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BeON Home gets $2.9 million

Erchak predicts BeON will be a ‘no brainer’ add-on for security dealers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—BeON Home, a startup provider of Bluetooth smart-home lighting protection system, has closed a $2.9 million funding round.

ADS buys SAFECO’s accounts

Company increases presence in Alabama

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security completed its first acquisition of 2016, bringing in 1,300 accounts from Security and Fire Equipment Co. (SAFECO) of Northport, Ala.

Redwire creates a resi division

Doug Smith said resi account acquisition possible in 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Redwire, a commercially focused security company based here, is getting into residential security.

LOUD finalizes last acquisition of 2015

Deal brought the company 800 accounts on New Year’s Eve

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security acquired Nash Security on Dec. 31, John Loud, company president, told Security Systems News, and more are on the way in 2016.

Dillard Alarm Company links growth to acquisition

Company grew 33 percent this past year

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—Dillard Alarm Company grew 33 percent in 2015, according to president and CEO Troy Dillard, who linked the growth to service and upgrades on accounts from an acquisition.

Panel: Biz can learn lessons from smart home tech

It should be easy to enter commercial market, they say

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Smart home technology can and should bleed over into commercial market, especially for small business, according to three platform providers who spoke at the Cloud+ conference, held here.

Study: Smart home offerings drive resi security

21M households are monitored

DALLAS—Smart home offerings have boosted residential security by more than 15 percent in the past two years, according to Parks Associates in its report, “The New Face of Home Security—2015 Edition.”

ADT wins first round against Capital Connect

Gets prelim injunction against Monitronics dealer

BOCA RATON, Fla.—A U.S. District Court granted ADT’s request for a preliminary injunction against Capital Connect, a Monitronics alarm dealer, barring the company and its sales force from allegedly making false claims to ADT customers. The next step will be to take the case to trial, David Bleisch, ADT general counsel, told Security Systems News.

Bates Security considers border crossing

Company acquires 1,500 new accounts in acquisition

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Full-service provider Bates Security, based here, is looking to organic growth but moving outside of Kentucky also “is a natural option for us,” Jeremy Bates told Security Systems News.

ADS buys fourth company this year

Integrated Systems brings density in Alabama

NASHVILLE, Tenn—ADS Security has acquired 550 customers and two new employees with the acquisition of Integrated Systems of Opelika, Ala., Tom Cooney, ADS senior vice president told Security Systems News.



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?