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June 10, 2011
The June issue of SSI features Provo, Utah-based Vivint (formerly APX Alarm) profiled for winning this year’s SAMMY (Sales & Marketing) Award for Best Community Outreach Program. As part of the process, I spoke at length with Kristi Knight, Vivint vice president of corporate communications, not only about the rapidly rising company’s marketing but also about its success, recent name change and controversial tactics.
March 21, 2011
The 5834-4 wireless key by Honeywell of Melville, N.Y., allows homeowners to summon police, fire and other designated emergency contacts with the push of a button.
March 9, 2011
A 20-percent increase in home burglaries since 2010 is causing Nashville residents to seek ways to combat intruders, according to News Channel 5 ...
February 18, 2011
The widow of a firefighter who was one of four people killed in a 2007 house fire in San Pablo, Calif., will be paid $4.6 million to settle her wrongful-death lawsuit against two security companies ...
February 10, 2011
The IP5000 is an ADA-compliant full duplex emergency speakerphone by Holland, Mich.-based Code Blue.
February 10, 2011
When construction began on one of the largest residential developments in New Haven, Conn., Firetech Engineered Systems stepped in to design the fire/life-safety system ...
December 29, 2010
After receiving complaints from residents, the city council here voted to rescind registration fees for burglar alarm systems ...
December 28, 2010
Police are on the hunt for a thief who stole $750,000 worth of art and jewelry, as well as a home surveillance system, from an apartment in the Meatpacking District ...
December 27, 2010
A Honeywell Total Connect user discusses how using the product makes her feel safer when she's away from home.
December 20, 2010
In a turnabout from recent years, the residential market fared better than the commercial segment in 2010 as operators across the board reported an increase in monthly installations.
December 20, 2010
Often overlooked, here are some system design tips to make sure garages don’t become vehicles for burglars.
December 17, 2010
Despite economic turmoil, the estimated number of burglaries decreased 1.3 percent when compared with 2008 data.
December 14, 2010
The OmniTouch 5.7e touch screen is a VoIP intercom by New Orleans-based-Home Automation Inc. (HAI).
November 24, 2010
Visonic, a provider of wireless residential alarm systems, is laying the foundation to ring in the New Year with quite a marketing bang.
November 8, 2010
Competing broadband home management providers iControl Networks and uControl announce they have entered into a definitive merger agreement ...
November 3, 2010
An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day residential fires occur annually in the United States, resulting in an average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $21 million in property loss ...
November 1, 2010
Having suffered a multitude of setbacks, the residential security sector has been down but by no means is out. SSI's 2010 Residential Market Report featuring insight from Parks Associates tells how to heal and rebuild that business.
October 25, 2010
EE Systems Group Inc. of Temple City, Calif., releases the EE966D, a pure digital PIR detector based on patented revolutionary patented ePIR technology.
October 20, 2010
Despite economic challenges during the past two years, 54 percent of integrators overall have a more optimistic view of 2010 than 2009, according to the Market Intelligence Briefing (MIB) report ...
October 13, 2010
Alarm installation companies risk a fine from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if they fail to obtain the proper training and certification before installing fire and intrusion alarms in pre-1978 structures ...