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How I Use My System: Eric Garner

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07/30/2015

Eric Garner is the COO of family-operated Mountain Alarm, an installer based in Ogden, Utah. He has worked full time with the company for eight years, and manages the relationship between the company’s offices in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and Montana. Security Systems News caught up with Eric and talked about his home system…

Ohio-based firm expands

Moving into resi helps growth, family member says
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07/29/2015

CINCINNATI—Shiver Security Systems, with a 6,000-customer footprint in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky, has moved into a new 14,000-square-foot facility from its previous 8,000-square-foot site, thanks in part to its recent move into the residential market.

ADS expands farther into South Carolina

Deal lands over 1,000 accounts
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07/29/2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, the regional electronic security and automation company headquartered here, has made its second acquisition since June with the purchase of more than 1,000 customer accounts from ProTec Plus Inc. in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Universal buys Guardsmark to form largest US-owned guard firm

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07/29/2015

SANTA ANA, Calif.—With the July 28 announcement of its acquisition of guard firm Guardsmark, Universal Protection Service is now the largest U.S.-owned guard firm.

Z-Tech ups marketing, sees growth

Lowered pricing helped bring in dealers
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07/29/2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Simple but aggressive marketing efforts helped Z-Tech Central increase its dealer base by 33 percent in the last six months, Jonathan Frase, company partner, told Security Systems News.

Frank De Fina, security industry veteran, dies

Executive at Panasonic, Samsung, SightLogix and Hikvision; accomplished musician; founded college security degree program
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07/27/2015

PRINCETON, N.J.—Security industry veteran Frank De Fina, 61, who served as a top executive for a number of video surveillance companies including Panasonic, Samsung, SightLogix and most recently Hikvision USA, died July 26 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

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SSN News Poll September 2015

The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 2000, were discussed at ESX. Panelists at the show discussed how to best train the generation in monitoring centers. Others noted that they’re a driving force behind the home automation and DIY market. How do Millennials affect your business?

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