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FEB 2017

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integrations at CES 2017. Additional features of ADT Any - where include local crime alerts and notifications when family members enter designated areas, r volume 20, number 2 F ebru A r Y 2017 r n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S & Sy tem S i ntegrator S n ADS kicks off new year with acquisition p A p ge 16 n Interface Security remodeling command center p A p ge 21 m onitoring n Lydia, UCC reflect on deal one year after acquisition p A p ge 22 n Dyanmark's CEO Trey Alter optimistic for 2017 p A p ge 22 r e S idential Sy S Sy tem S n SafeStreets USA changes executive line-up p A p ge 24 n Parks unveils research on smart home growth p A p ge 24 n Titan Alarm finishes year strong with third acquisition p A p ge 26 Supplier S n Hanwha Techwin America moves to new headquarters p A p ge 27 n to develop drones to secure the smart home p A p ge 31 Vivint unveils AI platform ADT Anywhere, Canopy integrations announced V i V int see page 25 By Spencer Ives BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT has announced expansions to its Cano - py platform, which brings the com - pany's professional monitoring to - oadside assistance, per ADT connects to wearables and Amazon Echo through its Canopy platform By Paul Ragusa PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home, a smart home services provider based here, made sev - eral big announcements at CES 2017 in January, most notably Vivint Sky, the compa - ny's new smart home a s s i s t a n t t h a t u s e s artificial intelligence, or AI, to manage all of the devices in a con - nected home. Vi v i n t C M O J e f f Lyman told Security Sys - tems News that at CES this year the company built a nar - rative around AI. "We launched our AI layer, which we call Sky, and its purpose is to enable the consumer to live their life while Flex Pay Option; Airbnb and Vivint Solar partnerships also announced By Paul Ragusa T O R R A N C E , C a l i f . — AMAG Technology Inc., a G4S company headquartered here, announced that Kurt Takahashi, senior vice president, sales, has been promoted to president. Takahashi, who began at AMAG in February 2015, success - fully grew the business through his management of the sales, sales engineering and business development teams. P r i o r t o AMAG, Taka - hashi was the vice president of global sales and market - ing at Quantum Secure, helping increase the global pipeline and revenue growth. Takahashi told Security Sys - tems News that he looks forward He says company's growth to continue in all areas of business Kurt Takahashi key pieces of the home—specifi - cally around security and energy management—handle themselves through Sky." He pointed out that Vivint has built a robust occupancy model that has helped the com - pany learn consumers' patterns. "We have put close to a dozen sensors in every home, and in between phone data and sensor data and video analyt - ics, and even data from your Wi-Fi router—all of those things are inputs to help understand the many habits of the homeowner," he explained. "When you build this type of high-fidelity occupancy model By Spencer Ives ARLINGTON, Mass.—Ameri - can Alarm and Communica - like we have, you are able to optimize the control of the home, which is where Sky comes in to provide progressive autonomy, so you are able to live more and spend less time managing the home." He continued, "When we are talking about the smart or con - nected home, we are finally get - ting to the point where we are achieving the promise of the cat - egory—delivering a home that is truly intelligent and able to work autonomously to the benefit of the consumer." Lyman said that the company is also excited to team up with Airb - nb, a community marketplace that provides access to millions Takahashi promoted to AMAG president st A st ts A ....................................... 2 s peci F ic A ll Y ll spe Y A king........6 How i use m Y s Y Y stem .......... 7 editori A l ............................. 12 comment r A t Jeff Lyman American Alarm buys Atlas Alarm Company expects to break $40m and 30k account total in 2017 such as work, school or home. "ADT Anywhere is designed to extend our mission to people when they're away from home," Darfler said. "From a commercial availability standpoint, we remain on target for the summer of 2017." Customers can get ADT Any - where without owning an alarm system. "The service can be pur - r - chased standalone as its own bundle, so we expect that we will have ADT Anywhere customers that may not have another service r Y 2017 & Sy S p A p A p A p A Sy S p A p A p A p A p A amag see page 30 GUEST COMMENTARY A look at security trends for 2017 See page 13 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT What's new in cloud- based solutions? See page 33 adt see page 23 various smart device part ners in an on-demand offering, including new integration partners and ADT Anywhere. "ADT Anywhere is the new family safety service and companion mobile app. It allows customers to combine the conve - nience of family location and mes - saging with services like 24/7 crash detection, roadside assistance, per - oadside assistance, per - sonal emergency response from ADT," Jay Darfler, SVP emerging markets for ADT, told Security Systems News . The offering was built in partnership with Life360 and announced alongside other this year the company built a nar - this year the company built a nar to helping AMAG Technology sustain the strong 20 percent year-over-year growth the com - pany experienced from 2015 to 2016. "We had a great year and part of the reason why we have had good growth is because the industry is now starting to understand that AMAG is more than just an access control com - pany," he explained. "That mes - sage is really starting to resonate, because if you look at the growth of the company, we grew in every category of our business." Last year, AMAG released its Symmetry product line with tions, a regional full-service security provider based here, announced recently that it acquired 3,000 accounts from Atlas Alarm Corp., a fire alarm and life-safety systems provid - er based in Weymouth, Mass. ameri C an see page 16 st A ts ll Y guest comment A comment A r Y r Y ........... 13 F ive questions ................... 35 d A t A t A t A b A nk ............................. 35 Jay Darfler We make your company more valuable. 877.725.1114 | DMP.COM. INTRUSION, ACCESS, VIDEO & AUTOMATION IN THE CLOUD You can fully manage your intrusion, access, video, and automation systems from a simple interface on your phone, tablet or browser. Everything in one place at an affordably low price. For more information go to

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