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Honeywell takes connected home to masses at CES

Honeywell Security debuts its talking Lyric security system at consumer show
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01/07/2015

LAS VEGAS—As “connected home” has become a household phrase, industry stalwart Honeywell Security is taking its message to the masses, introducing its Lyric security system at CES, the giant consumer electronics show taking place here this week.

Nortek takes new approach

Rosenthal: After rebranding, Linear, 2GIG and Go!Control subsidiaries will work together
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01/06/2015

LAS VEGAS—Nortek Security has acquired a number of companies over the years, including Linear and 2GIG. As a holding company, Nortek mostly allowed those companies to do business as they saw fit.

Avigilon buys ObjectVideo’s patents, licensing program for $80.3m

Fernandes: Video analytics can’t be separated from video surveillance, says end-to-end system is way to go
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12/19/2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—The future of the video surveillance industry “is about business intelligence and video analytics,” according to Avigilon CEO Alexander Fernandes, and Avigilon’s purchase of a division of ObjectVideo equips it for that future with what he calls the “strongest portfolio of intellectual property related to video analytics … the designers, technical knowhow, trade secrets and now the patents.”

Dice Users' Group Conference 2014

New products revealed
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12/17/2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.—Dice Corp. has released a selection of new products at its most recent annual users' group conference, where 30 percent of its client base was present.

Alarm.com goes after ‘next frontier—connected business’ with acquisition of Secure-i

Commercial video surveillance offering is first step, access control and other capabilities to follow
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12/16/2014

VIENNA, Va.—Alarm.com, known for its connected home platform, is going after the commercial market with the acquisition, announced today, of commercial video surveillance provider Secure-i.

Razberi gets $3m

NVR provider hires CTO, adds new board members
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12/08/2014

AUSTIN, Texas—Razberi Technologies, which was reinvented three years ago by Tom Galvin, received in November a $3m investment from a new investor, LiveOak Venture Partners of Austin, Texas.

Global vision: Michael Flink named president of ADI Global

New position created to drive growth, customer partnerships
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12/03/2014

MELVILLE, N.Y.—As president of ADI Global, Michael Flink plans to help the distribution company forge global supply agreements and help vendors reach more customers globally.

‘Don’t be the next Blockbuster’

Honeywell lays out ways it is embracing change
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12/02/2014

ORLANDO, Fla.—Nobody in the security industry wants to be the next Blockbuster, according to Marek Robinson, president of Honeywell’s dealer groups. That’s why they need to embrace change, even if it can be unnerving, he said.

Tyco invests in Qolsys

Tyco also names Daryl Fogal CTO, releases 'Tyco On'
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11/24/2014

CORK, Ireland—Tyco International on Nov. 21 announced that it is making a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based home automation solution provider Qolsys.

Comunale to head $2b security division

Tri-Ed to retain brand name post-acquisition
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11/17/2014

WOODBURY, N.Y.—With the acquisition of national distribution company Tri-Ed complete, Anixter on Nov. 5 announced that the new security division will retain the Tri-Ed brand name and that Pat Comunale will serve as president of global security solutions.

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SSN News Poll April 2015

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