Top Security Stories From October: ADT Acquires Red Hawk, Wiring Fails & More

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

Top Security Stories From October: ADT Acquires Red Hawk, Wiring Fails & More

The month of October featured some pretty significant news for ADT.

The company announced it would be acquiring Red Hawk Fire & Security to accelerate growth in the commercial security market and expand the company’s product portfolio with the introduction of commercial fire safety-related solutions.

ADT says revenues from the combined company’s business customers are expected to represent approximately 25% of total revenue.

Online readers were also interested in ADT’s lawsuit to recoup $2 million owed by Adam Schanz, owner of Alder Holdings and various subsidiaries of Alarm Protection, that was agreed upon in a 2017 settlement.

In other acquisition news, after UTC Climate, Controls & Security purchased S2 Security in September, it announced it would merge its acquisition with Lenel to create LenelS2.

LenelS2 will provide scalable, cutting-edge customer solutions in the access control and security management systems industry, serving global enterprises to small- and mid-sized companies, according to the company.

In honor of Halloween, SSI presented wiring fails that will scare you straight — a great crash course on what not to do.

Make sure to get the full scoop on these security stories, plus news featuring Honeywell, an active shooter startup and more in the slideshow.

View the Top 10 Security Stories From October 2018

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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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