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N.C. provider ready to get growing

Family-run company looks to home automation, acquisitions, new construction
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04/22/2015

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Superior Quality Security, a provider of residential and small business systems, is looking to grow through home automation offerings, acquisitions and new partnerships with homebuilders.

Dealers: Grow through differentiating, new technology

Turn challenges into opportunity in today’s marketplace, they say
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04/15/2015

LAS VEGAS—Brand awareness and embracing technological advances like video verification, home automation and the cloud are among the main challenges facing mid-size security dealers today, according to three dealers attending the DMP Owners Forum here.

Z-Wave Alliance aims for big debut at big show

Member pavilion at ISC West to feature demo from atop Mount Everest
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04/08/2015

CARLSBAD, Calif.—The Z-Wave Alliance will make its presence known at ISC West in a big way this year—including broadcasting a live home automation demonstration from the top of the world.

Survey: Dealers cite cost as barrier to adding home automation

That’s a misperception, says Icontrol’s Greg Roberts
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04/08/2015

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—A majority of residential security dealers thinks adding home automation services to their traditional offerings is cost prohibitive. That’s a big misperception, according to Greg Roberts, VP of marketing for Icontrol, and one that could put providers at a significant disadvantage in today’s marketplace.

Elite, Evolve move in together

Security, solar partners share new facility, resources
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04/01/2015

LEHI, Utah—Elite Home Security and Evolve Solar have moved into a new, 20,000-square-foot facility here to optimize their year-old partnership.

Private equity firm buys Ackerman Security

In its first security industry investment, Toronto PE goes for super-regional
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04/01/2015

TORONTO—Imperial Capital Group of Toronto has acquired super-regional Ackerman Security.

Who’s afraid of Google?

Smart resi providers should take Google’s move into home security seriously, but could wind up benefitting from it
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04/01/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Google’s venture into home security and automation may turn out to be a very good thing for traditional resi companies, according to providers interviewed by Security Systems News.

LOUD Security to acquire three

Credit revolver fuels company’s growth
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03/25/2015

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security Systems plans to acquire three companies by June, according to owner and president John Loud.

ADT releases mobile PERS

Product allows seniors—and others—peace of mind away from home, company says
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03/20/2015

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT has added a wearable, mobile PERS device to its health product portfolio.

Google’s new patent factors in resi security

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03/16/2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Home security is on Google’s agenda, according to its recently acquired patent for “Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home.”

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SSN News Poll June 2015

As a follow-up on its March 2014 acquisition of Nest, Google recently received a home-security-related patent. How do you think Google’s potential move into the home security space will affect you and the industry?

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