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Habitec reaches milestone with acquisition

Acquires Bigelow Security, launches door-to-door initiative

TOLEDO, Ohio—With the Sept. 3 acquisition of Bigelow Security, full service security company Habitec Security reached an important milestone, $500,000 in RMR, John Smythe, Habitec president told Security Systems News.

'20 under 40' 2014—John Smythe


John Smythe, 32
President, Habitec Security, Holland, Ohio

How Habitec reduces false alarms

False dispatches dropped 57 percent since 2012 following a new subscriber opt-out policy

TOLEDO, Ohio—Habitec Security, a monitoring company headquartered here, continues to upgrade its robust false dispatch reduction strategy, and internal company metrics show those efforts are working.

How I Use My System

Talking panels and keypads with Kelly McFarland

Kelly McFarland, branch manager at Habitec Security, became acquainted with the security industry while in high school, working for his father who owned a security company in Columbus, Ohio.

Habitec cuts police dispatches 20 percent with ECV

Ohio-based company says customers embracing two-call verification

TOLEDO, Ohio—One month after implementing two-call verification for incoming alarms, Habitec Security reported a 20 percent decrease in false police dispatches and is on track to cut the rate even further, according to company President John Smythe.