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  • Confronting the Cybersecurity Challenge & Other Strategic Integrator …
    7.9.18 – Security Sales & Integration – The response to this has been added value in the form of centralized Cloud management, health monitoring, alarm reporting, real-time alerts and analytics.
  • Why Did SnapAV’s Parent Company Acquire SimpliSafe?
    7.10.18 – Security Sales & Integration – The company disrupted the decades-long status quo of alarm dealers selling and installing UL-certified security panels at a discount, in exchange for three-year ..
  • Alarm.com launches homebuilder program
    7.11.18 – Security Systems News – Tysons, VA – Alarm.com, a platform for the intelligently connected property, announced a comprehensive homebuilder program that includes new hardware …
  • Red Hawk acquires SDT
    7.11.18 – Security Systems News – “This is a good fit for us and really fills a hole in Philadelphia, especially from a fire alarm perspective, and somewhat from an integrated security perspective as …
  • Bold Technologies and Perennial Software merge, both companies acquired
    7.12.18 – SSN – Colorado Springs, CO – Bold Technologies, an alarm monitoring software provider, yesterday announced that it has completed a long-planned merger with Perennial Software, which provides business management software in the security industry. The companies will become one, with Bold bringing Perennial’s line of products, including SedonaOffice and AlarmBiller, under its umbrella.
  • Datawatch Systems Expands Headquarters, Plans 50 New Jobs In Montgomery County
    7.11.18 – Paperless Airplane – More than 50 new full-time jobs are coming to Montgomery County as Datawatch Systems relocates its headquarters in the County.
  • A Growing Opportunity
    7.13.18 – SIW – SD&I Cover Story (July 2018): Security integrators find new revenue opportunities in the booming cannabis industry

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  • CA: San Diego Courthouse Evacuated Due To Faulty Fire Alarm
    7.10.18 – Patch.com – San Diego, CA – The downtown San Diego courthouse was evacuated Monday due to faulty fire alarm, officials said. Authorities advised the public to avoid the …
  • GA: Man Smashes Window To Save Family Members From House Fire
    7.10.18 – Patch.com – He went to bed without eating and was awakened sometime later by the smoke alarm sounding. He went downstairs and discovered the kitchen on fire and …
  • IL: Police 7-13-18
    7.13.18 – MyWebTimes.com – Ottawa firefighters responded 12:08 a.m. Thursday for what was determined to be a faulty CO alarm. Streator firefighters responded 12:53 .
  • MA: Cohasset police log, July 2-8
    Wicked Local Wenham – 12:18 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported. The caller reported no smoke or fire and hung up when asked to evacuated.
  • MA: Police/Fire: New IRS scam hits Essex
    7.11.18 – Gloucester Daily Times – 7:28 a.m.: City firefighters responded to a call reporting a smoke alarm activation at a house, but found no signs of fire. The alarm may have …
  • MD: Hagerstown fire calls
    7.15.18 – Herald-Mail Media – 1:04 p.m., automatic fire alarm.
  • MT: False fire alarm triggers Rimrock Mall evacuation
    7.10.18 – Billings Gazette – Shoppers at Rimrock Mall were evacuated from the sprawling building briefly Monday afternoon when the fire alarm system there triggered a false alarm.
  • NH: Fire Mutual Aid log, July 13, 2018
    7.13.18 – The Keene Sentinel – 1:54 a.m., Winchester Fire Department, fire alarm. 10 a.m., Keene Fire … 12:18 p.m., Troy Fire Department – fire alarm.
  • NJ: Husband finds wife, alleged lover dead of carbon monoxide poisoning
    7.11.18 – Sunbury Daily Item – Kahali Johnson says he returned home Monday night to a strong odor of gas in his Newark, NJ, apartment. When an alarm went off, he went to investigate and …
  • NJ: Husband finds wife, alleged lover dead of carbon monoxide poisoning
    7.14.18 – WTXL ABC 27 – Kahali Johnson says he returned home Monday night to a strong odor of gas in his Newark, NJ, apartment. When an alarm went off, he went to investigate and …
    7.14.18 – SalemNews.net – The fire department responded to what turned out to a false alarm at the county jail at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday. The alarm went off due to low water pressure in the …
  • OR: Dog found dead, 5 people displaced after fire in Roseburg duplex
    7.11.18 – KPIC News – Firefighters said the resident of the unit where the fire started “called 911 after being awaken by a smoke alarm and observing flames in the kitchen area of the …

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