Protection 1 News

Fast-growing ADT Commercial adapts solutions for each customer

ADT Commercial have grown organically in double digits since 2016, in addition to growing through 15 acquisitions completed since the merger of ADT and Protection One. Acquisition of integrator companies such as Red Hawk Fire and Security and Aronson Security Group have expanded ADT Commercial’s presence geographically to more areas of the country. Most of the employees of the acquired companies have stayed with ADT and “helped to create a corporate culture and a good place for emp...

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...

Hikvision provides IP security surveillance system for Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington

Hikvision USA Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and the supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, provided a new, high-resolution IP security system installed by Hikvision integrator ADT/Protection 1, to upgrade security for the Battleship North Carolina, a national historic landmark in Wilmington, N.C. A stationary nine-level ship and museum, the Battleship North Carolina is a memorial honouring the 11,000 Nort...

ASIS 2017 hot topics: Digitising building systems, cybersecurity and cloud services

End users at ASIS 2017 in Dallas may feel overwhelmed by all the new technology on display, but often their integrator partners can offer a helping hand. Traffic continued through much of Day 2 of the ASIS exhibition, but the foot traffic appeared to slow considerably as the day wore on. Convergint seeks closer manufacturer relationship Integrators are prominent at ASIS and play an important role connecting end user customers with manufacturers' products that meet their need. "We are taking t...

Protection 1 to feature network security and location analytics using Cisco Meraki AP at NRF Protect 2017

Protection 1, a division of ADT, will feature advanced managed and monitored network security and location analytics capabilities such as foot traffic, heat mapping, dwell time and new vs. repeat customer visit using Cisco Meraki Access Points (AP) at NRF Protect. To streamline deployment and help enhance network security, Protection 1 offers fully managed services from its Network Operations Center (NOC). Its engineers are Cisco and Meraki certified and can help design, implement, commission,...

Cyber criminals are ready to attack your business: Are you ready to defend it?

Just when you think you have seen the worst that cyber criminals have to throw at you, they are back with more sophisticated, and in some cases, more severe threats. Understanding emerging and evolving cyber threats is the first step in helping to protect your organisation. The next, and most important, step is shoring up your defence technologies with the proper training, education and deployment. To help prepare for what may be coming next, let’s take a look at what are already shaping u...

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...

Holiday season loss prevention plans for retail

The holiday season generates 34% of annual sales for retailers but accounts for 37% of annual losses It is that time a year again, when shoppers and shoplifters converge on our retail outlets looking for that all important deal or steal. Peak shopping season This year, the National Retail Federation estimates holiday spending will rise 3.6% from 2015 to more than $655 billion. While the peak shopping season used to be defined as the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Ev...

Protection 1 promotes two key executives to strengthen its customer experience offerings

Matt Cooper, Senior Director, Centralized Operations & Johnny Galarza, Director Integrated Applications Systems Protection 1, the premier full-service business and home security company in the U.S., announced the promotion of Matt Cooper to Senior Director of Centralised Operations, and Johnny Galarza to the newly formed role of Director of Integrated Applications Systems, effective immediately. Both individuals will be based out of Protection 1’s Irving Call Center...

ADT joins PPVAR to make alarm verification the future of electronic security

Addition of ADT as a PPVAR member marks a significant change in the electronic security industry The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), a public-private partnership comprised of electronic security stakeholders from law enforcement, the home and property insurance industries, and the security alarm industry, announced that ADT has joined the organisation as a full industry member. The addition of ADT, the largest security alarm company in North America,...

Protection 1 announces “The Power to Do More for You” at ASIS 2016

The exhibit marks the company’s first appearance with ADT since the announcement of their integration Protection 1, the premier full-service business and home security company in the U.S., announces “The Power to Do More for You” at the ASIS 2016 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The exhibit marks the company’s first appearance with ADT since the announcement of their integration in May 2016. Expanding footprint From September 12-14 at booth #3113, Prot...

