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Defender’s Boyce promoted to CEO

Continued growth, philanthropy, training his main aims
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01/28/2015

INDIANAPOLIS—Jim Boyce has been promoted from president to president and CEO of Defender, a provider of residential security and home automation services and the largest ADT dealer in the country.

U.S. Cellular gets into security

Telecom has rolled out its DIY security system; Iowa and Tulsa, Okla., are first test markets
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01/26/2015

CHICAGO—U.S. Cellular, the newest telecom player to enter the security space, has launched OnLook Digital System, a self-installed security and home automation system.

CSG is three for three

Company acquires Allied Protective Systems
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01/21/2015

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group has added 6,000 customers and boosted its RMR to more than $7 million with its acquisition of Allied Protective Systems, its third buy in three months.

Acquisition pushes NorthStar to more than $2m in RMR

Purchase of Vision Security assets brings in 8,000 accounts, solar division
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01/21/2015

OREM, Utah—NorthStar Alarm has acquired the 8,000 accounts and physical assets of residential alarm security company Vision Security, both based here. It also has acquired an interest in Vision’s solar business, which will be run as a separate entity.

SAFE gets $25 million

Taking door-knocking nationwide only one element of 2015 enhancements
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01/14/2015

SAN RAMON, Calif.—SAFE Security, with a recent $25 million credit facility from Prospect Capital, is planning a number of innovations to better serve its customer base, according to Paul Sargenti, president and CEO.

Small Texas company makes big strides

Former Devcon exec attributes success to strong work ethic
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01/14/2015

CROWLEY, Texas—After hitting the ground running in July 2013, Sentry Security Solutions anticipates big financial gains this year.

ADT Canada's new president starts today

Andrea Martin to accelerate growth in Canada, oversee Protectron integration
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01/11/2015

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Andrea Martin begins her new job as president, ADT Canada today. ADT, based here, announced Martin's appointment to this newly created role on Jan. 8.

One Source Security keen on keyless locks

20-year-old firm does some automation, but locksmith division is main driver for its residential business
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01/09/2015

MERRIMACK, N.H.—One Source Security and Automation’s residential focus as it enters its 21st year is on keyless locks—by card, keypad, fob or finger.

Maine provider keeps on growing

Cunningham Security Systems to acquire
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01/07/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Residential and commercial provider Cunningham Security Systems anticipates acquiring 2,000 monitored accounts by the end of the first quarter of 2015.

‘Traditional’ family business adapts, prospers in changing climate

Holmes Security Systems sees residential accounts grow
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12/10/2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—On the heels of a busy and accolades-filled year, family-run and century-old Holmes Security Systems looks forward to an aggressive 2015.

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SSN News Poll March 2015

Many gadgets aimed at the home automation market were showcased at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show—some look useful while others sound farfetched. What's your input on the latest home automation widgets?

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