Another Nail in PSIM's Coffin: ADT Acquires Proximex

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 03, 2011

The first rule of PSIM: Security integrators are where open platforms go to die. As such, today's announcement that integration behemoth ADT has acquired PSIM provider Proximex is a bad sign for the future of PSIM. Additionally, it is no good news for Proximex customers (albiet the handful that actually exist).

The PSIM dream is for independent companies to produce independent platforms that bring together various systems providing greater intelligence. Independence is critical for PSIM providers because of the inherent need to work and build trust with so many other players in the market.

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