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Select Security acquires three companies

Expansion includes new hires to help support growth

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, a super regional security company based here, recently completed the purchase of Owensboro, Ky.-based Level 5 Systems, Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Sea Dog Security, and Charlotte, N.C.-based Guardian Systems, adding three new branch offices, and expanding into the North and South Carolina markets. The three deals add approximately 2,000 new accounts for Select Security.

DEFENDERS hits 1.5 million customer mark

Jim Boyce credits the company’s culture

INDIANAPOLIS—DEFENDERS, the largest ADT dealer, announced in early October that it has now protected more than 1.5 million customers.

American Alarm and Communications receives $25m


BOSTON—Citizens Bank on Oct. 4 announced today that Citizens Commercial Banking’s Security Finance Group is providing a $25 million credit facility to American Alarm and Communications.

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.

Global smart home market to see strong growth

Americas region to grow at a CAGR of 32.43 percent

LONDON—The global smart home M2M market, which was at $19.5 billion in 2015, is set to grow to $96.5 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of nearly 35 percent, according to a recent study from global research firm Technavio.

Owen Security acquires

Company now has about 4,500 accounts

CALHOUN, Ga.—Owen Security Solutions, an alarm company based here, acquired the account base of Davis Security Services, totaling more than 1,100 accounts.

NorthStar Alarm sees benefits after moving

LED screen on the new building helps with local visibility

OREM, Utah—After NorthStar Alarm Services moved into a new 30,000 square foot facility here, the company was able to improve internal communications, bring the company together more and increase local recognition.

My Alarm Center's new business model driving success

Organic growth strategy, new DIY division paying dividends

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center, a super-regional security company with a rapidly evolving national presence, is coming off an impressive year of organic growth, complemented by the success of its new DIY division, LivSecure.

B Safe makes fourth acquisition of the year

Company ‘approaching’ $500,000 in RMR

WILMINGTON, Del.—B Safe, a regional provider of security and fire alarms in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, made its fourth acquisition of the year in July with the purchase of Eyes On You Security of Bear, Del. This deal follows the acquisition of Delaware Electric Signal in March, and two companies in New Jersey in Feb., adding approximately 4,500 total new accounts.

Titan Alarm acquires again

CEO Proudfit says two more deals expected by month’s end

PHOENIX—Titan Alarm, a security, access, fire and surveillance company based here, made its second acquisition of the year with the purchase of 440 accounts from Giant Security Systems, Inc., also based here.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?