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SAFE Security expands into DIY, with help from Honeywell

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wow! SAFE Security is really making news lately. First, it was acquired late last year by ICV Partners, a New York-based investment firm focused on lower middle-market companies.

Then, it announced earlier this month that it had just bought about 24,000 alarm monitoring accounts from Orem, Utah-based Pinnacle Security—a summer-model company the select assets of which Protection 1 recently purchased.

Now, SAFE announced today that it’s entering the DIY home security market by launching a new division, SAFE@home, that “allows homeowners to self install a Honeywell wireless security system with professional monitoring.”

Here’s more from a news release from the San Ramon, Calif.-based company, which has operations in 44 states:
 

SAFE Security, one of the nation’s largest security alarm companies has launched a new division, SAFE@home. This new division will enable a consumer to self install a wireless security system at their home with ease. This DIY home alarm system will include professional UL certified Five Diamond monitoring by SAFE Security and will not require a phone line. The home security system can be controlled remotely by a smartphone or tablet via Honeywell’s Total Connect. The system is available across the continental US.

“With an increased demand in the residential security market for a self installed alarm system coupled with increased technology that allows for a wireless security system to be setup in minutes, SAFE@home is well positioned to be a leader in the DIY security space,” said Paul Sargenti, SAFE’s President and CEO. “We’ve partnered with Honeywell to provide a state of the art wireless security system and will accommodate Wi-Fi for IP alarm communications. This will allow our customers to take advantage of being able to self-install their wireless security system. By enabling our customers to self install, they will save money by not requiring an alarm company to install the alarm system.”

Customers can select from 3 complete packages and add on additional hardware to best fit their needs.

I’ve reached out to Sargenti to learn more about all these developments. Look for more about SAFE Security on our site in the near future.

 

Gamewell-FCI to hold MNS seminars

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02/08/2013

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell's fire alarm manufacturing division, plans to host a series of seminars aimed to educate engineers, facility managers and security directors on emergency management planning and response and the most effective use of mass notifica

Honeywell partners with Opower to curb electricity demand

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02/01/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell has teamed up with Opower, a utility solutions company, to introduce new technology that will attract homeowners to programs that curb demand for electricity, according to a report from cleantechnica.com.

Lowe’s, Honeywell VPs to speak at Smart Energy Summit

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01/31/2013

DALLAS—Parks Associates today announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming Smart Energy Summit, scheduled for Feb. 25-27 in San Antonio, according to a news release.

Honeywell updates Total Connect 2.0 user guide

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01/30/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell today announced the update of the Interactive User Guide for Total Connect 2.0 and it’s now available on iTunes, according to a company statement.

Notifier launches new Web platform that aids distributors

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01/18/2013

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Notifier by Honeywell, a manufacturer of fire alarm systems, has launched a new website offering easier access to product information, as well as solutions-based information regularly sought by facility managers and first responders, according to a compa

Honeywell introduces commercial-grade fire controls

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01/07/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell today announced the introduction of commercial-grade fire control panels with features from the company’s VISTA Turbo line, according to a company statement.

GVTC partners with Honeywell

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12/26/2012

SMITHSON VALLEY, Texas—The Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative is partnering with Honeywell to launch the co-op’s next generation of security services for residential and business customers, The Gonzales Cannon reported Dec. 20.

Fire-Lite panel honored by higher education community

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12/19/2012

NORTHFORD, Conn.—A Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell control panel has been selected as a University Business 2012 Readers’ Choice Top Product for its positive impact on college campuses, according to a company statement.

Doubling residential penetration: Pie in the sky or an eventuality?

Readers deliver wide range of opinions in SSN News Poll
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12/12/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—Forty percent residential penetration.

ADT CEO Naren Gursahaney said recently that it’s not a “moonshot,” and Honeywell Security Products President Scott Harkins said his company shared the expectation that it could happen. But given that the rate has hovered at 20 percent for years, is it realistic to believe it can be doubled? Or is that just optimism from the corner office?

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