Protection 1 News

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...