Security industry speculates as Honeywell-UTC deal falls through

In a year of mega-deals impacting the security marketplace, one of the big news stories recently was a deal that did not happen – between giants Honeywell and United Technologies (UTC). Financial news pages have been full of the back-and-forth between these two companies. It seems Honeywell wanted to merge with UTC, but UTC declined because of “insurmountable regulatory obstacles and strong customer opposition.” So the deal is off, at least for now. Impact on the security mark...

Vanderbilt Security Management System ensures public safety and privacy of information throughout Bradford County’s main buildings

The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office has five Vanderbilt SMS clients running and installed 80 card readers to control access Home to 30,000 residents, Bradford County is a rural community located 45 miles Southwest of Jacksonville, Florida. Committed to keeping the county a safe place to live, work and play, the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office is mandated to protect its citizens and at the same time, safeguard sensitive criminal justice information, such as finger...

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-...

ADT Corporation acquired by Apollo Global Management in $15 billion deal to merge with Protection 1

The merger agreement includes a “go-shop” period, during which ADT and its Board of Directors may actively solicit, receive, evaluate and potentially enter into negotiations with parties that offer alternative proposals ADT, a leading provider of monitored security, interactive home and business automation and related monitoring services in the United States and Canada, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate o...

Protection 1 eSuite 2.0 alarm data analytics and reporting software package unveiled at ASIS 2015

eSuite 2.0 allows customers to view data, including open/close schedules and reports Protection 1, the leading, premier, full-service business and home security company in the U.S., recently announced the introduction of eSuite 2.0, its next generation account management tool complete with new key features for use with mobile devices. eSuite is Protection 1’s alarm data analytics and reporting software package that allows customers to view data, including open/close sche...

Paula Toman appointed Protection 1 General Manager for Topeka and Kansas City

Paula will also oversee the quality and production of management and non-management personnel Protection 1, a leading, premier, full-service business and home security company in the U.S., recently announced that it has named Paula Toman its new General Manager for Topeka and Kansas City, reporting directly to Regional Vice President Robert Kerr. Background Toman began her career in the security industry 14 years ago when she joined Protection 1’s Wichita Call Center&r...

SIA announces Securing New Ground 2015 conference agenda

SNGTM takes a broad look the latest research, and commercial and industrial market trends in the security industry The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for Securing New Ground® (SNGTM), the security industry’s top executive conference, scheduled for Oct. 28-29, 2015, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. The SNGTM 2015 This executive forum takes a comprehensive look at the state of the security industry, the latest research,...

Luis Valdovinos, Protection 1 Commercial District Sales Manager For Albuquerque

Valdovinos will be responsible for overseeing and improving the commercial sales force Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., recently announced that it has promoted Luis Valdovinos to commercial district sales manager for the Albuquerque area. Valdovinos, who joined Protection 1 five months ago as a commercial sales consultant, will report to General Manager Rob Thornburgh. “Luis was promoted to this position for a number...

Protection 1 completes “All for 1 Day” community service event

The projects ranged from serving meals at rescue missions to blood, food and clothing drives Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., recently announced that it has just completed its third annual “All for 1 Day” where its employees volunteered their time for local causes that will benefit the communities where they live and work. During this year’s event, team members from 70 branches across the country donated m...

Business and home security company, Protection 1 names John Mendoza as Wichita branch's GM

Mendoza will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations for commercial and residential sales activities Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., recently announced that it has named John Mendoza to the position of general manager for its Wichita branch. Mendoza will report to Regional Vice President Robert Kerr. ”John has been a valuable part of the Protection 1 family for the past 12 years and during that time he has...

Protection 1 acquires system integrator Cam Connections

Joining forces with Protection 1 will extend CCI’s reach to better serve its customer base Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cam Connections, Inc. (CCI), a full service security systems integrator based in Lakeland, Florida with satellite offices in Davie, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina. The company specialises in providing tailored security solutions t...

Apollo acquires Protection 1 and ASG Security

The newly created company enables Apollo to generate $500 million annual revenue Protection 1, a leading full-service business and home security company in the United States, recently announced it has signed definitive agreements to be acquired by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”). By partnering with Apollo, one of the world’s largest alternative investment managers, Protection...