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Alarm.com to develop drones

Aerial robotics will work in tandem with company’s new data fusion engine
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01/19/2017

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com announced at CES in January that it will develop drone applications for smart home and business security that work in tandem with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Drone Platform, and with the company’s newly developed Insights Engine, a multi-sensor learning capability that recognizes and proactively responds to unexpected activity around a property.

Nortek Security & Control unveils new hybrid panel

System supports 2GIG wireless sensors, Z-Wave devices; cell radio coming
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01/19/2017

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control unveiled its new 2GIG Vario Hybrid Security System at CES 2017 in January. The complete Vario system consists of a security control panel with on-board hardwire inputs and outputs, which can add wireless capabilities to take advantage of 2GIG’s existing wireless solutions.

Hanwha Techwin America moves to new headquarters

New location increases space and technical capabilities
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01/11/2017

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin America, based here for the past 12 years, will be moving into its new headquarters in Teaneck, N.J., by Jan. 16.

Stanley Black & Decker agrees to sell mechanical security businesses for $725m

dormakaba to purchase BEST Access, phi Precision and GMT
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12/22/2016

NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—Stanley Black & Decker yesterday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the majority of its mechanical security businesses, including commercial hardware brands BEST Access, phi Precision and GMT to access and security solution provider dormakaba for $725 million in cash. The deal is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

HID Global acquires Bluvision

Deal expands company’s Bluetooth solutions for the enterprise IoT market
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12/19/2016

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global, a company that specializes in identity solutions, has acquired Bluvision, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) provider in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market. The deal closed Dec. 1, and financial terms were not disclosed.

ACRE LLC acquires ComNet

Deal adds telecom infrastructure to support video surveillance efforts
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12/14/2016

NEW LONDON and DANBURY, Conn.—ACRE LLC, the holding company that owns Vanderbilt Industries, Mercury Security and recently acquired ACT in Ireland, announced this week the acquisition of Communication Networks LLC (ComNet), a manufacturer of video and data transmission equipment based in Danbury, Conn.

Survey says millennial renters want a smart home too

Some millennials would prefer smart home features over parking spaces
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12/14/2016

CARMEL, Ind.—Door hardware company Schlage conducted a study with Wakefield Research showing that millennials in multi-family housing would pay more, or give up other amenities, for smart home features.

Safran Identity and Security to open new location

Silicon Valley spot benefits the company
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12/07/2016

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Safran Identity and Security is opening a new office here, with plans to be fully moved in and operational in Q1 2017.

Women in Security: iluminar's Eddie Reynolds

CEO and co-founder blazing her own path
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11/29/2016

IRVINE, Calif.—Edwina “Eddie” Reynolds is president, CEO and co-founder of iluminar, a manufacturer and global supplier of infrared and white light illuminators, as well as license plate recognition products.

New tech in residential security: Drones?

Company looks to provide autonomous drones for home awareness
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11/16/2016

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Sunflower Labs is working on smart lights that have sensors built-in to talk with an autonomous drone that will then fly to take a video of any suspicious activity.

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SSN News Poll March 2017

Drones are making more of an entrance in security, as well as in the smart home space. Recently, Alarm.com announced that it is working on drones for the residential market. Sunflower Labs also detailed the ways drones can protect homes. Where is this technology headed?