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American Alarm purchases Security Design Consultants

Following the acquisition, SDC employees joined American Alarm
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05/24/2017

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm & Communications, a full-service security company based here, this week announced the acquisition of Security Design Consultants, based in Westwood, Mass.

Huronia acquires in Ontario

Company expands its account base, gains a redundant central station
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05/19/2017

MIDLAND, Ontario—Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc., a full service security company based here, announced on May 10 the largest acquisition in its history, purchasing Peerless Security & Muskoka Fire Protection Services Limited. The deal adds 2,000 accounts to Huronia’s existing base of 6,000 accounts.

Parks Associates’ annual conference set for Silicon Valley

Research firm says recurring revenues from smart homes will exceed $1 billion by 2021
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05/17/2017

DALLAS—Nearly 38 million U.S. households will have a smart home controller by 2021, generating more than $1.2 billion in recurring service revenue, according to research firm Parks Associates, which is hosting its 21st annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 23-25, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.

Vivint partners with Best Buy

Partnership will help Vivint’s branding and exposure
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05/10/2017

PROVO, Utah—A new partnership between Vivint and Best Buy will allow consumers to shop for Vivint smart home products in a physical store, in the same way they can purchase other consumer electronics, and the smart home and security company plans to be in more than 400 Best Buy stores by the end of October.

Fortress looks to bring cybersecurity to the residential market

Company will be entering trials this year and eventually seeking channel partners
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05/03/2017

ORLANDO, Fla.—Fortress Cyber Security seeks to bring cybersecurity into the residential market through its new device, the Fortress UTM—or Unified Threat Management.

MONI sees success with signing bonus

The bonus program benefits more than small or start-up dealers, company says
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04/26/2017

DALLAS—At this year’s ISC West 2017, MONI began offering dealers a signing bonus, and the company had “tremendous success” at the show, according to Travis Miller, company director of sales.

Priority One Security acquires Blue Ridge Security Solutions

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04/12/2017

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Priority One Security, a full-service security company based here, has acquired Blue Ridge Security Solutions, a security company based in Anderson, S.C., according to an email to GSA Business Report from William R.

Parks Associates announces keynotes for CONNECTIONS conference

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03/23/2017

DALLAS—Consumer IoT research firm Parks Associates announced the keynotes and initial speaker lineup for its 21st-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.

MONI prepares for ISC West

Mungiguerra talks on how the company’s new branding will be incorporated into its show presence
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03/22/2017

LAS VEGAS—MONI Smart Security, exhibiting at ISC West under its new name, expects discussions on new programs and partnerships at the show this year.

Doyle Security acquires Lock-Tight

Deal helps company grow its Rochester presence
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03/08/2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial security, fire and medical monitoring systems based here, has acquired the accounts of Lock-Tight Alarm Inc., a privately held residentially focused company founded in Hilton, N.Y. in 2002.

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Poll

SSN News Poll July 2017

Research firms, such as ABI Research and IHS Markit, have recently examined the smart home market, how it is changing and what its future might look like. Parks Associates is currently gearing up for its annual conference on smart home technology. What are you seeing in the smart home market?