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Global smart home market to see strong growth

Americas region to grow at a CAGR of 32.43 percent
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09/14/2016

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
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09/14/2016

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
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08/31/2016

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
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08/17/2016

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
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08/03/2016

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
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08/03/2016

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.

Select Security expands into Virginia

Egan says Select is ‘just getting started’ with purchase of 5 Star Security
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07/27/2016

LANCASTER, Pa.—Just one month after securing a $55 million credit facility with Goldman Sachs, Select Security, a super-regional security company based here, has acquired 5 Star Security, a Bluemont, Va.-based high-end residential company.

The art of the security deal

Loud, Bitton, Duffy and Cerasuolo talk navigating the acquisition landscape
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07/27/2016

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.

Smart home adoption to benefit security

Parks Associates: Home security systems will finally surpass the 20 percent penetration rate
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07/20/2016

DALLAS—Market research firm Parks Associates, based here, is predicting that an increase in smart home controllers will drive the adoption of home security systems—moving the penetration rate of home security systems past the 20 percent mark up to 26 percent by 2020.

Shiver Security revving up resi plans

Dealer packaging Honeywell products to capture smart home market
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07/13/2016

MASON, Ohio—Shiver Security, a commercially focused security company based here, is revving up its resi plans for 2016 following a successful first year of marketing and growing the business.

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SSN News Poll November 2016

ASIS International's 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits sparked a lot of conversations about the technologies and issues within the industry today. Which technologies were most talked about, and what are the industry's biggest challenges?