Security Systems News

NOV 2017

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floors. Certain aspects of the remodeled building stand out. All employees have similar workspaces in a very open floor plan; no one has a separate office. Additionally, every workstation is outfit with a convert- ible desk for sitting and standing. The updated building also includes a new lounge for employees. Rich Watts, VP of information technology, gave and overview of the IT department. Watts also detailed the levels of redundancy, between the company's Ogden, Utah, and Rexburg, Idaho, loca- tions, for alarm communications. Madison Barlow, company direc- tor of training and quality assur- ance, outlined the training process for new employees, including a written exam to in-call center train- ing. This process is followed by quality assurance audits. The com- pany also has coaches, she pointed out, which work with the operators and hear feedback and ideas. volume 20, number 11 november 2017 n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S tem S i ntegrator S n CGL Electronic Security announces new franchise model page 14 n Allied Universal unveils new GSOC services page 15 n Cook Security Group to build new headquarters page 14 m onitoring n Tunstall Americas makes an acquisition page 19 n Dynamark buys second monitoring center page 19 r e S idential Sy S tem S n TruSense unveils smart home technology for seniors page 24 n Ring introduces homes security system page 24 Supplier S n Dahua launches cybersecurity initiatives page 32 n Axis Communications opens Experience Center page 32 ne S t see page 24 per S see page 22 honeywell see page 33 stats Global perimeter security market growing See page 2 products What's new in the world of VMS technology? See page 36 Honeywell spin off planned AvantGuard hosts PERS Summit 2017 By Spencer Ives PARK CITY, Utah—The 2017 PERS Summit brought a variety of per- spectives in to benefit professionals in the medical alert space, includ- ing technology perspective from technology analyst Laurie Orlov, legal perspectives from a couple of different attorneys and a keynote presentation from Aron Ralston, the subject of the movie 127 Hours. Below is an overview of the conference's educational sessions, events and keynote presentations from Security Systems News' man- aging editor Spencer Ives, who attended the event. To kick off this year's PERS Sum- mit, AvantGuard hosted a tour of its recently remodeled Ogden, Utah, headquarters. Small groups of about eight people each were shown each department. Veronica Smith, account executive with Avant- Guard, led one of the tour groups. The remodel was extensive, and involved moving entire depart- ments across the building's three By Paul Ragusa MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Honeywell announced plans to spin its $4.5 billion Home and ADI Global Dis- tribution business, which includes its security business, and its $3.0 billion Transportation Systems business, into two independent, publicly-traded companies by the end of 2018. The planned separa- tion transactions are intended to be tax-free spins to Honeywell share- owners for U.S. federal income tax purposes. "The new independent company will include home heating, ventila- tion and air conditioning (HVAC) controls, residential security prod- ucts, and the ADI Global Distribu- tion business," Adrienne Zimoulis, strategic communications leader, Honeywell to spin off Home and ADI Global Distribution business By Spencer Ives S A N F R A N C I S C O — N e s t announced on Sept. 20 that it would expand more into security, adding a variety of security-related products to the company's portfolio. The com- pany is exclusively partnering with MONI Smart Secu- rity for pro- f e s s i o n a l monitoring at launch. "Nest is d e l i v e r i n g on the next phase of our strategy to create the thoughtful home," Marwan Fawaz, chief executive officer of Nest, said in the press release. "We've had quite a year so far, expanding into 11 more countries, grow- ing our product portfolio with the successful launches of Nest Cam IQ indoor and the Nest Thermostat E, and today we're disrupting yet another product industry: home security. By building product experiences our customers love, Nest has experienced more than 60 per- cent growth on devices shipped in recent years and continues to expand to millions of homes around the world." Nest announced a range of new products. The Nest Secure alarm system comes with Nest Guard, an alarm, keypad and a motion sensor; Nest Detect, a sensor that monitors both motion and open or close Nest is exclusively partnering with MONI at launch Honeywell Security and Fire, told Security Systems News, noting that the fire safety business will remain part of Honeywell. "The intended spin-off will likely be completed toward the end of 2018, and we will continue to remain focused on delivering the connected homes and connected building solutions our customers can count on." Honeywell president and CEO Darius Adamczyk said in the By Paul Ragusa RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. and BOCA RATON, Fla.— Samsung and ADT together announced a new profession- ally monitored, self-installed life safety solution powered by the Samsung SmartThings platform. "Our partnership with ADT announcement that the decision was made after "a rigorous port- folio review involving a detailed assessment of every Honeywell business," noting that the com- pany analyzed numerous criteria, including growth outlook, finan- cial performance, market dynamics, potential for disruption, and, most importantly, assessment of fit as a Honeywell business. S am S ung see page 25 Nest takes step into home security stats .......................................2 s pecifically speaking........6 How i use my system..........7 editorial .............................11 five questions ...................38 databank .............................38 Samsung and ADT partner Companies team up to provide DIY system with pro monitoring Jeff Gardner "The spun businesses will be better positioned to maximize shareholder value through focused strategic decision making and capital allocation tailored for their end markets." — d arius a damczyk, Honeywell

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