While the shift of alarm systems signal transmission to IP-based communications is a major transition for the industry, it actually represents a big step toward something even more significant. It is enabling access to “the cloud” and with it a whole new world of service possibilities. Central monitoring stations are at the heart of this new paradigm.
By Hank Goldberg · October 23, 2014
Honeywell will host its CONNECT 2014 conference for its authorized security dealers at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes on Nov. 13-16.
SSI Staff · October 23, 2014
Brite Energy business launches its first phase in Southern California. The new service integrates with P1’s enhanced home automation and monitoring offering.
SSI Staff · October 22, 2014
With the acquisition of DIY security company Swann Communications, Infinova hopes to continue to drive product requirements, develop high level product design and then leverage Infinova’s expertise in final product development and manufacturing.
SSI Staff · October 21, 2014
National marketers are flooding the residential security space with big money to sell their interactive products and services. With the right approach, however, smaller, independent dealers can win the majority of sales.
By Russ Ackerman · October 20, 2014
Vanderbilt Industries acquires Siemens' Security Products business to boost its position in the European security systems market through a wider and more comprehensive range of products and solutions.
Scott Goldfine · October 20, 2014
Places of worship are oftentimes easy targets for crooks. Dealers will need to understand the unique needs of these facilities in order to successfully meet the client’s security and purchasing requirements.
By Greag Mills · October 17, 2014
Honeywell reports strong organic sales and double-digit earnings growth during the 3rd quarter. The Automation and Control Solutions segment that includes the security and safety businesses did particularly well with a 9% sales increase (vs. 5% overall). Hence, Honeywell is raising its EPS projections 11%-12%.
Scott Goldfine · October 17, 2014
Installing security contractors need to watch out for potential early termination pitfalls.
Ken Kirschenbaum · October 16, 2014
United Systems has acquired Absolute Fire & Safety and has created a new division to deliver specialized fire and safety services to commercial businesses throughout Colorado.
SSI Staff · October 16, 2014