Bates Security/Sonitrol of Lexington recently chose to branch out through a combination acquisition and startup; as well as pilot a groundbreaking standardization program — all while never compromising the family atmosphere that started it all.
Video management software (VMS) is evolving from a pure security solution into a tool that also provides insight on operations and more. This means more automation is coming into play, and the increased adoption of analytics has created a democratization within the marketplace.
Parks Associates’ new complimentary white paper on IoT home safety and fire prevention solutions examines issues surrounding electrical fires in U.S. homes and consumer demand for fire prevention products and services.
As our industry continues to march toward the interconnectivity of various IP, analog and other types of devices, there is a universal need for testing devices that will ensure connectivity, power consumption and other metrics that will determine whether a device will function and how it will work.
A recent decision in New Jersey dealt with a liquidated damage clause and a limitation of liability provision in the subscriber contract. The plaintiff was the owner of a retail store and purchased an alarm system from the defendant alarm company.
Integration with Internet-connected smart home technologies has become the new frontier for home security system operators and that functionality is creating the opportunity to meet more needs and provide added confidence, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Home Security Satisfaction Study.
Cyber security is the number one new megatrend shaping the industry, according to the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) yearly report defining the major trends and forces at play in the global security industry.
Bates Security LLC, a commercial and residential security company based in Kentucky with branches in Prestonsburg, Ky. and Jacksonville, Fla., has acquired HITEC Security from Tommy Kidd, owner of the Pikeville, Ky. Security company. Both Bates Security and HITEC are family-owned and operated businesses based in Kentucky. With the acquisition, Bates will be adding over 600 accounts to its customer base in Prestonsburg, where Bates does business under the ABCO Security name.
A recently released report from Parks Associates, “Smart Product Market Assessment: Networked Cameras,” estimates that 7.7 million standalone and all-in-one networked/IP cameras will be sold in the U.S. in 2018, with $889 million in associated revenues.
Guardian Protection Services, a provider of smart security and automation for home and business, is expanding its presence in the southeastern U.S. with the opening of a branch in Brentwood, Tenn., 10 miles south of the Nashville city center.
Two of the nation’s public safety associations have passed resolutions in support of members utilizing the Model Ordinance for Alarm Management and False Alarm Reduction developed in partnership between law enforcement and the electronic security industry through the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC).
AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah (AAA NCNU) is acquiring SAFE Security Companies, a smart home security monitoring company based in San Ramon, Calif. that is ranked No. 13 on the SDM 100. SAFE Security will operate as an independent subsidiary of AAA.
WeSuite, a software manufacturer of sales management tools for technology sales and service providers, announced that its corporate-wide implementation of DevOps best practices has positioned the company to meet market demand for more agile and responsive solutions.
Bosch has expanded its professional services for integrators with the Boost Onsite Support offering available in North America. Designed to assist with the commissioning of large and complex installations, integrators selecting this service receive in-shop and/or on-site support from a Bosch technical expert as well as access to this specialist via email and phone throughout the duration of the project.
Models CT 72148 and CT 62166, from Chase Security Systems, are designed for use with access control devices such as card readers, cameras and intercoms to monitor vehicular traffic at gated facilities.
The new I-PRO EXTREME multi-sensor cameras deliver 4 x 4K image quality, 3840 x 2160, 15 fps — for evidence capturing under the most challenging of conditions, making them perfect for use in safe city and traffic applications.
The security industry at its core is about relationships: between a manufacturer and an integrator, an integrator and a customer, a manufacturer and the end users interacting on a daily basis with the system — all of these are important. Then there’s the relationship that manufacturers have with each other, which is just as critical and creates the ability to deliver more value to customers at any point in their security system implementation.
The DHD516A 16-channel hybrid network video recorder from LILIN allows customers to introduce IP cameras to their surveillance systems as their needs and budget allow, while preserving their initial analog camera investment without sacrificing video storage capacity.
ADT Inc., SDM’s 2017 dealer of the year, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Boca Raton, Fla.- based Red Hawk Fire & Security, a commercial fire, life safety and security services and portfolio company of Comvest Partners, for $317.5 million in cash.