November was a big month for the security industry — one full of acquisitions, conferences and expansions. AAA purchased SAFE Security Companies in San Ramon, Calif. — the first ever security acquisition involving a motor club. United Technologies threw everyone for a loop first with rumors of a sale of one of the businesses in its Fire & Security division, then with the announcement that it will be separating into three independent companies. Convergint Technologies acquired New York-based SI Technologies. And some October stories continued to gain traffic among readers — one on the top three misconceptions about cyber security and access control; and another on LVC Companies, SDM’s 2018 Systems Integrator of the Year.

So if you missed out while trying to catch a plane back from ISC East or while eating turkey with your family, take the time to catch up with SDM’s top five stories from this month.


United Technologies Considers Bidders for $3 Billion Sale of a Fire Safety and Security Business


Motor Club AAA NCNU Acquires SAFE Security Companies


SDM 2018 Systems Integrator of the Year: LVC Companies Inc.


The Top 3 Misconceptions About Cyber Security & Access Control


Convergint Technologies Acquires SI Technologies Inc.