ADT acquires wireless home security company | #TpromoCom #Marketing #Acquisition #Security | ADT Inc. has acquired Lifeshield, LLC, a pioneer in advanced wireless home security systems, in a transaction valued at approximately $25 million. John Owens will continue in his current capacity leading the Lifeshield team.
Founded in 2004, Lifeshield was the first to bring a wireless DIY home security offering to the residential market. Over the past 15 years, Lifeshield has further redefined residential home security, improving interactivity, advancing video capabilities and enhancing the overall user experience.
The addition of Lifeshield’s innovative technology to ADT’s leading security and automation solutions and expertise increases ADT’s ability to address the approximately 80% of U.S. households who do not have professionally installed and monitored home security.
“As more consumers look for real protection solutions that only ADT can provide, we look for companies that share our passion for security, customer service, and innovation,” said ADT President and CEO Jim DeVries. “We are confident that Lifeshield’s capabilities and approach, combined with the brand and scale of ADT, will create an opportunity for us to offer our services to a broader cross-section of U.S. households. Together with Lifeshield we will be positioned to offer more solutions to a broader base of customers and create increased value for our shareholders as we seek to grow profitability through expanded, yet focused offerings.”
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Boon Edam Announces 2019 Technical Training Program in North America | #TpromoCom #Education #Training # | Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced the breadth of its 2019 technical training program, including scheduled factory trainings, online webinars and roadshow trainings throughout the United States. Technical training events are free of charge to Boon Edam distributor and integrator partners, and include one to three days of intensive product instruction and hands-on exercises.
The Roadshow Brings In-Depth Education Direct to Partners
In 2016, Boon Edam introduced the first “Roadshow” training program with the goal of bringing the success of its bi-annual factory trainings held in Lillington, NC direct to partners in their local area. (Please scroll down for more)
For the 2019 training program, Boon Edam’s Training Manager, Zac Ellett, has created an improved curriculum which addresses the top five issues seen in the field for each product type, in addition to general installation, service and maintenance instruction. The Roadshow will stop in at least a dozen locations this year, focusing on areas where a large number of installations are about to occur. For this reason, the Roadshow schedule for the quarter will be released at the beginning of that quarter.
Roadshow trainings are unique in that a specially-engineered, full-size security revolving door, security portal and/or optical turnstile are sent to each training location. Partners have the opportunity to work together to assemble the units and troubleshoot them on-site, gaining confidence and competence that will translate to improved performance in the field. (Please scroll down for more)
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The 4 Benefits of VPN Elimination | #TpromoCom #IT #VPN #Network | VPNs were created for the networks and business environment of yesterday but what worked 20 years ago cannot be trusted today. Your VPN is cumbersome and time consuming from a management and performance perspective. But what you might not want to concede is that VPNs, by their very nature, pose a significant threat to enterprise security.
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Diversification in a Maturing Market: Why Add These Services to Your Security Company | #TpromoCom#Diversity#Business#Marketing | Security vet Al Colombo shares add-on services that you should consider making a part of your business — ranging from home automation to the Cloud.
What’s the latest in surveillance systems? | #ESC_LLC#video#surveillance#schools | In campus environments, there are unique challenges not present in a typical commercial surveillance system deployment. A deployment that spans multiple buildings can seem complicated for operators whose main job focus may not be full-time video monitoring.
There are technologies that are available to help mitigate these issues. Some are new, and others have been in existence for years. It’s important to review and be aware of these technologies, especially if you’re thinking about upgrading your existing system. http://ow.ly/W1hFT
Join GKO on Crime Prevention for the latest news and information | #TpromoCom #GKO #Crime #Prevention | Looking to improve security at home? Interested in learning more about crime prevention? The GKO on Crime Prevention group on Facebook offers news, information, and discussion on the subject of personal safety as well as the prevention of burglaries and robberies at home, in the workplace, and while traveling.
The group provides helpful information you can use to fight crime at home, while traveling, and at the office. Scams and general crime prevention information is commonly provided. You don’t need permission to post if you have a question or information to share. We’re especially interested in hearing any story you have to share. -Al Colombo
How to Sell and Install Access Control | #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Security #Lock | The access control market is a high-growth business where sales revenues for 2016 were in excess of $6.39 billion. By 2023, industry experts expect this number to reach $10.03 billion with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 6.48 percent.
According to the new market research report cited above, the major driver for this growth is the high adoption of access control solutions, largely owing to growing security concerns on a global basis. The overall access control market is driven by factors such as technological advancements and deployment of wireless technology in security systems, and the adoption of ACaaS (Access Control as a Service) and mobile access control is a significant part of this growth pattern.
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Download your copy of “Bringing Mobile Devices Into Emergency Management” | #TpromoCom #WhitePaper #EmergencyManagement | The key to effective emergency management is planning and that requires forethought and the implementation of a series of technologies that act together to provide the right answers to the most obvious questions when an emergency situation occurs: http://bit.ly/2EkIgfO