Tyco to Acquire Exacq

July 30, 2013

Tyco announced in June that it has agreed to acquire video management software provider Exacq Technologies for $150 million in cash.  Tyco plans to integrate Exacq into its Tyco Security Products business, which also makes access control, tracking and intrusion detection solutions in addition to video surveillance devices.  The Exacq brand and its respective technologies will remain in place.

Avista to Buy Telular

June 20, 2013

Telular Corp., which provides cellular alarm communications equipment through its Telguard division, announced at the end of April that it is being acquired by Avista Capital Partners in a deal valued at $253 million.  Avista is a New York based private equity firm.

SDI Picked by SDM Top 100

June 20, 2013

SDI was selected as one of the main distributors used by the SDM Top 100 in the June 2013 issue of SDM magazine.  The Top 100 is a group comprised of the largest US integrators as determined by their annual RMR.

Telguard to Power 2GIG

May 23, 2013

Telguard has announced an integrated 2GIG solution will be available with expected delivery in August, 2013.

Linear to Introduce Z-Wave Products

March 11, 2013

Linear will introduce a new line of Z-Wave-enabled products at ISC West this year as the result of an asset acquisition from Advanced Control Technologies.  Linear helped design and manufacturers the 2GIG security panel.  It's new Z-Wave products will work with 2GIG and other panels, such as Honeywell's LYNX and UTC.

Nortek to Acquire 2GIG for $135M

February 21, 2013

Nortek Inc. is acquiring 2GIG Technologies, possibly the fastest growing home automation and home security manufacturer for about $135 million.

Security Driving Move Toward Home Automation

February 12, 2013

Sixty-two percent of consumers interested in learning more about home automation said security was their primary motivation, with 67 percent preferring professional installation, according to new research by the Consumer Electronics Association.

Vivint Sale Finalized

January 7, 2013
The Blackstone Group officially closed on its purchase of home automation/security giant Vivint for more than $2 billion.

In addition to Vivint (formerly APX Alarm), the other two assets are Vivint Solar, and 2GIG Technologies, a provider of security and automation equipment for residential and small commercial markets.

Ackerman Security named one of best places to work

December 20, 2012

Ackerman Security Systems was ranked the eighth best place to work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in its annual "Best Places To Work" report for 2012.

Tyco Buys Carter Brothers in Atlanta

December 20, 2012
Tyco Integrated Security, headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, bought the fire and life safety business of Carter Brothers, LLC, based in Atlanta, GA.  The commercial security portion of Carter Brothers will  transfer to an affiliate of Carter Brothers.
Founded in 2001, Carter Brothers is owned by Chis Carter, chairman, and John Carter, president.  Supported by 10 branch offices across the country, Carter Brothers' Fire and Life Safety business installs, services and maintains fire alarm systems nationwide, and will be integrated into TycoIS, one of the three separate businesses formed when parent company Tyco International completed its split in September of 2012.

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