Top 10 Security Stories From August 2021: AT&T Sunset Worries, Most Valuable Products

August’s most popular security news, features and events, including Resideo’s class action litigation, a monitoring provider roundtable and more.

Top 10 Security Stories From August 2021: AT&T Sunset Worries, Most Valuable Products

August has come and now (mostly) gone, and while there weren’t any major stories to break, there were plenty of noteworthy and pertinent articles that were published.

Perhaps the most notable was also fittingly the most read story on SSI in the month of August: the Most Valuable Products of 2021.

The purpose of the program is to illuminate how important products and technologies are to the success of security integration companies. It can be difficult for security integrators to keep up with the thousands of products that are introduced throughout the year, so this program makes it easy to find the best of the best in a multitude of categories.

Another popular story that all integrators can relate to is AT&T’s looming 3G sunset. Fire Side Chat columnist Shane Clary argues that the sunset combined with the global chip shortage could result in a perfect storm for providers of fire alarm, intrusion detection and PERS.

Readers were also curious about this year’s Marvel Monitoring Award finalists. The Marvel Award provides recognition for monitoring centers creating and/or using cutting-edge technology, and raises awareness of these new technologies. This year’s winner was ADT for its SoSecure mobile safety app, while Acadian earned a runner-up nod for its implementation of the Calipsa False Alarm Platform.

Additional popular stories in August include Convergint’s latest acquisition, why multidwelling units are expanding the smart home market and more. You can view all these stories in the slideshow.

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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