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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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The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) honored Guardian Protection Services with the Central Station of the Year title for making a significant contribution to the betterment of the alarm industry. SSI Staff · June 25, 2015

Samsung’s ‘Safety Truck” uses a wireless camera on the vehicle’s front grille to display images on a video wall on the rear of the truck, allowing vehicles behind to big rig to see if another car is approaching, and pass the truck when the coast is clear. SSI Staff · June 24, 2015

A Senate panel has approved legislation that includes $160 million in emergency funds for the Coast Guard and $6.7 billion for a FEMA-operated disaster relief fund. The Transportation Security Administration and the Secret Service are among the other agencies that would receive funding from the bill. SSI Staff · June 18, 2015

A video surveillance camera captured a father trying to save his son after a carjacker stole his vehicle with the child in the backseat. SSI Staff · June 17, 2015

Residents in Douglas County, Colo., claim that Vivint sales representatives have ignored ‘no soliciting’ signs and have lingered on private property when selling security systems door-to-door. SSI Staff · June 17, 2015

Baltimore’s decision to save video footage of Freddie Gray’s arrest and the unrest that followed has limited the city’s CitiWatch cameras’ storage capacity. SSI Staff · June 15, 2015

Video surveillance footage has emerged of Santa Ana Police Department officers raiding a medical marijuana dispensary. The video shows one of the officers allegedly eating an edible, as well as officers removing security cameras. SSI Staff · June 12, 2015

Users can program BuddyGuard’s Flare security system to recognize their face and voice. If the device doesn’t recognize a person in the home, it will start making sounds, such as dishes being washed in the kitchen or people talking, to trick an intruder into thinking that someone is home. SSI Staff · June 11, 2015

Two inmates escaped from Warren County Jail less than a week after a jail inspector raised concerns about security risks and the potential for escape. Additionally, authorities are searching for two convicted murderers broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility. SSI Staff · June 09, 2015

A Pindrop Security study reveals that telemarketing calls where operators offer free home security systems to homeowners were the second most common telephone scam in 2014. SSI Staff · June 09, 2015




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