Security Systems News

DEC 2017

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bringing these best of breed video platforms into the net- work," Larry Folsom, presi- dent of I-View Now, told SSN. VOLUME 20, NUMBER 12 DECEMBER 2017 ■ $7.00 COMMERCIAL & SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS ■ Convergint Technologies makes another buy PAGE 12 ■ Bates Security and Sonitrol of Lexington secure funding PAGE 12 ■ Women in Security: Ina Staris, Securitas ES PAGE 12 MONITORING ■ Medical Guradian renews branding PAGE 20 ■ TMA holds 2017 annual meeting in Arizona PAGE 21 RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS ■ BCE enters into agreement to buy AlarmForcee PAGE 24 ■ ADS Security makes fourth buy of year PAGE 24 SUPPLIERS ■ ASSA ABLOY acquires August Home PAGE 26 ■ Hikvision hires Chuck Davis as director of cybersecurity PAGE 22 Christine Lanning of IST: Exemplifying leadership SPECIAL REPORT: WOMEN IN SECURITY I-View Now works with Nest cameras LANNING see page 13 By Spencer Ives PALO ALTO, Calif.— Smart home company Nest, based here, recently announced a Nest's Gene LaNois says verifi cation will benefi t traditional alarm dealers in the industry By Paul Ragusa WAIPIO, Hawaii—Christine Lanning is president of Hawaii- based Integrated Security Tech- nologies Inc., a woman-owned, systems integrator recognized as a Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work six out of the last seven years. In addition to running a suc- cessful and growing business with her husband Andrew Lan- ning, she gives back a lot of her time to the industry as part of organizations and locally in her own community. Lanning was awarded ASIS Women of the Year in 2014, and became the By Paul Ragusa ATLANTA—Honeywell offi- cially announced that it is introducing the Honeywell Smart Home Security Sys- tem, a self-installed, all-in- one security solution. This self-monitored system fea- tures Amazon Alexa, and can be upgraded and customized with accessories to fit specific needs within a home. "We are actively working with our professional security dealer and installer custom- ers to grow their businesses as this industry evolves," Brian Casey, vice president and gen- eral manager, Residential & Intrusion Solutions, Honey- well Security and Fire, told Security Systems News via email. "We believe the rap- idly growing self-installed security space represents an opportunity for professional security dealers to expand their existing business mod- Self-monitored system features Amazon Alexa, can add other IoT devices For the ninth consecutive year, Secu- is highlighting rity Systems News women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Look for this logo on the pages inside to fi nd the women featured this year. first female elected in 2015 to the Board of Directors for PSA Security (North America's larg- est electronic security coopera- tive), and was a Pacific Business News Women to Watch awardee in 2016. "Andrew Lanning and I start- ADT cyber service to launch By Paul Ragusa Company acquires DATASHIELD, offers ÔADT CybersecurityÕ ed the company 19 years ago, and I spent probably the first 15-16 years in operations man- aging the technicians, provid- ing high-level project manage- ment and I was really happy being behind the scenes," she C. Lanning Honeywell to off er DIY STATS ....................................... 2 HOW I USE MY SYSTEM..........3 SPECIFICALLY SPEAKING ........ 6 Through a cloud- to-cloud integration, I-View Now can pull a clip from a Nest cam- era and pair it with a security event that occurred at the same time. This informa- tion, sent to monitor- ing centers and end users, can help to reduce false alarm dis- patches and improve informa- tion sent to responders. " C l o u d - t o - c l o u d i n t e g r a - tions make a lot of sense to us, because it means that—in the case of Nest—they're managing HONEYWELL see page 26 STATS Study on rising number of start-ups See page 2 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT Take a look at the latest intrusion products See page 29 NEST page 20 new partnership with I-View Now, bringing video verification into its cameras. " I t 's re a l l y a b o u t enabling profession- al security installers and dealers to start to be able to utilize the Nest brand in their business. There's a huge brand awareness when it comes to the Nest brand and the smart and connect home," Gene LaNois, general manager for the pro- fessional channel at Nest, told Security Systems News . "It fits with our direction, which is: we're going to keep els. The new Honeywell Smart Home Security solution gives our dealers an opportunity to sell to a different type of cus- tomer, and compete against the new players expanding into this space." The heart of the Honey- well Smart Home Security System is a camera base sta- tion with an integrated 1080p HD camera and 145-degree viewing that will incorpo- rate facial recognition with push notifications so you can know when your child has arrived home safely from s c h o o l . T h e c a m e r a b a s e rity Systems News B O C A R AT O N , F l a . — ADT announced recently the acquisition close of c y b e r s e c u r i t y c o m p a n y DATASHIELD, unveiling that the newly acquired company will now operate under the brand ADT Cybersecurity. www.securitysystemsnews.com ADT page 19 EDITORIAL ............................... 9 FIVE QUESTIONS ................... 31 DATABANK ............................. ABANK 31 Gene LaNois Save Money with Quick Installations Offer real security to homeowners and create RMR in as little as 30 minutes with the XTLplus home system. With built-in Wi-Fi and available cellular communication you can offer up to 48 commercial grade secure wireless zones. 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