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NorthStar doubles credit facility to $80m

Organic growth primary goal, CEO says
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03/04/2015

OREM, Utah—NorthStar Alarm Services has increased its credit facility to $80 million, doubling it in 20 months, according to CEO Jason Christensen.

Complete Home is key to Guardian’s California growth strategy

Two new offices are part of blueprint for Complete Home
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03/03/2015

FRESNO, Calif.—Complete Home Security and Services, a newly authorized dealer for Guardian Protection Services, plans to expand Guardian’s coverage on the West Coast in the next few months.

'Gone Girl' for the win

Film receives annual award for using security tech in plot
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02/26/2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—The winner of the 2015 Morepheus Award is David Fincher, film director of the thriller, “Gone Girl.”

Joel Matlin launches new alarm company: Think Protection

Ousted founder of AlarmForce is back
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02/25/2015

TORONTO—Joel Matlin, founder of AlarmForce, is launching a new alarm company called Think Protection.

AT&T’s Petersen explains Digital Life ‘seamless hub’ strategy

Adding Samsung, Lutron, Qualcomm and LG Electronics to the equation eases customization
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02/18/2015

ATLANTA—AT&T’s plan to become a central, seamless hub that integrates a variety of systems into its Digital Life platform is becoming a reality, according to Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life.

Vivint boss goes undercover

TV show experience offers insights
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02/18/2015

PROVO, Utah—Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen’s incognito stint on “Undercover Boss” prompted him to make some “tweaks” in his business, he said.

Defender’s Boyce promoted to CEO

Continued growth, philanthropy, training his main aims
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01/28/2015

INDIANAPOLIS—Jim Boyce has been promoted from president to president and CEO of Defender, a provider of residential security and home automation services and the largest ADT dealer in the country.

And the Morepheus Award goes to …

Company shines spotlight on films that accurately depict security tech while also emphasizing high-end homeowner awareness
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01/28/2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—The Oscars are right around the corner. Forget about Best Actress or Best Supporting Actor, who should receive the Morepheus Award?

U.S. Cellular gets into security

Telecom has rolled out its DIY security system; Iowa and Tulsa, Okla., are first test markets
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01/26/2015

CHICAGO—U.S. Cellular, the newest telecom player to enter the security space, has launched OnLook Digital System, a self-installed security and home automation system.

CSG is three for three

Company acquires Allied Protective Systems
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01/21/2015

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group has added 6,000 customers and boosted its RMR to more than $7 million with its acquisition of Allied Protective Systems, its third buy in three months.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?