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Parks announces keynotes for connected home conference

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03/28/2018

DALLAS—Parks Associates, an IoT research firm based here, recently announced the full keynote lineup for its 22nd annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 22-24 in San Francisco, which features executives from Comcast, Google, Intel, Samsung and T-Mobile.

ADS Security makes first 2018 purchase

RTC Secure accounts will be serviced from ADS’ Chattanooga office
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03/14/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security announced on March 8 that it acquired the security accounts of RTC Secure, a division of Ringgold Telephone Company in Ringgold, Ga.—the first purchase for ADS in 2018.

HAWK Security opens new office

Newest branch in Plano marks the company’s fifth in Texas
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02/28/2018

FORT WORTH, Texas—HAWK Security Services, a member of the My Alarm Center family of brands based here, recently announced the opening of its newest office in Plano, Texas, joining the company’s existing Texas branches in Fort Worth, Tyler, Houston and San Antonio.

MONI to become BRINKS Home Security

Company will be BRINKS at ISC West
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02/28/2018

DALLAS—MONI Smart Security recently announced an exclusive, long-term trademark licensing agreement with The Brink’s Company, bringing about a complete rebranding of MONI and LiveWatch to BRINKS Home Security.

My Alarm Center partners to offer more personal safety

Company formed partnership with ROAR for Good to help protect its employees, local charity
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02/14/2018

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center recently announced a new partnership with personal safety device manufacturer ROAR for Good; the company’s Athena device can sound an alarm and alert contacts if a user feels unsafe.

August Home and Protect America team up

Partnership enables companies to provide smarter DIY security
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02/07/2018

SAN FRANCISCO and AUSTIN, Texas—August Home and Protect America have teamed up to provide smarter DIY security for homeowners.

Vivint to roll out neighborhood-focused app

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02/07/2018

LAS VEGAS—At CES 2018 Vivint unveiled Streety, a free app that can help protect a neighborhood through connectivity to shared cameras, which will be launching March 1 in the U.S. and Canada, Clint Gordon-Carroll, vice president and general manager of cameras at Vivint Smart Home, told Security Systems News.

Wayne Alarm makes acquisition, gains about 8,700 accounts

Company purchased of Lexington Alarm Systems, plans to maintain brand
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01/10/2018

LYNN, Mass.—Wayne Alarm Systems, a full-service security company based here, on Jan. 3 finalized its acquisition of Lexington Alarm Systems, based in Bedford, Mass.

ADT launches ADT Go

ADT partnered with Life360 to deliver a mobile app that extends security outside of the home
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01/08/2018

LAS VEGAS—ADT partnered with Life360, a company focused on protecting and connecting families through a mobile application, to launch ADT Go today.

Vivint to pay ADT $10 million in deceptive sales lawsuit settlement

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01/05/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT yesterday announced that Vivint would pay the company $10 million to settle a deceptive sales lawsuit filed in April 2017, ADT’s largest deceptive sales settlement to date.

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SSN News Poll November 2018

At SSN’s recent Cloud+ conference, Rick Juarez, managing director for Imperial Capital, gave some positive outlooks for the acquisition market now and into the future. What do you think of the acquisition market in the security industry?