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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.

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.

Habitec revamps central, moves HQ, implements mobile initiatives

App-based services easier to offer with new resources and upgraded infrastructure

HOLLAND, Ohio—Additional space is only one of the benefits of Habitec Security’s move, last week, into its new headquarters here.

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.