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ACA receives M&A award


NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance recently received the "Excellence in Security Account Acquisitions" designation in Corporate LiveWire's 2015 Mergers & Acquisitions Awards Guide.

My Alarm Center is on the street Thursday night

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Executives from My Alarm Center will be sleeping on the streets of Philadelphia Thursday night, Nov. 19, participating in Covenant House’s Sleep Out: Executive Edition.

Covenant House is a homeless youth shelter, headquartered in New York. It holds sleep outs

Weather reports say that Philadelphia has a 100 percent chance of rain on Thursday and temperature in the low 60s, middle 50s overnight. “We look at it this way: These kids that are homeless, they don’t get to pick which weather that have to sleep out in,” Kelly Bond, SVP of business development, told Security Systems News.

What are the preparations? “They give us a card board box and a sleeping bag,” Bond said.

Bond will be participating alongside Amy Kothari, president and CEO and Anastasia Bottos, COO and CSO, in the annual event this year. The My Alarm Center team has already raised more than $17,000—the entire Philadelphia event already surpassed it’s $225,000 goal, almost hitting $230,000.

“This event not only raises substantial funds for Covenant House, but it helps build awareness of the difficult situations far too many children in our communities face. I feel so fortunate to be a part of it,” Bottos said in the statement.

“We are so incredibly honored to be able to contribute to this cause in a meaningful way,” Kothari said in a prepared statement.

Covenant House has locations across the U.S. as well as in Canada and several countries in Central America. Its sleep outs feature different groups, like mothers, Broadway actors, or the Executive Edition, in which all participants are C-suite in their company.

My Alarm Center awards annual scholarships


NEWTON SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center awarded Kristin Hand its annual $1,000 scholarship. Hand, from Baxley, Ga., is studying criminal justice with hopes of being a lawyer, according to a recent statement from My Alarm Center.

Interface sells Hawk Security to ACA

Purchase grows ACA ‘20 percent overnight’ and gives it brick and mortar in Texas

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance had a robust 2013, with RMR growing nearly 14 percent and gross revenues by about 23 percent. Now, its purchase of Interface Security Systems’ Hawk Security adds immediate growth for 2014 and gives the company a new strategic position in Texas that promises even more.

ACA’s My Alarm Center gets new finance VP


NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Rose Ryan is My Alarm Center’s new vice president of finance, the company announced Sept. 11.

ACA/My Alarm Center adds CFO to help handle growth

With about $4.5 million in RMR and plans for expansion in 2013, company hires finance veteran Scott Peterson

MEDIA, Pa., and NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance, which also does business as My Alarm Center, is growing so much that it has created a CFO position and hired industry finance veteran Scott Peterson for the job.

Change from ‘protection to connection’ driving values

But RMR, well-managed costs and low attrition remain ‘key metrics’ for success, a panel at ESX says

NASHVILLE—Connected services are changing the industry and creating new business opportunities but are also posing some challenges, such as enticing telecom and cableco players into the market, a panel of industry experts said at the Electronic Security Expo here last week.

Introducing Security Industry Mentors: Meet the Class of 2012


For six years now, one of our most popular news stories of the year has been our annual “20 under 40” list of future leaders of the security industry.

ACA has new PE partner

Alarm company seals deal with Norwest Venture

MEDIA, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance, a national alarm company with $3.7 million in RMR, has a new financial partner, Norwest Venture Partners, which manages $3.7 billion in capital, Amy Kothari, CEO of Alarm Capital Alliance, told Security Systems News.