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Custom Alarm recognized as a women-owned business

New designation boosting sales in new construction market
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05/18/2016

ROCHESTER, Minn.—Custom Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, has been certified as a women-owned business on the state level and on the federal level through the Small Business Association.  

Dealers find new way to connect with customers

Alarm.com’s Customer Connections is designed to create loyalty and upsell opportunities
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05/18/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—SMS Security Systems’ Scott Stellfox and Kevin Buckland of True Steel Security say Alarm.com’s Customer Connections is a great way to keep in touch with customers, upsell and lower attrition.

ADS acquires third company in five months

Latest acquisition expands footprint in Florida
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05/11/2016

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.

Guardian Alarm successfully targets millennials

Super-regional sees results from an overhauled website, new marketing and sales strategy
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05/09/2016

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, has revamped its website, hired a marketing company, and bolstered its sales team as part of an overall successful strategy in capturing more tech-savvy millennial customers.

Supreme Security makes two acquisitions

Company poised for growth with new accounts
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05/04/2016

UNION, N.J.—Supreme Security Systems, a regional security company based here, has acquired Homeguard Alarm Systems, based in Fair Haven, N.J., and CWR Security Systems, Inc., a residential, commercial and industrial security company with more than 30 years of experience serving Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey.

ADT loses appeal in case against Alder, formerly APT

Alder’s Christian: ‘We do things the right way’
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05/04/2016

SALT LAKE CITY—Alder, formerly Alarm Protection Technology or APT, recently prevailed in a legal battle with ADT, which had alleged that Alarm Protection Technology engaged in trademark infringement and fraudulent and deceptive sales tactics.

Vivint gets $100m investment from Peter Thiel, Mitt Romney’s investment firm

Pedersen: Investment is ‘huge validation of what we have built’
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04/27/2016

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home on April 27 announced a $100 million strategic investment from Peter Thiel and Solamere Capital, an investment firm founded by Tagg Romney, Eric Scheuermann and Spencer Zwick, and chaired by Mitt Romney.

Per Mar expands new construction capabilities with latest deal

Acquisition of Northern Wisconsin Security & Sound brings 800 accounts and new office
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04/13/2016

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a super-regional based here, has acquired Northern Wisconsin Security & Sound, of Arbor Vitae, Wis., a company with particular expertise in the new home construction market, according to Per Mar president Brian Duffy.

Select Security reaches $1m in RMR

Growing company prepares for ‘big announcement’ in DIY Space
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04/05/2016

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, based here, has reached $1 million in RMR following several years of rapid growth both organically and through acquisition. Select Security president Steve Firestone told Security Systems News, “We are getting ready to make a big announcement in the DIY space within the next four- to six weeks.”

Nortek Security & Control brings 2GIG video solutions to resi market

Cameras make life easier for dealers, homeowners
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03/30/2016

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control, a security and home control company located here, recently announced its full line of new 2GIG IP video solutions for the residential and small business markets, where the company sees a growing demand for these products and services.

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SSN News Poll July 2016

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