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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- 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 volume 21, number 9 SePTember 2018 n $7.00 CommerCial & SyStemS integratorS n Convergint acquies Access Control Technologies Page 14 n Launch Security rebrands as Defendify Page 14 monitoring n Blue Ridge Monitoring remodels, rebrands Page 18 n NMC hires a new VP of dealer relations Page 18 reSidential SyStemS n LifeShield names John Owens as new CEO Page 20 n ADT names new chief marketing officer Page 20 n August Home reaches 1 million user milestone Page 23 SupplierS n Arcules rolls out new cloud video platform Page 24 n Sargent and Greenleaf opens direct to consumer site Page 25 Ceo see page 14 HoneyWell see page 20 veCtor see page 22 STATS Parks looks at IoT and interoperability See page 2 producTS 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 that Resideo will be the cor- porate name of the Honeywell Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution busi- nesses when they become a 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 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. Art Miller, vice president of marketing for Vector Security, told Security Systems News that the company hopes to add two more storefront locations, one in Kentucky and one in Mary- land, by year's end. The 2,300-square-foot store- front in Canfield offers custom- ers the opportunity to touch, 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 c u s t o m e r- f o c u s e d culture and 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 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, By Spencer Ives HOUSTON—Modern System Concepts Inc. and Gulf Coast Security, both based around Houston, in early July merged 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 which features products such as security control panels, indoor and outdoor video cameras, merge see page 15 Electric Guard Dog names a new CEO STaTS.......................................2 HoW I uSe mY SYSTem ..........3 SPeCIFICallY SPeaKIng.......8 gueST CommenTarY...........10 edITorIal .............................12 FIve queSTIonS ...................31 daTabanK .............................31 Houston integrators merge Mike Nefkens Mark Wesley Vector Security opened its first storefront retail location in Canfield, Ohio, home to the company's largest installed customer base in that state.

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