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Tyco Security Products integrates with Nest

‘New experiences’ will be the result, Tyco says
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11/10/2015

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products is collaborating with Nest Labs on integrations between connected home security products to create “new experiences,” according to Greg Blackett, Tyco’s strategic project managing marketing manager.

The FORCE is with Lloyd Security

Owner: Company succeeds with culture program
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11/03/2015

MINNEAPOLIS—Having the correct company culture is the key to a company’s success, according to Jill Lloyd, who started Lloyd Security in 2001 after working for Honeywell and Security Link. Her in-company FORCE program is doing very well for her.

BeON now selling directly to consumers

New lighting system appealing to dealers, too, company says
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10/21/2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—BeOn Home is up and running as an online store for consumers.

Smart home high point for Vivint

New customers like combo systems
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10/21/2015

PROVO, Utah—Vivint is bullish on smart home technology, reporting a record demand for its integrated smart home products and services, according to CMO Jeff Lyman.

Per Mar gains resi clients

Acquisition of Minn. firm brings in thousands of accounts
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10/07/2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Super-regional Per Mar Security Services has acquired 2,000 accounts with its purchase of Northern Safety and Security of Bemidji, Minn.

Goldman Sachs invests in Fluent Home’s expansion effort

Edmonton home security company get $40m credit line
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10/07/2015

EDMONTON, Alberta—Armed with $40 million in growth financing from Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, Fluent Home, based here, is looking to “keep and better service” its accounts and increase its U.S. business.

Smart dealers can benefit from smart thermostats

IHS: Added value can bring in more customers, cut attrition rate
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10/06/2015

AUSTIN, Texas—Smart and connected thermostats offer traditional resi dealers a way to make an impact in the home security market if they take the right approach, according to Omar Talpur, market analyst, security and building technologies, for IHS Technology.

Good news for dealers: Consumers still disappointed with DIY cameras

Satisfaction with other smart home devices slowly rising, Argus Insights says
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09/30/2015

LOS GATOS, Calif.—Consumers’ disappointment with DIY home security cameras could become a “renaissance” for traditional dealers, according to John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights. Customers need some help, he said, and dealers are positioned to do just that.

Habitec reaches milestone with acquisition

Acquires Bigelow Security, launches door-to-door initiative
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09/09/2015

TOLEDO, Ohio—With the Sept. 3 acquisition of Bigelow Security, full service security company Habitec Security reached an important milestone, $500,000 in RMR, John Smythe, Habitec president told Security Systems News.

GHS gets $50m credit facility

Expansion into Texas, Arizona planned
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09/09/2015

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.—GHS Interactive Security, a provider of integrated security services for the residential and light commercial end markets, has secured a $50 million credit facility.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?