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Illinois fire districts open up to commercial fire monitoring

New ordinances allow commercial customers to choose any fire alarm monitoring, but one company may have ‘tremendous market advantage’
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10/21/2013

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—After an appeals court ruling this summer saying public fire districts can’t monopolize fire alarm monitoring, two fire districts recently passed new ordinances allowing commercial fire alarm companies to compete in those markets.

ADT gets new CFO

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10/15/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Michael Geltzeiler will join ADT as the company’s new chief financial officer, ADT announced this week.

ADT settles its lawsuits against Vision Security and Security One over deceptive sales practices

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10/10/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced today that it has settled its lawsuit against Florida-based Security Networks and its Utah-based affiliate Vision Security, requiring those companies to pay $2.2 million in damages.

ADT license flap led police to stop responding to alarms

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10/09/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—When ADT failed to give some insurance documentation to the city of Colorado Springs, the city recently invalidated the company’s license and stopped sending police to investigate routine intrusion alarms, according to NBC affiliate KOAA-TV.

After delay, Vector pays couple’s cancellation penalty

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10/09/2013

MONROE, N.C.—A North Carolina couple that switched from ADT to Vector Security says that Vector offered to pay the $578 cancellation fee they would owe ADT.

ADT to offer $1 billion in senior notes

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09/23/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—The ADT Corporation plans to offer $1 billion in senior unsecured notes, due 2021, to qualified institutional buyers in the United States, pursuant to federal and state regulations, the company announced today.

Another shake-up at the top for DEFENDER Direct

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Just last year, I wrote about leadership changes at DEFENDER Direct, the country’s leading ADT dealer, when longtime employee Marcia Barnes took over as CEO and president, replacing company founder David Lindsey, who was stepping down to do philanthropic work.

Now, about 15 months later, Barnes is out and Lindsey is back in his old job, according to a recent news release from the Indianapolis-based company.

Here’s some of what the company had to say:
 

Lindsey replaces Marcia Barnes, who has left the company to pursue other business interests. …  “The board and I are grateful for Marcia’s 13 years of leadership in the company, which helped us achieve our strong growth,” said Lindsey.  “Our company is at an exciting point in its journey and I look forward to continuing that momentum.”

The release also said that, “the company has named Brad Cumings as chief marketing officer and has promoted Scott DeNardin to the role of regional VP of its HVAC business division.”

Founded in 1998, DEFENDER bills itself as the nation’s leading ADT dealer. It has more than 2,400 employees in 50 states and more than 140 branch offices, according to the company. Its residential services include offerings from Williams Comfort Air, a heating, cooling and plumbing company.

Barnes had been with the company since its early years and worked closely with Lindsey, rising to the rank of president before she became CEO. I’ve got a call in to DEFENDER to learn more about what the latest leadership change will mean for the company. Stay posted!

 

ADT installers, techs unionize in North Carolina

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08/30/2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—A group of The ADT Corp. employees in North Carolina has joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), according to that union.

Former Security Networks CEO Rich Perry mulls next move

Perry looks to 'find the right situation, grow another business'
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08/21/2013

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—With the Aug. 16 close of the Monitronics-Security Networks deal behind him, former Security Networks CEO Rich Perry is taking some time off, but he’s spending some of that time thinking about his next venture in the security industry.

ADT celebrates birthday with community-service launch

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08/16/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, the largest residential-security company in North America, plans to celebrate its 139th birthday with the launch of ADT Always Cares, a community-service program.

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