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ADS Security acquires fifth company this year

Cerasuolo says deal marks ‘our biggest year in acquisitions’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a super-regional electronic security and automation company based here, has acquired 1,600 customer accounts from Sanders Security of Dothan, Ala., marking its fifth acquisition of the year.

The art of the security deal

Loud, Bitton, Duffy and Cerasuolo talk navigating the acquisition landscape

YARMOUTH, Maine—From first meetings with a prospective seller to closing on the final deal, navigating the complicated acquisition landscape can be daunting. That’s why Security Systems News asked four residential companies who are active acquirers—LOUD Security, ADS Security, Per Mar Security Services and Supreme Security Systems—to provide an inside look at what it takes to get a good deal done.

ADS Security acquires fourth company in six months

Busy super-regional surpasses $3m in RMR

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a super-regional security and automation company based here, has acquired customer accounts from Alarm Specialists of Cocoa, Fla. The purchase adds approximately 1,600 accounts—60 percent residential and 40 percent commercial—that will be serviced by ADS’s Melbourne, Fla. office.

ADS acquires third company in five months

Latest acquisition expands footprint in Florida

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a super-regional security and automation company headquartered here, has acquired customer accounts from DetectAlert of Melbourne, Fla. The fold-in deal includes four employees and approximately 1,300 accounts that will be handled out of the existing ADS office in Melbourne.

ADS Security expands North Carolina market with latest acquisition

Purchase of Central Carolina Security marks 20th branch for ADS

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a super-regional headquartered here, has acquired customer accounts from Central Carolina Security of Sanford, N.C., and will retain the Sanford location, marking the 20th branch for ADS.

Resi security industry preps for ISC West

New technology, meeting vendors tops ‘to-do’ lists

YARMOUTH, Maine—With ISC West right around the corner, Security Systems News asked some leading players on the residential security side to share their game plans for this year’s show at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, April 5-8.

ADS Security launches initiatives to retain resi customers, grow commercial side

Super-regional nears $3 million in RMR

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has hit the ground running in 2016 with aggressive campaigns to maintain residential customers while growing its commercial business, and a continued strong pace of acquisitions.

Monitoring companies foresee benefits from ADT/Protection 1 merger

Five leading monitoring companies share views on megamerger

YARMOUTH, Maine—Monitoring companies have an opportunity to attract new business, new dealers and new employees in the wake of the planned ADT/Protection 1 merger, according to five leading monitoring companies who spoke to Security Systems News.

How I Use My System: Domenic Cipollone


Domenic Cipollone, regional VP and general manager middle Tennessee and Kentucky, He is responsible for four branch locations and their overall profitability. He started in the alarm industry “right out of college,” 28 years ago and joined ADS two years ago. Security Systems News talked with him in early January about the system he has at home.

ADS buys SAFECO’s accounts

Company increases presence in Alabama

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security completed its first acquisition of 2016, bringing in 1,300 accounts from Security and Fire Equipment Co. (SAFECO) of Northport, Ala.