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.