For the past 13 years, U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Chad Watson (Ret.) has proven the resiliency and toughness of U.S. service members by creating a new life for himself after he lost half of his right leg in a 2006 IED explosion in Iraq. In recognition of Watson’s sacrifice and determination throughout his difficult recovery, the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence, Supporting Empowerment) program selected him to receive a brand new smart home in Illinois, complete with security, automation and entertainment technologies from Nortek Security & Control LLC.
A criminal complaint was unsealed in a Brooklyn federal court today charging Aventura Technologies, a New York-based surveillance and security equipment company, and seven current and former employees, with selling Chinese-made equipment with known cyber security vulnerability to government and private customers, while claiming the equipment was made in the U.S.
This year’s CONNECT conference, held Oct. 24-26 in Phoenix, Ariz., marked a new beginning for Resideo, as it was the first the company has hosted independently since spinning off from Honeywell last year. The three-day-long event didn’t hesitate to send a strong message as to what Resideo’s focus will now be: playing to the strengths of its security dealers and other professionals in the HVAC, plumbing and electrical trades to bring seamlessly connected and easy-to-use smart home technologies to consumers.
Allied Universal, a security and facility services company ranked No. 56 on the SDM 100, announced the acquisition of Advent Systems Inc. — a low-voltage integrator of IP video, access control, structured cabling and audio/visual systems based in Elmhurst, Ill. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The security industry’s use of drones has exploded in the past 12 months, making adoption lightning-fast for an industry known as a bit of a dinosaur. If you haven’t started offering drone solutions for your customers, you’re already late.
Anixter International Inc., a global distributor of network and security solutions, electrical and electronic solutions and utility power solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) to be acquired in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $3.8 billion. The transaction will result in Anixter becoming a private company and is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2020.