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SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2018

SSI’s most viewed stories from 2018 include topics such as M&A and legal disputes, featuring companies like Brinks, Ring, ADT and much more.

SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2018

As usual, the security industry saw a number of major acquisitions over the past year. While those deals typically make up the majority of the top stories of the month, it’s clear that this year, stories about legal issues were a hot topic.

SSI has compiled the top 10 most viewed stories from the past year. There is a mix of topics on this list, with lawsuits and government bans taking the lead with three stories, followed by several M&A deals.

Also of note, a quiz made the year-end list. If you haven’t checked out SSI‘s new quiz section, you’ll find topics ranging from fire codes and government agencies, to security system design and former company names.

The most popular story on SSI was the announcement that MONI would be bringing back the Brinks Home Security brand, less than two years after rebranding itself from Monitronics.

The next most popular story was the 2018 report of the safest and most dangerous states in the country. This story, along with the MONI announcement, also received the most comments of any story this year.

ADT was involved in a pair of lawsuits, one with Vivint and another with Ring. Vivint was ordered to pay $10 million over a deceptive sales lawsuit, while Ring settled an intellectual property lawsuit.

Make sure to check out the rest of 2018’s most read stories, which include government ban on Hikvision and Dahua, boneheaded installation fails and much more!

SSI’s Top 10 Security Stories From 2018

What was your favorite story of 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

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