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JUN 2018

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"Today we are creating a global leader in proactive monitoring ser- vices," Netwatch Group CEO David Walsh said in the announcement. "There is increased demand for visual monitoring from enterprise customers, driven by the continuing evolution of technology and advances such as AI, Deep Learn- ing, 5G and IoT (Internet of Things). The combined strengths of NMC, CalAt- lantic, Onwatch Multifire and Netwatch—all lead- ers in their respective geographies—means that we can immediately deliver industry lead- ing proprietary technologies in proactive visual monitoring to hun- dreds of thousands of clients who rely on us to protect lives, assets and business operations." Continued Walsh: "Netwatch Group will specialize in provid- ing risk management, business volume 21, number 6 June 2018 n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S tem S i ntegrator S n Convergint acquires in France, grows globally page 16 n Vector Security Networks launches cloud offering page 16 m onitoring n IHS Markit sees growth, changes for alarm monitoring market page 22 n I-View Now focuses on its dealer program page 22 r e S idential Sy S tem S n ADS buys, opens a new branch in Mississippi page 24 n Amazon shakes up home security market page 24 Supplier S n Canon acquires BriefCam, expands video portfolio page 27 n Manything offers a cloud video solution page 30 n Nortek Security & Control purchases IntelliVision page 32 ve C tor see page 16 nm C see page 22 adt see page 17 STATS Freedonia study on drones is positive See page 2 produc TS Check out what's new in megapixel cameras See page 33 ADT's commercial growth NMC mega-merger By Paul Ragusa LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center, a third party monitoring company with moni- toring centers based here and in Irving, Texas, announced in May the launch of a new global monitoring com- pany, Netwatch Group, following the merger of four monitoring compa- nies with the backing of global private equity firm The Riverside Company. The Netwatch Group, which includes monitor- ing companies NMC, Netwatch (Ireland), CalAtlantic (United States) and Onwatch Multifire (United Kingdom), will focus on leading the consolidation of the proactive visual monitoring indus- try while bringing the visual pre- vention capabilities of Netwatch to thousands of NMC end-users through its valued dealer partners in the U.S. under the NMC brand. By Paul Ragusa BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is mak- ing some noise in the commer- cial space, where it is now doing approximately a billion dollars in business in comparison to the com- pany's multi-billion-dollar residen- tial security business it has become synonymous with. "We are bigger in commercial than people realize," Christopher BenVau, SVP, Enterprise Solutions, ADT, told Security Systems News. "Our goal is to double that business on the commercial side in the next few years." ADT's recent acquisition of Aron- son Security Group—a leading national systems integration com- pany based in Renton, Wash.—is a giant leap toward that goal and a significant milestone in the By Paul Ragusa PITTSBURGH—Vector Security Networks, a single source provid- er of managed network services and physical security solutions to multi-site businesses across North America, announced in May it is offering VeloCloud SD- WAN to its customers. Vector Security Networks is a division of Vector Security Inc., an integra- tor of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multi-site businesses. "Customers deploying SD- WAN have gained greater control with centralized management and faster provisioning," Steven White, vice president of business development, Vector Security Inc., said in the announcement. "This offering is a great addi- tion to our portfolio and reduces customer dependency on MPLS and other legacy connections allowing for lower total cost of ownership." He noted that VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables enterprises to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point imple- mentations while delivering optimized access to cloud ser- vices, private data centers and enterprise applications. The Vec- tor Security Networks SD-WAN offering from VMware improves network availability using mul- tiple connections, so retailers and other multi-site businesses will experience improved service and application availability due to efficient management of data and connections. "We are pleased to collaborate with Vector Security Networks," By SSN Staff L O S A N G E L E S — A re c o n t Vision announced in May that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the District of Delaware, and agreed to have substantially all of the company's assets acquired by an affiliate of Turnspire Capital Partners, LLC, an equity firm that is known as www.securitysystemsnews.com are C ont see page 27 Vector launches cloud offering stats .......................................2 ne W s poll .............................5 H o W I use m Y s Y stem ..........5 spe CIFIC all Y spea KI ng ...... 8 guest C ommentar Y ...........12 ed I tor I al .............................13 FI ve quest I ons ...................35 databan K .............................35 Arecont Vision files for Chapter 11 Four monitoring companies come together to form global company, Netwatch Group ADT Owners Club: (Back row, left to right): Joe Nuccio, president, Dealer Operations; Robert McDonald, district manager, Vintage; Ken Schafenberg, VP, Integration Solutions; Les Paul Vernon, VP, Business Development; Phil Aronson, president, Aronson Security Group; Bobby Bull, VP, CCI; Dan Rose, VP, Business Processes & Financial Analysis. (Front row, left to right): Jim Finley, national account manager, Camtronic; Andy Schwartz, VP & GM, Protec; Greg Burns, VP, Gaston Security; Christopher BenVau, SVP, Enterprise Solutions; Mark Milam, VP, MSE; Jay Linton, VP, Strategic Alliances and Acquisitions; Ron Worman, principal, The Sage Group. W. Andrawos

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