ADT Fire and Security News

A Busy Year: Rapid Mergers & Acquisitions Suggests More To Come In 2019

A rapid string of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions as 2018 passed into 2019 suggests the physical security industry may be on the verge of a busy year of companies buying other companies. Observers have noted a large amount of investment capital currently available to be invested in security M&A, and plenty of entrepreneurial companies are looking to be acquired. Joe Grillo, CEO of ACRE, previously hinted at upcoming M&A activity for his company by the end of 2018, foreshad...

Why Regional? Inside ADT's Mergers And Acquisitions Of US Security Integrators

ADT Inc.’s acquisition of Red Hawk Fire & Security, Boca Raton, Fla., is the latest move in ADT Commercial’s strategy to buy up security integrator firms around the country and grow their footprint. In addition to the Red Hawk acquisition, announced in mid-October, ADT has acquired more than a half-dozen security system integration firms in the last year or so.  Here’s a quick rundown of integrator companies acquired by ADT: Protec, a Pacific Northwest commerc...

Has Consolidation Shifted To The Security Integrator/Installer Market?

Consolidation – a decrease in the number of companies in a market achieved through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) – has been an important trend among manufacturers in the physical security market for many years. More recently, the trend has also appeared to extend to the integrator market. Larger integrators have been buying up other large integrators; in some cases, they have also been buying up smaller, regional integrators to expand their geographic coverage area. We wondered...

ISC West 2018 Preview: Cyber, Smart Homes And Drones

A few friends from the security industry will gather this April to see, hear and touch the latest technologies to make the world a safer place. Actually, more than a few: there will be more than 30,000 security professionals gathering at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas April 11-13 for the International Security Conference and Exposition, usually known as ISC West. Many of the attendees will be returning to what has become a yearly ritual. The site, the players, the pace and even atmosphere of ISC...

ADT Acquires Aronson Security Group (ASG) To Enhance Security Offerings

ADT Inc., a global provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced the completed acquisition of Aronson Security Group, Inc. (ASG). Headquartered in Renton, Washington, and in the security business for 55 years, ASG employs nearly 170 team members, including risk and security programme consultants, advanced integration services, consulting and design engineers and a National Program Management team, as well as tech...

Tyco Joins The PPVAR As Electronic Security Industry Member Alongside ADT And STANLEY Security

PPVAR seeks to lead security into an era of technology that prioritizes safety and collaboration with law enforcement The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) today announced that Tyco, a part of Johnson Controls, has joined the organization as a full industry member. With the addition of Tyco, as well as ADT in September, and long-time industry member STANLEY Security, PPVAR now has the three largest companies in the electronic security sector as part of...

Top 10 Security Industry Mergers & Acquisitions In 2016

Merger and acquisition activity has become a familiar topic in the physical security market. In 2016, SourceSecurity.com covered M&A news involving some of the industry’s largest companies, including high-profile names such as Tyco, Honeywell, Hikvision, ADT, and Ingram Micro. Here’s a look at the top 10 M&A stories in 2016, as covered by SourceSecurity.com:   1. Johnson Control And Tyco merge Johnson Controls and Tyco announced their merger into one comp...

ADT And Protection 1 Merger – Latest Multi-billion-dollar Security Industry Deal

2016 is shaping up to be the year of the billion-dollar merger in the security market. After last month's mammoth Tyco/Johnson Control merger, a second big merger has rocked the market, this one involving one of the most familiar names in the consumer market – ADT. The home and small business security company, which traces its history back to 1874, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and will merge with competitor Protection 1, a subsidiary of Apollo-...

Tri-Ed Wraps Up 2015 Stadium Tour With Final Stop In Denver, Colorado

Tri-Ed customers enjoy a night out at the ballgame following technical trainings and product Demos Tri-Ed Distribution's 2015 Stadium Tour wrapped up its cross country journey with a final stop in Denver, Colorado. These customer appreciation and training events attracted hundreds of dealers and integrators in Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and Denver. Training And Networking Opportunities The Tours included technical trainings across every product categ...

Expanding Market For Home Automation Sector

  Just how big is the home automation industry? One way to tell is by looking at the sheer number of companies – large and small—that have rushed to enter this fast-growing space. They include some of the world’s largest corporations – Apple and Google – along with the nation’s biggest cable and telecom companies – Comcast and AT&T. It includes big names in security like Honeywell and ADT. Then there are less known, but fast g...

High Growth Numbers Reflect Democratization Of Home Automation

Not too long ago the idea of home automation was strictly the province of the rich and famous. With costs that soared as high as $100,000 or more, controlling HVAC, lighting, doors and security from a single source just wasn’t in the budget for Main Street America. That was then, but now is an entirely different story. The “connected home” in which smart phones and tablets serve as controllers for Internet-enabled devices has gone mainstream. Installers are still fashioning hi...

Tyco Integrated Security - A Fast Start In The Small Business Sector

It has been seven months or so since Tyco Integrated Security entered the small business security sector, and the company’s focused approach is paying off well in the five initial markets of Chicago; South Florida; Dallas-Fort Worth; Orange County, Calif.; and Burbank, Calif. It’s no wonder they hit the ground running. TycoIS had plenty of time to prepare for its September 2014 launch into the small business market. Expiration of a two-year non-compete agreement after the company sp...