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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.

Protect America gains investment

DIY company looks to offer more products, better customer experience
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03/03/2017

AUSTIN, Texas—Protect America, a DIY security company supported by a UL-listed wholesale monitoring center, has announced a new investment.

General Security acquires New York Merchants Protective

Purchase expands General’s presence in New York
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02/13/2017

PLAINVIEW, N.Y.—General Security, a full-service security company based here, recently acquired New York Merchants Protective Co., based out of New York City, adding 3,500 accounts.

IHS weighs in on CES 2017 trends

Smart home evolves, presents more use cases
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02/01/2017

LAS VEGAS—At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the smart home became more refined, according to IHS, presenting more use cases to dealers and consumers.

Essence notes trends from 2016, makes predictions for 2017

Dealers will find additional revenue streams by harnessing analytics, company says
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01/24/2017

TEL AVIV, Israel—Smart home device provider Essence made some predictions about 2017’s landscape for the Internet of Things.

Research shows continued growth in smart home market

Parks Associates looks at where the industry is going at CES
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01/20/2017

DALLAS—Approximately 26 percent of U.S. broadband households today now own a smart home device, up from 19 percent at the end of 2015, according to new Parks Associates’ research that was announced at its CONNECTIONS Summit at CES in January.

SafeStreets USA changes executive line-up

Following several retirements, executives from recently merged companies take new positions
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01/18/2017

KENT, Wash.—SafeStreets USA, a large ADT dealer based here, recently announced changes to its executive line-up, including a new CEO, CFO, chief development officer and president.

Titan Alarm finishes year strong with third acquisition

Company hopes to surpass $200K in RMR by Q2
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01/11/2017

PHOENIX—Titan Alarm, a security, access, fire and surveillance company based here, made its third acquisition of 2016, finishing the year strong with the purchase of accounts and RMR of Arrow Security Design LLC, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company owned and operated by Ray Millazo, who is retiring after more than 30 years in the industry.

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SSN News Poll May 2017

Big data, utilizing the abundance of data gathered by various devices, was a consistent theme at TechSec 2017. An entire session tackled the topic, which you can read more about here. Panelists in TechSec’s "Monitoring the next tech" talked about the value of data in the wholesale monitoring world. Where do you see the benefit of data analytics?