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Comcast launches digital security service

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01/09/2019

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast announced at CES the national launch of Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, a new artificial-intelligence-powered service that monitors, blocks and informs customers of online threats to connected devices, and provides seamless digital protection for those devices when connected to their home network.

LifeShield introduces new services, equipment

Voice control, custom rules and a new HD video doorbell demonstrated at Pepcom’s Digital Experience!, ahead of CES 2019
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01/09/2019

LAS VEGAS—LifeShield, a wireless home security system company, welcomed the New Year with two announcements, one about the addition of service offerings the other about a new piece of equipment.

Integration of smart devices key to driving RMR growth

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12/19/2018

DALLAS—New research from Parks Associates shows the integration of smart home products will be key to drive new recurring monthly revenue (RMR) growth among security companies.

Women in Security: Resideo’s Alice DeBiasio

DeBiasio sees the mission statement of the security industry as a draw for talent, male and female
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11/27/2018

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell recently spun off its Honeywell Homes and ADI Global distribution business into the separate company Resideo. Alice DeBiasio, who worked for Honeywell’s homes business for five years, is now the vice president, general manager of Resideo’s global pro security business.

Guardian Protection Services opens Nashville, Tenn., location

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11/08/2018

PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection Services opened a branch in Brentwood, Tenn., 10 miles south of the Nashville city center, which became operational on Nov. 1.

2GIG launches partitioning for its GC3 panel

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10/24/2018

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control recently announced the launch of Smart Areas partitioning for the 2GIG GC3 security panel, a self-contained wireless system.

Northstar approved Qolsys for its Affiliate Funding Program

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10/24/2018

OREM, Utah—Northstar, a residential security and monitoring company based here, recently announced that Qolsys products have been approved for dealers participating in its Affiliate Funding Program.

My Alarm Center expands executive and leadership teams

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10/10/2018

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center has expanded its executive leadership team to support recent company growth and future initiatives. Frank Iovino, formerly SVP of national sales, has been promoted to chief revenue officer and Carole Dalton, formerly SVP of human resources, is now chief human resource officer. Both will continue to report to company president and CEO Amy Kothari.

Vivint brings the smart home to renters

Multifamily and rental property owners can now offer services through Vivint’s Smart Properties program
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10/10/2018

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home is giving multifamily and rental property owners the ability to offer smart home services to their residents through its Smart Properties program that it has been developing over the past year.

LifeShield survey covers range of uses for residential security systems

68 percent said they would use a system to see if their children opened doors for strangers
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10/03/2018

LANGHORNE, Pa.—In a recent survey from LifeShield, a provider of wireless home security systems based here, respondents discuss using home security systems for more than arming and disarming against intruders—checking in on their children, too.

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SSN News Poll June 2019

ISC West 2019 wrapped up in Las Vegas April 12 after another highly successful event with packed aisles on the trade show floor and in the educational sessions. This month’s News Poll looks to gauge your experience at this year’s ISC West.