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B Safe acquires two in New Jersey

The Delaware-based regional expands its NJ presence with the acquisitions
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02/19/2014

WILMINGTON, Del.—B Safe, based here, recently made two buys in New Jersey, giving the company more depth in that state, according to Mary Cakir, customer service manager for the regional security and fire company.

Brink’s getting back into home security?

Company’s CEO says it is considering re-entry
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02/06/2014

RICHMOND, Va.—Brink’s got out of the home security market in 2008 but may be reentering that market, the company’s CEO said recently.

GHS expands into southern California market

The door-knocking company is adding some traditional resi and light commercial sales to its mix and ramping up its Independent Partner program
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02/05/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—GHS Interactive Security, a new home security company based here, announced this week that it is expanding into southern California with the hire of Shaun Carpenter, an industry veteran who has run large dealer programs in that area for the past 10 years.

ADT releases Q1 results—and stock price drops

But Imperial Capital maintains ‘outperform’ rating on ADT, saying it expects ‘positive catalysts’ from the company in 2014
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01/30/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Although The ADT Corp. reported Jan. 30 that ADT Pulse take rates and recurring revenue were up in its latest quarter, it also said net income decreased 27 percent in that period—and its share price tumbled.

Sizing up Google’s smart home play

Experts say the security industry should pay attention to the Internet services provider’s multimillion-dollar buy of a maker of intelligent thermostats and smoke alarms; they don't rule out a Google security offering
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01/29/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security companies should take note of Google’s recent expansion into the connected home with its $3.2 billion buy of smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs, industry experts tell Security Systems News.

American Alarm expands in Rhode Island

The company adds density with the acquisition of a longtime alarm company and is looking to further grow its New England footprint in 2014
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01/27/2014

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm and Communications, based here, announced this week that it has acquired AAA Custom Alarm Systems of Warwick, R.I. The buy adds density to American Alarm’s existing operations in Rhode Island and unites under one roof several companies with a long history together.

New niche website caters to summer sales industry

Summersales.info aims to help with recruiting
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01/22/2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Sales leaders and door-knocking companies, a new website called Summersales.info is for you, according to its founder and president, Jeremy Crane.

ADT: Consumer Electronics Show 'very important'

The event is productive for the security company on many fronts
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01/21/2014

LAS VEGAS—The annual Consumer Electronics Show didn’t used to loom so large on ADT’s radar. But 2014 marks the second year in a row the security giant has had a booth at CES and the company now views it an event not to be missed, according to Tony Wells, ADT SVP and chief marketing officer.

Vivint outgrows its Innovation Center

It is moving to a new facility three times larger than the one it opened last year
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01/15/2014

LEHI, Utah—One year after opening a 30,000-square-foot Innovation Center here, Vivint has outgrown its current facility and is now planning to move the center to a new building nearby that’s about three times the size of the existing center.

Interface sells Hawk Security to ACA

Purchase grows ACA ‘20 percent overnight’ and gives it brick and mortar in Texas
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01/15/2014

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance had a robust 2013, with RMR growing nearly 14 percent and gross revenues by about 23 percent. Now, its purchase of Interface Security Systems’ Hawk Security adds immediate growth for 2014 and gives the company a new strategic position in Texas that promises even more.

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SSN News Poll June 2014

ADT is going after the small business market, launching targeted offerings for specific verticals: retail, food and beverage, clinical, professional offices and mechanical. The company says there's lot of untapped opportunity because only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security. What are your thoughts on that market?

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