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New research shows DIY is on the rise

Parks finds DIY raising awareness while competing with traditional dealers
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06/13/2019

DALLAS—New research from Parks Associates reveals at the end of 4Q 2018, 28 percent of U.S. broadband households reported the presence of an active security system, up from 26 percent in 4Q 2017, with 24 percent having professional monitoring.

ADT awarded $4m in lawsuit against Alder

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06/12/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced that it was awarded $3 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages against Alder Holdings LLC, a Utah-based company.

Guardian Protection unveils new branding; integrated marketing campaign

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05/22/2019

PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection, a large security solutions provider, announced a new branding initiative and a multi-million-dollar integrated marketing campaign.

SnapAV to acquire Control4 for $680 million

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05/13/2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and SALT LAKE CITY—SnapAV, a manufacturer and primary source of A/V, surveillance, networking and remote management products for professional integrators, and Control4 Corporation, a global provider of smart home solutions, recently announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby SnapAV will acquire Control4 in an all-cash transaction for $23.91 per share in cash, representing an aggregate value of approximately $680 million.

ADT’s second-tier designation and congratulations to SafeStreets, USA

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05/01/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Over 23 years ago, ADT launched its Authorized Dealer program with the simple premise of creating a synergetic relationship between ADT and independent security integrators that could expand ADT’s reach into the market, while at the same time, helping security dealers all over America build their businesses.

Hedge Tactical Solutions’ real-time emergency response technology overrides silent mode on Apple devices

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04/08/2019

HUDSON, Wis.—Hedge Tactical Solutions, a real-time emergency response technology, reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to override the silent setting for its customers who have Apple products.

Elliot Cohen joins ADT

Former TripAdvisor exec and Citymaps founder to lead business development
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04/03/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.— ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, recently announced the appointment of Elliot Cohen in the newly created role of senior vice president of business development, effective immediately.

ADT launches new home automation system nationwide

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03/27/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the U.S. and Canada, is rolling out the ADT Command panel and control platform nationwide.

Value add-ons give dealers competitive advantage

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03/20/2019

DALLAS—The annually published “Security Dealer Survey” by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company that covers the residential security industry from both a consumer and dealer perspective, found over 70 percent of U.S.

ADS makes first buy of year

Company acquires Security Specialists in South Carolina
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03/06/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional security and automation company headquartered here, made its first buy of 2019 following a record-setting eight acquisitions in 2018.

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SSN News Poll August 2019

According to new research from Parks Associates, interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is self-installed. This month’s News Poll looks to gauge reader’s thoughts on DIY’s impact on security overall.