Security industry trailblazer Scott Simon passed away suddenly this week, according to Lance Dean, with whom he co-founded 2GIG Technologies following their time together at Honeywell. 

“The news will come as a sad shock to many, as he had many friends after his 30-plus years in the industry,” Dean said. “Scott was a fantastic expert in security and had so much knowledge. We all enjoyed working with him to ‘revolutionize’ the industry. He certainly left his mark and will be sorely missed.”

Simon and Dean met at Honeywell, where they spent many years growing the company’s security business, and Simon managed Honeywell’s AlarmNet business. In 2007, the two went on their own to launch their own security business and sales engine, 2GIG Technologies. There, Simon was executive vice president of product development. He helped to launch the Go!Control panel, which helped move home security from POTS-based systems to being smartphone-capable and smart home-controllable and -expandable. The explosive growth that resulted enabled Simon and Dean to sell 2GIG Technologies to Nortek in 2014.

For condolences, write Arlene and Ted Simon, 651 Balfour Place, Melville, N.Y. 11747.