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North American-based installing security contractors have until Friday (Jan. 29) to submit entries to the 21st annual sales and marketing program. SSI Staff · January 25, 2016

A home security salesman was indicted after police say he fatally shot a homeowner after an altercation. The salesman, Richard Luis Amezquita, told police he was acting in self defense after the homeowner, Kerry O'Toole, kicked and choked him and even threw rocks at him. SSI Staff · January 25, 2016

Monitronics International, a residential security provider, and Alarm.com, a platform for smart home and connected security technology, announced on Wednesday they have extended their technology partnership. Alarm.com will continue to be the primary supplier of smart home technology and connected security services to Monitronics and its more than 600 authorized dealers. SSI Staff · January 21, 2016

Wireless installation of alarm systems in residential settings has greatly emerged thanks to its affordability and reliability. In the past, installers swore off wireless installation. Now, many believe it's the only way to go. By Al Colombo · January 20, 2016

The FBI and United States Department of Homeland Security are curious if a series of attacks on fiber optic systems in California are all part of a "more complex plot" to attack Super Bowl 50. SSI Staff · January 19, 2016

Moore County in North Carolina is trying to properly secure each of its buildings. After receiving three proposals, the leading one appears to be from Fair Ridge Engagement, which plans to tailor customized security systems for each building. SSI Staff · January 19, 2016

The conference will feature a keynote by Lt. Colonel Robert J. Darling, United States Marine Corps (Ret.), author of “24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9/11/01: The White House.” SSI Staff · January 18, 2016

The Orland Park Police Department in Illinois is defending public safety with its own drone, which will capture video surveillance of the town and assist in missing person searches as well as other crime-fighting tasks. SSI Staff · January 18, 2016

The Connected Security Expo @ ISC West announced its Conference Advisory Board. ISC West takes place in Las Vegas from April 6-8. SSI Staff · January 14, 2016

GE, one of the best known companies in corporate America, is moving its headquarters from suburban Connecticut to Boston, the company announced Wednesday. SSI Staff · January 14, 2016




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