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BCE enters agreement to acquire AlarmForce

$166m deal expected to close in January 2018
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11/08/2017

MONTREAL and TORONTO—BCE Inc., a large Canadian communications and media company known as Bell, on Nov. 6 announced an agreement to acquire AlarmForce and the company’s more than 100,000 customers. The deal is valued at about $166 million, BCE noted in its announcement.

ADS Security makes fourth buy this year

Company acquires Equinox Alarm Services, a high-end resi dealer within footprint
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10/25/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has acquired the accounts of Equinox Alarm Services, a mostly residential dealer based in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This is the fourth buy this year for ADS, and marks the fourth consecutive year ADS had closed at least four acquisitions.

Ring launches ‘Ring Protect’ home security system

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10/06/2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Ring announced Ring Protect earlier this week, a comprehensive DIY home security system that works with Ring’s doorbells and cams.

Samsung unveils ADT-monitored DIY home security, automation system

Product will be available exclusively at Best Buy
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10/05/2017

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. and BOCA RATON, Fla.—Samsung and ADT together announced a new professionally monitored, self-installed life safety solution powered by the Samsung SmartThings platform.

Nest takes step into home security

MONI named exclusive monitoring partner
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09/25/2017

SAN FRANCISCO—Nest announced on Sept. 20 that it would expand more into security, adding a variety of security-related products to the company’s portfolio. The company is exclusively partnering with MONI Smart Security for professional monitoring at launch.

TruSense unveils smart home technology for seniors

System passively monitors activity and can compile information for caregivers
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09/25/2017

CINCINNATI—TruSense, a company focused on smart home technology for seniors aging-in-place, recently announced that its TruSense system is now available. The company provides a platform that integrates with various devices to passively monitor seniors' activity.

ADT names Jim DeVries as president

DeVries joined ADT in May 2016 from Allstate
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09/13/2017

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently announced that Jim DeVries, the company’s COO, will be promoted to the role of president; DeVries told Security Systems News that it is a newly created position at ADT.

Smart devices increasing within home security

New Parks’ research examines adoption of smart door locks, lights and thermostats
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09/13/2017

DALLAS—New research by Parks Associates reveals that 42 percent of new security installations include a smart home device such as a door lock, light or thermostat.

Vector Security acquires Security Associates LLC

Purchase expands Vector’s presence in the Baltimore, Washington D.C. areas
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08/10/2017

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security Inc., a home and business automation solutions provider based here, gained nearly 10,000 accounts when it acquired Security Associates LLC, a local security provider based in Baltimore.

ADS purchases ERMC Security Solutions

Deal enhances the company’s Chattanooga branch
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08/07/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In a deal finalized on Aug. 3, ADS Security purchased ERMC Security Solutions’ account base, bringing more than 600 accounts under ADS’ branch in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2018

ADT recently announced its finalized acquisition of DATASHIELD and the new brand of ADT Cybersecurity. What are your thoughts on physical security companies in the cybersecurity space?