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ADT privacy survey reveals growing concerns with smart home tech

ADT, a provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, released key findings from a consumer privacy survey that reveals consumer sentiment on the topic. With many data privacy and security issues in the news, it’s no surprise that 92 percent of respondents feel smart home security companies need to take measures to protect customers’ personal data and information. However, while concerns around privacy are hig...

ADT to showcase DIY, mobile and professionally installed security offerings at CES 2020

ADT, a provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, will showcase new products and security services at the 2020 International CES designed to serve the lifestyles of more consumers, wherever they are, whether in their homes, apartments, cars, online or on the go. Innovations from ADT include a new DIY smart home security brand and products, new smart home integrations for the award-winning ADT Command and Control smart...

Top ten security industry mergers and acquisitions of 2019

Two of the most familiar names in the physical security market – Pelco and Panasonic – underwent ownership changes during 2019. Consolidation continued on multiple other fronts. Security service companies, video companies and access control companies were all among the entities involved in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity during the last 12 months. In short, the industry landscape continues to transform in response to a changing market. Here's a look at the Top 10 M&A s...

Access Training expands team in view of increasing demand for fire, security and emergency systems apprenticeships

Team Valley-based Access Training has added to its training team with the appointment of a senior trainer and industry expert in response to the increasing demand for fire, security and emergency systems apprenticeships in the region. Fire and Security training Access currently has 50 apprentices on the fire, security and emergency systems Apprenticeship, working toward their professional qualification whilst gaining excellent paid work experience as young engineers and technicians at firms fr...

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 prioritises 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 organisation 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-...