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Smart dealers can benefit from smart thermostats

IHS: Added value can bring in more customers, cut attrition rate
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10/06/2015

AUSTIN, Texas—Smart and connected thermostats offer traditional resi dealers a way to make an impact in the home security market if they take the right approach, according to Omar Talpur, market analyst, security and building technologies, for IHS Technology.

Good news for dealers: Consumers still disappointed with DIY cameras

Satisfaction with other smart home devices slowly rising, Argus Insights says
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09/30/2015

LOS GATOS, Calif.—Consumers’ disappointment with DIY home security cameras could become a “renaissance” for traditional dealers, according to John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights. Customers need some help, he said, and dealers are positioned to do just that.

GHS gets $50m credit facility

Expansion into Texas, Arizona planned
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09/09/2015

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.—GHS Interactive Security, a provider of integrated security services for the residential and light commercial end markets, has secured a $50 million credit facility.

Habitec reaches milestone with acquisition

Acquires Bigelow Security, launches door-to-door initiative
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09/09/2015

TOLEDO, Ohio—With the Sept. 3 acquisition of Bigelow Security, full service security company Habitec Security reached an important milestone, $500,000 in RMR, John Smythe, Habitec president told Security Systems News.

Acquisition nets ADS 2,000 accounts, $50,000 more in RMR

Southeast company now has three offices in Georgia
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09/02/2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security now has three offices in Georgia and 2,000 more accounts thanks to the acquisition Vidalia, Ga.-based Bridgecom.

Alarm Detection Systems expands outside of Midwest

Safe Systems purchase brings second monitoring center and 10,000 accounts
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09/02/2015

AURORA, Ill.—In its biggest acquisition in 47 years, Alarm Detection Systems has acquired Safe Systems, a residential and commercial security business in Louisville, Colo.

Crime Prevention Security Systems widens Florida territory

Purchase of Scott Alarm brings in 1,100 accounts
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08/19/2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Crime Prevention Security Systems has acquired Scott Alarm, expanding its territory into Northeast Florida.

Alliance’s new VP targets increasing growth

Miller’s goal is 100,000 installs in 2016
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08/19/2015

CRANSTON, R.I.—In his new role as VP at booming security and home automation provider Alliance Security, Travis Miller, a former Monitronics director, will focus on the company’s increasing expansion.

Growing strong in the Southeast to the tune of $25m in sales

Power Home Technologies takes proactive approach
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08/18/2015

RICHMOND, Va.—Power Home Technologies CEO Ben Brookhart started his career selling alarm systems right out of college. He knew it was the right fit for him, and eventually he decided to start his own company.

Study: Cablecos, telecoms stake claim in resi market

Traditional players need to get with the program, expert says
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08/12/2015

DALLAS—Forty percent of new security monitoring subscribers are signing with nontraditional providers, according to Tom Kerber, Parks Associates director of research, home controls and energy.

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