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Guardian Alarm acquires in Ohio

The Michigan company’s buy of ADS Security Systems adds accounts and highly valued technicians
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04/23/2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a super-regional based here, has strengthened its Ohio presence by acquiring ADS Security Systems, of Concord, Ohio, according to Guardian President David Goldstein.

Acquiring thy neighbor?

Best practices according to Jennings, Egan, Loud, Goldstein and Cerasuolo
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07/17/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—One of the best ways for security companies to build density is to acquire a local competitor, but there also are potential pitfalls when doing business in your backyard, according to five security company executives who have experience with these kinds of transactions.

Guardian Alarm acquires two in Michigan

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10/09/2012

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm Co., based here, recently added about 3,000 mostly residential accounts and $72,000 in RMR by acquiring two local competitors.

Guardian buys American Alarm

Deal brings $130k in RMR
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01/18/2012

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—In a deal that brings with it 5,000 accounts and $130,000 of RMR, Guardian Alarm, which is based here, has acquired Cleveland-based American Alarm.

Telco sheds alarm business

Guardian buys Cincinnati Bell’s security operations for $11.5m
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07/21/2011

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—At a time when many telcos are jumping into home security, Cincinnati Bell has decided to shed its home security business, though it will continue to have a cooperative marketing agreement with the buyer, Guardian Alarm Company, a super-regional security company based here.
Guardian paid $11.5 million for Cincinnati Bell’s alarm business, which included 15,000 accounts and 15 employees, Guardian president David Goldstein told Security Systems News.

Guardian Alarm acquires 2,600 accounts

Super-regional expands footprint
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09/22/2010

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm has acquired the accounts of five security firms spread between Michigan and Florida, adding a 70/30 resi/commercial mix of 2,600 monitored accounts to its portfolio. Company president David Goldstein said the acquisition “was the perfect fit for the blend of business Guardian believes in.”