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APR 2017

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in the earlier sessions at TechSec Solutions 2017 will have the big - gest impact on the monitoring world. Hertel started by pointing to the volume 20, number 4 april 2017 n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S & Sy tem S i ntegrator S n East Coast Integrated Systems: new name, new focus page 16 n Invision Technologies acquires Safe Security page 17 n Huron Capital's Sciens Building Solutions acquires again page 19 m onitoring n New central station begins operations in Maine page 21 n AvantGuard Monitoring to release chat tool page 21 r e S idential Sy S Sy tem S n Doyle Securty Systems acquires Lock-Tight page 26 n MONI Smart Security prepares for ISC West page 26 Supplier S n Allegion futurist takes a look in his crystal ball page 34 n Hikvision to open R&D center in Montreal page 37 closes the deal TechSec 2017 panel: Monitoring next tech alarm .C om see page 34 By Spencer Ives DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—The hot topics in the industry—drones and robotics, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, big data and Key figures in the monitoring industry present on technological trends By Paul Ragusa TYSONS, Va.—, a plat - form solution for the connected home and business, announced on March 8 that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of two business units, Connect and Piper, from Icontrol Networks. Comcast also completed its acquisition of Icontrol, specifical - ly the Converge business, which includes Xfinity Home and creates Internet of Things (IoT) technolo - gies and next-generation platforms for connected home security. The cash consideration paid by for the two busienss units, after the estimated working capital adjustment, was $148.5 mil - lion, according to the SEC form 8-K that was filed, which also noted that Company completes acquisition of two of Icontrol's business units By Spencer Ives D E L R AY B E A C H , F l a . — Attendees of TechSec Solutions 2017 started the first morning of the conference here with a look into one drone company, and how the technology could innovate the physical security market, making for cheaper, better and faster solutions. "There are two kinds of change. The first kind is ' i n c r e m e n - t a l . ' L i k e small waves on a shore, the impact of incremental changes are hard to mea - sure at first but [they] add up over time. The second kind is 'major'—and, like a tidal wave, it can disrupt an entire indus - try," Jack Wu, co-founder and Nightingale Security's Jack Wu looks at robotics in security Jack Wu Honeywell entered into a confiden - tial "agreement to settle the lawsuit, which became effective upon the closing of the acquisition." "We are all excited to get past this process of being on the cusp of having completed this acquisi - tion because we announced the acquisition last year, and the review process and regulatory process has taken awhile," Dan Kerzner, chief product officer for, told By Spencer Ives SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guard - Security Systems News . "So, now not having to worry about the logistics of getting a deal like this done, and instead just focusing on building great technologies and on execut - ing is pretty exciting and will make for a really good 2017." "We are pleased to wrap up our acquisition of the Icontrol Connect and Piper business units," Steve Trundle, president and CEO of, said in the announce - ment. "The market for security-orient - ed connected home and connected business solutions continues to be attractive. These two business units will allow us to upsize our distribution channels and increase the scale of our research and TechSec keynote on the future of drones stats ....................................... 2 s pecifically speaking........6 How i use my system .......... 7 editorial ............................. 13 Guardian Alarm is acquired Company planning for growth and expansion in 2017 "We are pleased to wrap up our acquisition of the Icontrol Connect and Piper business units." — s teve t rundle, t a keynote and the topic of drones. "We're not even calling ourselves a cen - tral station anymore, we're really becoming a critical events cen - ter. Anything that can be critical in a human being's life is something where human interven - tion can help—we're trying to get into that space," he said. "When you start to see things like intel - ligent drones, intelligent video, intelligent access control start to become real that starts to change what our scope of work can look like." & Sy S Sy S drone see page 8 Market t rends Are you selling business intelligence? See page 28 s P e CI a L re PO rt Living in the age of smart cities See page 30 monitoring see page 22 data mining—all impact monitoring centers, as well as integrators and end users. At the TechSec Solu - tions 2017 panel, "Mon - itoring the next tech," Morgan Hertel, VP of technology and innova - tion for Rapid Response Monitoring, and Jim McMullen, president, COO and founder of COPS Monitoring, explored how industry trends will impact their side of the business. Jay Hauhn, CEO and executive director of CSAA and moderator of the panel, started by asking the panelists which topics covered CEO of Nightingale Security, said. "Today, I'm here to talk about the major change robot - ics is bringing to the physical security [industry]." A "tidal wave" of change, which will impacted the entire physical security market, was created by a perfect storm of four factors, according to Wu: small and energy efficient microchips, software, rising labor costs and limited human capabilities, and the Internet. There are drones that func - tion on land, such as with Knightscope, in the water with Sea Wasp, Wu said. "Up ian Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, on March 1 was acquired by U.S.- based investment firms Certares LP and Vanwall Holdings LLC. " We ' v e f o u n d s o m e great partners that are very familiar in the consumer guardian see page 16 market trends .................. 28 special report .................. 30 five questions ................... 47 databank ............................. 47 Jay Hauhn t rundle, Today's Most Adopted Home Technologies Make sure you install security equipment for consumers to connect to the technology they crave. From Google Home® to Amazon Echo ™ to our all-new Apple TV® app, the Virtual Keypad ™ app is the family tree for home automation. Pair the XTLplus ™ with one of these consumer technologies for even greater fl exibility. We make your company more valuable. 877.725.1114 • Keep updated on our new products and features: @dmpalarms Visit us at ISC West In Las Vegas | April 5-7, 2017 Booth #23089 ©2016 Google Inc. All rights reserved. Google and the Google Logo are registered trademarks of Google, Inc. • Apple TV® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. 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