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SEP 2018

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Nefkens, president and CEO of Honeywell Homes, the busi - ness that will become Resideo, told Security Systems News via email. Additionally, "the spun business will be able to have focused strategic decision mak - ing to meet the needs of its cus - volume 21, number 9 S e PT ember 2018 n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S & Sy tem S i ntegrator S n Convergint acquies Access Control Technologies P age 14 P n Launch Security rebrands as Defendify P age 14 P m onitoring n Blue Ridge Monitoring remodels, rebrands P age 18 P relations P age 18 P r e S idential Sy S Sy tem S n new CEO P age 20 P n officer P age 20 P n August Home reaches 1 million user milestone P age 23 P P P ve C tor see page 22 that Resideo will be the cor - porate name of the Honeywell Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution busi - nesses when they become a By Paul Ragusa PITTSBURGH—Vector Secu - rity Inc., a provider of intelli - gent mobile security and home automation solutions based here, recently debuted its new storefront concept in Canfield, Ohio, home to the company's largest installed customer base in that state. told that - land, by year's end. - - By Paul Ragusa COLUMBIA, S.C.—Electric Guard Dog LLC named Mark Wesley as its new CEO. Jack DeMao, who has served as CEO since 2007, will tran - sition to a role on the com - pany's board of directors and remain an investor in the company. "Electric Guard Dog has a great foundation—a lot of momentum and is growing r a p i d l y — a s w e l l a s a v e r y g r o w t h - f o c u s e d culture that Jack DeMao has put in place here," Wesley told Security Systems News. "I felt like I was not only step - ping into a really great situ - ation but also one that has a lot of upside potential. It is a good-size company but still with a lot of opportunity to By Spencer Ives HOUSTON—Modern System Concepts Inc. and Gulf Coast Security, both based around Houston, in early July merged which features products such as security control panels, indoor and outdoor video cameras, Electric Guard Dog names a new CEO ST a H o W I u S e m Y SYST em .......... 3 SP e CIFIC all Y SP all ea KI ng .......8 g ue ST Commen T ar T Y ar ...........10 Y da T Mark Wesley tomers, including the professional security dealers." Resideo will have a large network of pro - fessional partners and c u s t o m e r s w h o b u y and support the Hon - eywell Home line of products, Honeywell announced, including more than 110,000 contractors. As an independent company, Resideo will support their growth by investing in sales and technical training, improving channel partner marketing and related p ro g r a m s t o e n h a n c e t h e i r & Sy S P age 14 P age 14 P age 18 n NMC hires a new VP of dealer P age 18 Sy S LifeShield names John Owens as P age 20 ADT names new chief marketing P age 20 P age 23 Supplier S n Arcules rolls out new cloud video platform P age 24 P age 24 n Sargent and Greenleaf opens direct to consumer site P age 25 P age 25 C eo see page 14 H oney W oney W oney ell see page 20 STATS Parks looks at IoT and interoperability See page 2 produc TS See what's new in IP camera technology See page 29 Vector Security debuts storefront concept in Ohio Honeywell Homes, ADI spin renamed Resideo By Spencer Ives M O R R I S P L A I N S , N . J . — Honeywell recently announced stand-alone, publicly traded company fol - lowing completion of a spin that is expected by the end of 2018. H o n e y w e l l w i l l license its brand to Resideo under a long- term agreement for use in its home comfort and security hardware, and soft - ware solutions for all channels. "As a standalone, indepen - d e n t b u s i n e s s , H o n e y w e l l 's Homes and ADI Global Distri - bution businesses will benefit from a more targeted focus and ability to invest to meet the needs of its customers," Mike Art Miller, vice president of marketing for Vector Security, Security Systems News the company hopes to add two more storefront locations, one in Kentucky and one in Mary The 2,300-square-foot store front in Canfield offers custom ers the opportunity to touch, c u s t o m e r- f o c u s e d culture and grow, acquire new customers and do more with the custom - ers we have today, so that is what really excited me about coming here." Wesley was most recently the president of Recall Cor - poration, North and South America, overseeing asset and data protection for an $850 million company that provides outsourced infor - mation management services t o c o m p a n i e s w o r l d w i d e . During his tenure, Wesley made improvements to opera - tions, developed and imple - mented a new strategic plan feel and demo security and home automation solutions offered by Vector Security via a Customer Experience Area, to create a company better suited for growth. Modern has about $4 mil - lion in annual revenue and Gulf Coast did about $1 mil - lion annually; the combined company will have about $5 million in revenue and www.securitysystemsnews.com merge see page 15 ST a ST a TS a TS ....................................... 2 all Y SP T ar ar Y ...........10 ed IT or I al ............................. 12 FI ve que STI on S ................... 31 da T da T aban T aban K ............................. 31 Houston integrators merge Mike Nefkens Vector Security opened its first storefront retail location in Canfield, Ohio, home to the company's largest installed customer base in that state. Access Control and Intrusion Detection Has Never Been Easier The same powerful app that customers rely on to remotely control their security systems also off ers fully featured access control. 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