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ADT and Google partner with plans to dominate smart home

Behemoths look to create end-to-end platform for a secure and intelligent home
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08/04/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT and Google announced a long-term partnership with the goal of creating an end-to-end smart home solution that combines Google’s technology platform with ADT’s installation, service and professional monitoring network.

ADT to partner with D.R. Horton

Company to be premier provider of smart home security and automation services for new home construction
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07/29/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it has been named as the premier provider of smart home security and automation services for D.R. Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder by volume.

Appeals Court upholds Sandy Springs ordinance fining alarm companies

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07/22/2020

FRISCO, Texas—The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a controversial ordinance enacted by the city of Sandy Springs, Ga., that fines alarm companies for false alarm generated by their customers.

Brinks Home Security’s bulk acquisition of contracts

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06/23/2020

DALLAS—Monitronics International, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which includes Brinks Home Security, announced it has acquired approximately 114,000 residential alarm monitoring contracts from Protect America, Inc., totaling approximately $4.6M in recurring monthly revenue (RMR).

ADT, CellBounce unveil solution to 3G network sunset

Partners say plug-and-play solution could be ready by late summer as ADT completes acquisition of CellBounce
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05/11/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is developing a solution for the home security industry’s need to adapt to the 3G sunset, which is scheduled for February 2022.

SecurityTrax redesigns, offers customizable CRM platform

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04/27/2020

TYSONS, Va.—Founded in 2004 and acquired by Alarm.com in 2015, SecurityTrax, a back-office, cloud-based platform built for the security industry and automation providers to manage all critical operational tasks, has recently and diligently been working on major upgrades and a complete redesign, all with the end user top of mind.

COVID-19 to drive voice control demand

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04/24/2020

OYSTER BAY, N.Y.—Voice control device shipments in 2020 will grow globally by close to 30 percent over 2019, according to global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

Residential security adoption rises to 33 percent

Up from 28 percent in 2018, Parks says 2020 does pose challenges
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04/17/2020

DALLAS—Consumer Insights 2020 research from Parks Associates finds security system adoption, after holding steady at 25-28 percent for over five years, jumped up to 33 percent of U.S. broadband households at the end of 2019.

ADT, Vivint report big revenue gains for 2019

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03/11/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla. and PROVO, Utah—Both ADT and Vivint reported strong fourth quarter and overall annual revenue gains for 2019, with ADT up 12 percent and Vivint up 10 percent for the year.

Vivint president Alex Dunn to step down

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03/05/2020

PROVOST, Utah—Vivint Smart Home Inc. announced that Alex J. Dunn is stepping down as president of Vivint Smart Home after 14 years at the company. He will remain an advisor to the company through March 2021. Scott R. Hardy, Vivint’s chief operating officer, will assume many of his day-to-day responsibilities.

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SSN News Poll September 2020

With so many companies working from home, combined with using more online and virtual events and meetings, malicious cyber activity has been increasing as cyber criminals take advantage of so many people letting their guard down during this time. This month's News Poll looks to gauge what SSN readers are experiencing.