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Home Automation Firm, ADT Names Jochen Koedijk As Its New Chief Marketing Officer

ADT Inc., global provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, has announced that Jochen Koedijk has joined the company as its Chief Marketing Officer. Koedijk joins ADT from Chewy.com where he served as the Vice President, Marketing. Reporting directly to ADT President Jim DeVries, Koedijk will be responsible for delivering innovative digital and brand marketing strategies and initiatives that drive profitable business growth. ADT’s New Marketing Head Previous...

Nice S.p.A. Aquires FIBARO In A Deal Worth US$ 73 Million To Expand Their Smart Home Category

Nice S.p.A., the Italian international home automation and home security company, has announced continued expansion into the smart home category with the acquisition of FIBARO, global brand in the smart home and home automation industry. The transaction, which was public as of Friday, July 13 is valued at €63 million/$73 million US and includes the entire share capital of Fibar Group S.A., including its US subsidiary. Founded in 2010, FIBARO has established itself on 6 continents and in ov...

SentryNet’s 23rd Annual Dealer Conference, SentryCon, Highlights Major Changes And Challenges In The Security Industry

SentryCon, SentryNet’s annual dealer conference held in Biloxi, MS, was held April 23-26 with over 225 security industry professionals in attendance. The main focuses for this year’s conference included how to deal with current challenges facing the security industry and how to increase business and Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR).  SentryCon 2018 “This year, our theme was the Challenge of Change,” says Julie Beach, VP of SentryNet. “During our several days t...

Electronic Security Specialists & Cabling Purchases Commercial Fire Alarm Accounts From Frase Protection

Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists (ESSC), a licenced low voltage contractor that installs and services electronic security equipment spanning burglar and fire alarm systems, CCTV systems and Access Control Systems, has announced the purchase of required commercial fire alarm accounts from neighboring Frase Protection.  A required commercial fire alarm system - one that is required by the local fire department to obtain a Use Permit for a building - is typically quite complex an...

Honeywell Enhances Total Connect Remote Services For Improved Security

Honeywell, global Connected Home solutions provider, has announced enhancements to its Total Connect Remote Services capabilities with an expanding ecosystem and key third-party integrations.  Now, Total Connect Remote Services ‘Works with Amazon Alexa’ to give users voice control of their security system from their connected home platform of choice. Homeowners will now be able to control their security system with their voice, using their Amazon Alexa device with the Honeywell...

Electronic Security Expo 2018 Explores Best Pratices For Monitoring Unlicensed Activity In Alarm Systems

Alarm company licensing is not new, but its enforcement and the public’s awareness seem to suggest otherwise. Industry experts will discuss why licensing should matter to the industry – and whether it really matters to the consumer at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2018. The ESX CounterPoint Forum, titled ‘Unlicensed Activity – Fake News or Real Issue?’ will take place on June 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Nashville. “Unlicensed activity has plagued the industry for...

Bosch Enhances B465 Universal Dual Path Communicator For Dealers And Integrators

Bosch introduces connectivity and programming enhancements for its B465 Universal Dual Path Communicator, making it easier for dealers and integrators in the Americas to help end users keep pace with changing alarm communication technology. With the B465 communicator, end users can eliminate expenses associated with up to two dedicated phone line connections per control panel, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership for fire or intrusion alarm systems. B465 Universal Dual Path Communicator...

Connect ONE Cloud-hosted Security Management Platform Integrates DoorBird Video Doorbell

Connected Technologies continues to respond to the needs of the smart tech market, now adding DoorBird integration to its award-winning Connect ONE cloud-hosted security management platform. DoorBird, designed for residential and commercial access control applications, notifies users directly to their smartphone when an entrance button is pressed at a locked entry point. Using the DoorBird app, Connect ONE dealers and their customers can view live video, open doors from the video screen and ini...

ADT Cybersecurity Appoints Jimmy Treuting As New SVP Of Sales And Marketing

ADT, the leader in security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in North America, announced that it has hired Jimmy Treuting to lead sales and marketing for ADT Cybersecurity. ADT Cybersecurity was formed in November 2017 with the acquisition of Datashield and is focused on delivering Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services to commercial and enterprise businesses nationwide. Treuting brings over three decades experience in sales, marketing, customer impact and operations man...

Hikvision Provides Enhanced Security For Men’s Shelter In Fayetteville

Hikvision USA Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, worked with integrator Holmes Security Systems to provide a security system for ‘The Lodge’ at Operation INASMUCH Men’s Shelter in Fayetteville, N.C. A brand new transitional residence for homeless men, the Lodge helps visitors regain independence, offering job tra...

OneEvent Technologies Upgrades OnePrevent System With Humidity And Temperature Sensors

OneEvent Technologies, a startup that created a predictive analytics engine for the building monitoring and security market, is adding a new humidity and temperature sensor to its lineup of innovative multi-sensors to augment its unique OnePrevent system. Acting as an additional layer of security, the OnePrevent system leverages a powerful cloud-based analytical engine that processes data collected by wireless sensors to determine what’s normal within a building or home environment. The sy...

Fibaro Announces Release Of Door/Window Sensor 2 Smart Home Device

Fibaro, a global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, is now shipping the Door/Window Sensor 2, a Z-Wave Plus certified smart home device. A slim smart sensor that can be installed on any door, window, gate or set of blinds in the home or office, Door/Window Sensor 2 can be connected to Fibaro’s Home Center ecosystem or Z-Wave hub and accessed through the accompanying smart app on a phone, tablet or browser. Door/Window Sensor 2 New Features The Door/...