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.



SDI Adds IP Camera Programming Capability

December 20, 2012

SDI can now provide IP camera programming information for customers with certain size jobs and for most IP camera vendors which SDI represents.


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.

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.


ADS Security Enters Mississippi Market

November 20, 2012
ADS Security has acquired the assets of Golden Triangle Security Alliance in Columbus, MS.  Adding Mississippi to the expanding ADS territory makes seven states in which ADS Security now has locations and accounts.
 
Headquartered in Nashville, TN, ADS Security was founded in 1990 and currently serves more than 70,000 customers throughout the southeast.

Lorex/Digimerge Acquired by Flir

November 1, 2012

Thermal camera manufacturer FLIR acquired Canadian Lorex, who also markets the Digimerge brand of cameras and DVRs.  FLIR's goal is to bring thermal technology to a broader customer base.  Lorex will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of FLIR.


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