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Vivint Sells Off Solar Biz to SunEdison for $2.2B

Having already sold its door-to-door security and home automation business for $1.8 billion, Vivint is selling its solar installation business to renewable energy company SunEdison for $2.2 billion.


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Using customer-style surveys to fine tune its operations and improve customer service led to Tyco Integrated Security being named runner-up for Security Sales & Integration's 2015 Installer of the Year program. Scott Goldfine · July 27, 2015

A Sunday notice from Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA and Canada, read as follows: "It is with deep regret that I inform you that Frank De Fina passed away over the weekend." Scott Goldfine · July 26, 2015

Security industry professionals are encouraged to sign up for the fundraiser event to be held Sept. 12 in New Jersey. SSI Staff · July 23, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security renovated its forensics laboratory to provide more workspace for specialists who monitor illegal cyber activities. SSI Staff · July 23, 2015

The FTC claims LifeLock violated parts of an order by telling consumers they would be notified as soon as the company became aware of a possible breach. SSI Staff · July 23, 2015

The $203 million acquisition will expand Allegion’s presence in the Europe, Middle East, India & Africa region. SSI Staff · July 23, 2015

Microsoft is planning to acquire Adallom, an Israeli cybersecurity company that offers end users information security technology on remote servers, for $320 million. SSI Staff · July 22, 2015

The Santa Fe Police Department believes a man posing as a Protection 1 sales representative is targeting children. SSI Staff · July 22, 2015

Learn how to become a single source vendor by creating incentives for clients to purchase multiple systems, plus maintenance. Among several areas where this is possible is combining access control and intrusion with the fire alarm for one lower-than-usual annual monitoring fee. By Al Colombo · July 22, 2015

Security firms offer tips for getting a community service program started and explain why it is important for businesses as well as the security industry. Spoiler alert, it does not have to cost that much but a company should carefully vet which organizations with which it aligns. Scott Goldfine · July 22, 2015




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