Security Systems News

MAY 2018

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Alarm.com's VP of marketing, told Security Systems News. "We felt that it made a lot of sense, and the SMB space is a very untapped market [where] we are in a good position to provide a solution that could help our service-provider partners grow their total addressable market." Alarm.com for Business gives Alarm.com service providers a highly differentiated offering for SMB customers, delivering value to business owners and generating recurring monthly revenue for the service provid- er while simplifying installation and ongoing customer service. "We are bringing the same c o n n e c t e d t e c h n o l o g y t h a t transformed the residential security market to the SMB space," Dan Kerzner, chief prod- uct officer at Alarm.com, said volume 21, number 5 may 2018 n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S tem S i ntegrator S n PSA TEC brings industry, integrators together page 14 n Cloud Security Alliance publishes report of cloud security page 14 m onitoring n TMA holds inaugural Technology Summit page 18 n Bold Technologies announces new training platform, BoldU page 19 r e S idential Sy S tem S n Parks announces keynotes for Coonected Home show page 20 n Sandy Springs places 39 companies on no-response list page 20 Supplier S n Gorilla Technology releases new platform page 26 n ACRE announces senior leadership changes page 26 n Superion acquires Public Safety Corporation page 28 JC i see page 26 alarm. C om see page 27 i SC W e S t see page 23 STATS Public safety and security market growing See page 2 produc TS See the latest in the world of home automation See page 29 ISC West 2018 is biggest conference in show's history Alarm.com unveils commercial solution By Paul Ragusa TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com, a platform for the intelligent- l y c o n n e c t e d p ro p e rt y, h a s launched Alarm.com for Busi- ness, a fully integrated, smart security solution for small-to- medium sized businesses. A l a r m . c o m f o r B u s i n e s s combines intelligent intrusion detection, video surveillance, access control and energy man- agement into a single solu- tion, which is easily controlled through Alarm.com's app (pic- tured on page 27) and online interfaces. The solution also offers proactive security safe- guards, visibility and aware- ness, and efficient automation of everyday tasks. "There really isn't anyone who is focused on providing an all-in-one solution to the SMB space," Anne Ferguson, By Paul Ragusa and Spencer Ives LAS VEGAS—The editors of Secu- rity Systems News attended ISC West 2018 here, April 10-13. Below is an overview of booth visits and events attended by SSN's editor, Paul Ragusa, and managing editor Spencer Ives. For an overall recap of the show, please see page 11. Paul's Wrap-up Tuesday and Wednesday Arriving on Monday proved wise, as I was able to attend some interest- ing educational sessions led by both SIA and PSA, which hosted a full day of educational sessions on Tues- day, many focused on leadership and helping integrators build and grow their businesses. For exam- ple, Chris Peterson, co-founder By Paul Ragusa M I LWA U K E E — J o h n s o n Controls announced recently that its VideoEdge network v i d e o re c o rd i n g p l a t f o r m from American Dynamics is the first product to be offi- cially certified as meeting the highest level of third party cybersecurity standards from Underwriters Laboratories for Life Safety and Security, UL2900-2-3. "It's never been more cru- cial for the m a r k e t t o r e c o g n i z e the impor- t a n c e o f c y b e r s e - curity as a c o re c o m - p o n e n t o f p r o d u c t design and development," William Brown, senior engi- neering manager, Cyber Pro- tection Program, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls, told Secu- rity Systems News in an email interview. "That's why it was so important to pursue this new certification with UL which, in conjunction with o u r i n t e r n a l Ty c o C y b e r Protection Product Security Program, demonstrates our overarching commitment to providing the security market with solutions designed to be cybersecure." UL's Cybersecurity Assur- ance Program tests network- connectable products and systems against established criteria from the UL 2900 series of cybersecurity stan- dards. The UL CAP program and principal, Ve c t o r F i r m , presented a ses- sion, "Building Managed Service into your Busi- ness - Benefits to you and the Customer," and Paul Boucherle, principal/found- er, Matterhorn Consulting LLC, presented, "The Key to Executing Business Strategy." The SIA educational sessions I was able attend were spot on, including one of the most popular sessions on Tuesday, "The Future of Physical Security: The Decade By Spencer Ives LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, provider of security and life safety solutions for homes and businesses based here,recently announced the purchase of several companies: Tennessee Valley Protection in Huntsville, Ala.; Southern Security Services in Nashville, Tenn.; Interactive Alarms in www.securitysystemsnews.com Ahead," presented by Terry Gold, principal analyst, D6 Research, who looked at how physical secu- rity will significantly change over the next decade, mostly defined by end users looking for value S ele C t see page 22 JCI first to earn UL cyber approval stats .......................................2 H o W I use my system ..........5 spe CIFIC ally spea KI ng ...... 8 guest C ommentary ...........10 ed I tor I al .............................11 spe CI al report ..................23 FI ve quest I ons ...................31 databan K .............................31 Select Security buys five companies William Brown Company launches Alarm.com for Business at ISC West, focusing on SMB market ISC West 2018 featured a larger trade show floor with a record number of exhibiors and attendees.

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