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Home burglar stares down security camera

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06/21/2013

MOBILE, Ala.—One of three men who broke into a home in this southern Alabama city might have seen the home’s security camera, but it did not deter him from breaking in.

Universal Protection Service acquires guard division

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06/20/2013

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Universal Protection Services, a provider of a range of security services, has acquired the manned security guard division of Boyd & Associates, expanding its presence across southern California, according to a news release.

Fire sprinklers quell newsroom fire

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06/20/2013

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—An air handling unit caught fire in the newsroom of the Vindicator, a newspaper in Youngstown, Ohio, on June 18, but a sprinkler system quickly contained it, according to an article from the paper itself.

Honeywell reels in trio of ESX awards

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06/20/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Honeywell Security team will leave the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville this week with three awards in tow, including the Best Overall award, given to the LYNX Touch 5100, Honeywell’s wireless residential security platform, according to a

Protect America, security website help safeguard war victim’s family

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06/20/2013

SAN FRANCISCO—Protect America worked with besthomesecuritycompanys.com, a home security review website, to provide a free security system to the Byrd family, who lost their husband and father, Jordan Byrd, while he was serving in Afghanistan, according to a news release.

Tyco to buy Exacq for $150m

Kessler: Deal may help independent integrators and Tyco Integrated Security as well
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06/19/2013

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco today announced that it will acquire VMS provider Exacq Technologies in a $150 million cash deal.

SDI is $55m business after purchase

Acquisition of i-sys brings fire and other complementary capabilities
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06/19/2013

CHIGAGO—Systems integrator SDI is now a $55 million business after the acquisition, announced this week, of i-sys, a $15 million systems integrator that specializes in integrated security, environmental and fire safety solutions.

Comcast’s new offering: Home control minus security

Xfinity Home Control is for customers who don’t want a security system but want home management features
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06/19/2013

PHILADELPHIA—A mantra in the industry today is that customers want more than a basic home security system—they want extras to control their lights and thermostats and remotely look in on kids and pets. But Comcast Cable believes there are customers out there who don’t want a security system but still would like those useful features—so it’s offering a new product just for them.

BRS Labs announces summer seminar series

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06/19/2013

HOUSTON—Behavioral Recognition Systems Labs, a developer of security solutions software and artificial intelligence, has announced its 2013 IP Video Surveillance Academy summer seminar series.

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