilian workplace.

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