Johnson Controls, which completed its merger with Tyco in September 2016, announced to customers their plans to transition the brand identity of Tyco businesses, including Tyco Integrated Security and SimplexGrinnell, to Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls now designs, manufactures and sells the products under the Tyco brand, including ANSUL, Grinnell, Simplex, Tyco and many more.
In a market that is historically a code-driven ‘have-to’ purchase, small changes can have big impacts; and 2015 saw the continuing of that trend, with strong performance and a very positive outlook for 2016.
For a market characterized as stable, code-driven and conservative, 2015 seemed to be a turning point for many in the fire detection business, marking the true end of the downturn and the return to growth.
It was a very good year for access control, with most reporting double-digit growth. But market forces for change are definitely in the wind, such as unification, big data, cybersecurity and so much more.
Qolsys, provider of residential security and smart home solutions, announced that its home security and smart home platform has been approved for distribution in the Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA) Dealer Program.
Telular Corporation, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial telematics and security, and Jasper, a global IoT service platform provider, announced a partnership to deliver IoT services to the commercial telematics and security markets.
The residential security market will never be the same. In 2012, several MSOs (multiple-system operators) in the USA began offering home automation in conjunction with security which has altered the perception and demand from end-users. Prior to this paradigm shift, the use of a residential burglar alarm system was often a purchase to protect a property and in many cases, an ‘after the fact’ purchase as a result of a break in. While many reasons exist as to why a homeowner may purchase security equipment, the reason is no longer solely security. Many users are looking to add additional features driven by life safety and convenience.
Revenue classified as North American systems integration revenue rose from $6.29 billion in 2012 to $7.36 billion in 2013 — even though seven fewer companies are included in the report. However, for comparison purposes, SDM measures the top 100 companies’ 2012 integration revenue ($6.25 billion) against the top 100’s 2013 integration revenue ($7.33 billion).
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) asked qualified security installation companies, “What percentage of your firms’ residential sales were generated from projects in new homes versus existing homes in 2011
B Safe Inc., Wilmington, Del., a 30-year-old regional provider of security and fire alarms to Del., N.J., and Pa. continued its rapid growth program with the acquisition of five local companies in 2012.
As the cover asserts, this year may be a tipping point for access control sales — with big data, cloud, cyber and more causing customers to rethink and retool their access control and identity management systems.
Also in June, the latest developments in Central Station Software, the "Most Popular Brands Among the SDM 100", and much more.