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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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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

New York City education officials have decided to install 21,000 audible door alarms at schools throughout the city in response to a 2013 incident when an autistic student, who was unable to speak, disappeared from a Queens school and was found dead in a river months later. SSI Staff · June 08, 2015

Winter Haven (Fla.) police are warning residents to beware of a man claiming to represent two alarm companies — ADT and Capital Connect — who has been pressuring the elderly to sign an alarm contract. SSI Staff · June 05, 2015

Chinese school officials are planning to use drones to identify students using high tech methods to cheat on the National College Entrance Exam, which has become known as “the world’s toughest exam. SSI Staff · June 05, 2015

An AMP Security representative allegedly told a Tennessee woman that ADT had been purchased by a company in Japan to get her to sign a five-year contract with his company. SSI Staff · June 04, 2015




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