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Read: Vivint to Pay $3.2M for Allegedly Making False Statements to Federally Insured Bank

Vivint to Pay $3.2M for Allegedly Making False Statements to Federally Insured Bank

The allegations state that Vivint employees made false statements to secure financing for customers’ purchases of Vivint’s home monitoring products.

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Read: 2021 Security Industry Forecast: Expectations, Challenges & Opportunities

2021 Security Industry Forecast: Expectations, Challenges & Opportunities

The security industry proved its mettle by standing strong and supporting safety during a historic pandemic. Now, with light at the end of a dark tunnel, providers hope to see a boom in the latter half of 2021.

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Read: The 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2020

The 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2020

The pandemic has made the already increasingly difficult task of keeping up with new products almost impossibly challenging. Just in time to alleviate some of that burden is SSI’s Top 30 Technology Innovations of the Year.

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Read: Allegion Acquires Smart Home Integration Platform Yonomi

Allegion Acquires Smart Home Integration Platform Yonomi

Yonomi CEO Kent Dickson will become vice president and general manager of the new business unit within Allegion.

Read: FBI: Smart Cameras Are Being Hacked to Provoke SWAT Team Response

FBI: Smart Cameras Are Being Hacked to Provoke SWAT Team Response

The FBI warns that hackers are carrying out “swatting attacks” via compromised smart devices to make hoax calls to emergency services.

Read: SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2020

SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2020

SSI’s most viewed stories from 2020 include topics such as M&A, COVID loan info and legal disputes, featuring companies like ADT, Allied Universal and many more.

Read: Why Commercial A/V Integrators Are Moving Into Residential

Why Commercial A/V Integrators Are Moving Into Residential

More commercial integrators are finding themselves taking residential A/V jobs as a way to help office workers more easily work from home.

Read: Z-Wave Opens Long Range Specification to Developers

Z-Wave Opens Long Range Specification to Developers

Z-Wave LR supports distances of up to several miles with a maximum output power of 30dBm while supporting up to 4,000 nodes on a single network.

Read: Interface Security Systems Imparts 5 Security Industry Predictions for 2021

Interface Security Systems Imparts 5 Security Industry Predictions for 2021

Spoiler alert: The second half of 2021 could set the stage for the biggest demand shock the security industry has ever experienced.

Read: Dow Electronics Acquires Distributor Audio Video Warehouse

Dow Electronics Acquires Distributor Audio Video Warehouse

The deal sets up the company for future growth with new vendors, territory and customers, says Dow Electronics President and CEO John Yodzis.

Read: Report: Overwhelming Majority of Security Dealers Offering More Than Pro Monitoring

Report: Overwhelming Majority of Security Dealers Offering More Than Pro Monitoring

New research from Parks Associates reveals security dealers are offering more services such as video verification, PERS and cybersecurity to compete against the DIY trend.

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