Top 10 Security Stories From May 2018

The most popular security news, articles and events you may have missed from the month of May on SSI online.

Top 10 Security Stories From May 2018

As the dust settled from ISC West 2018, a surprising competitor emerged as a disruptor in the security industry — one that wasn’t even at the show.

Amazon made waves when it launched a smart home security portal with five different tiers of services, with no monthly fees. These tiers include products from several companies Amazon has acquired, which has us asking — is it only a matter of time before Amazon acquires a professional alarm company?

Honeywell, a more traditional security and home automation company, revealed its next-gen security and smart home platform that will gives consumers DIY-level customization backed by professional security dealers.

Arecont Vision made headlines in the middle of the month when it announced it had filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and would sign an asset purchase agreement (APA) with Turnspire Capital Partners. Arecont said the move will not have any impact on its customers and that it would retain all its employees.

Read all about these stories and more in the slideshow above.

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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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