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AlarmForce names third CEO in less than two years

Toronto-based company has yet to resolve suit brought by Joel Matlin
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05/06/2015

TORONTO—Graham Badun is the new president and CEO of AlarmForce Industries, its third leader in less than two years.

First Response acquires competitor

Oregon company boosts RMR by $5,000
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05/06/2015

BEAVERTON, Ore.—First Response Systems, an installation, monitoring and alarm response company based here, has acquired one of its competitors, ESDS Corporation, also based here.

B Safe acquires two more

Company has increased RMR 15 percent in past year
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04/29/2015

WILMINGTON, Del.—Regional security company B Safe, in acquisition mode, has increased its RMR some 15 percent to about $335,000 over the past year, and it’s looking for 35 percent more growth in 2015, according to customer service manager Mary Cakir.

BeON seeks to secure those who don’t want traditional tech

‘Preventative’ LED light system designed to win over resistant homeowners
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04/27/2015

LAS VEGAS—A startup has set its sights—or rather, its lights—on a market that has been elusive for decades. BeON is targeting homeowners who have no intention of investing in home security systems.

N.C. provider ready to get growing

Family-run company looks to home automation, acquisitions, new construction
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04/22/2015

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Superior Quality Security, a provider of residential and small business systems, is looking to grow through home automation offerings, acquisitions and new partnerships with homebuilders.

Dealers: Grow through differentiating, new technology

Turn challenges into opportunity in today’s marketplace, they say
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04/15/2015

LAS VEGAS—Brand awareness and embracing technological advances like video verification, home automation and the cloud are among the main challenges facing mid-size security dealers today, according to three dealers attending the DMP Owners Forum here.

Z-Wave Alliance aims for big debut at big show

Member pavilion at ISC West to feature demo from atop Mount Everest
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04/08/2015

CARLSBAD, Calif.—The Z-Wave Alliance made its presence known at ISC West in a big way this year—including broadcasting a live home automation demonstration from the top of the world.

Survey: Dealers cite cost as barrier to adding home automation

That’s a misperception, says Icontrol’s Greg Roberts
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04/08/2015

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—A majority of residential security dealers thinks adding home automation services to their traditional offerings is cost prohibitive. That’s a big misperception, according to Greg Roberts, VP of marketing for Icontrol, and one that could put providers at a significant disadvantage in today’s marketplace.

Elite, Evolve move in together

Security, solar partners share new facility, resources
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04/01/2015

LEHI, Utah—Elite Home Security and Evolve Solar have moved into a new, 20,000-square-foot facility here to optimize their year-old partnership.

Private equity firm buys Ackerman Security

In its first security industry investment, Toronto PE goes for super-regional
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04/01/2015

TORONTO—Imperial Capital Group of Toronto has acquired super-regional Ackerman Security.

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SSN News Poll August 2015

Physical security information management—PSIM—software has been around for a decade, but disagreement about what PSIM is and where it belongs persists. PSIM is projected to grow in the North American market by $1.3 billion by 2019. How do you view PSIM?

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