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Alarm Detection Systems reaches 50th anniversary

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08/29/2018

AURORA, Ill.—50 years ago, Bob Bonifas got started in the security industry with a Dictograph Security Systems franchise here, with the name Alarm Detection Systems.

New positions at ADS, Rapid Response

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Updated Feb. 13, 2015

Alarm Detection Systems, based in Aurora, Ill., sought to strengthen its executive team by promoting six people to new roles. And today, as I write this, Rapid Response is looking to fill 70 or more positions for its headquarters in Syracuse N.Y.

Alarm Detection Systems acquires Norshore Alarm

Deal includes 2,100 accounts and about $80K in RMR
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06/06/2012

AURORA, Ill.—Alarm Detection Systems, based here, has expanded its footprint in northern Illinois by acquiring Norshore Alarm Co. and its 2,100 accounts, ADS announced on May 29.

Stranded in the South Atlantic

Industry vet Bob Bonifas spends 10 days on remote island
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04/27/2012

AURORA, Ill.—As a veteran of the alarm industry, Bob Bonifas knows how important redundancy is for central stations. As a global adventurer recently stranded on a sub-Antarctic island, he now knows it’s crucial for passenger ships, too.