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JUN 2018

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18 Security Dealer & Integrator / June 2018 Annual Deceptive Sales Awareness Campaign Launches With the door-to-door sales sea- son set to shift into high gear, the Better Business Bureau (BBB), in conjunction with Electronic Security Association (ESA), The Monitoring Association (TMA) and ADT, held a press confer- ence in Baton Rouge, La., to discuss how consumers have been impacted by deceptive res- idential alarm sales schemes and what authorities and reputable dealers are doing to combat the problem. Read the recap: All-in-One Smart Home Systems on the Rise A study from research firm Freedonia Group predicts that the all-in-one smart home secu- rity systems and kits market is expected to sharply increase over the next year. Driven by home and rental insurance incentives, analysts expect the growth and adoption of technol- ogies in this sector to increase 26 percent to $3.4 billion by the end of 2018. Research: Will Alarm Monitoring Market Growth Slow Down? A report from IHS Markit fore- casts professional alarm mon- itoring to thrive over the next five years; however, while it is predicted that traditional alarm monitoring in the Americas will continue to expand in 2018, the research firm expects that number to decline in 2019 as more systems are converted into web-connected offerings. Video Surveillance ∞ Washington D.C. Axis Experience Center holds grand opening ∞ Uniview adopts the product brand "UNV" in the U.S. ∞ Hikvision products part of IP secu- rity upgrade for historic landmark ∞ Bosch announces integration with Intelligent Security Systems' VMS ∞ IDIS enhances partner support with e-learning resources ∞ Pivot3 expands video storage partnership with HyTrust Vendor/Distributor News ∞ Security Lock Distributors opens new warehouse in Chicago ∞ Napco StarLink Verizon CDMA Communicator sunset extended through end of 2022 ∞ Silicon Labs completes acquisition of Sigma Designs' Z-Wave business ∞ LockState secures $5.8 million in funding for RemoteLock product ∞ Stephen Oliva Joins Altronix as U.S. Western Regional Sales Manager ∞ HID Mobile Access product achieves ISO 27001 Certification ∞ Nortek introduces new warranty on 2GIG Panels and cell radio modules Industry Associations ∞ ESA launches Online Instructor Led Training (OILT) platform ∞ SIA applauds signing of Maryland alarm bills ∞ TMA announces finalists for 2018 Monitoring Center Excellence Awards ∞ SIA supports Michigan legislation to bolster school security ∞ SIAC announces the retirement of Ron Walters Dealers & Integrators ∞ Convergint acquires French systems integrator Astrec Security ∞ ADS Security expands in Mississippi with Alarm One acquisition ∞ Tech Systems gets UL Certification for its Fusion monitoring center ∞ Vision Technologies' John Shetrone Jr. named CEO of the Year by Maryland Tech Council Headlines / Get your daily security news at SECURITY WATCH COMPILED BY PAUL ROTHMAN Online Features

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