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Bell Aliant now securing homes in Atlantic Canada

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05/07/2013

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—Bell Aliant, a telecommunications company based here, has made its NextGen Home Security system available in Atlantic Canada, according to a company statement.

Comcast: 'We’re not just a cable company anymore'

It offers Xfinity Home security and is creating Xfinity Customer Centers to showcase and sell the product
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05/01/2013

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast was a leader among telecoms and cablecos entering the security market, launching Xfinity Home in 2010. Now it’s on the leading edge of a new trend of selling home security in retail stores—opening more than 40 Xfinity Customer Centers nationwide, with more on the way.

ADT launches 2013 safety data index

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04/26/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently released its first annual Safety Data Index, a survey examining the safety and lifestyle habits of Americans, according to a company statement.

AT&T launches Digital Life in 15 new markets

The telecom also is making a big push to sell its home security/home automation product in AT&T retail stores
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04/26/2013

DALLAS—After successful trials of Digital Life last year here and in Atlanta, AT&T today launched the home security/home automation service in 15 additional major markets nationwide, ranging from San Francisco to Miami.

Bates Security’s new home fits its growth

The Lexington, Ky. company outgrew its old office because revenues and employees keep on increasing
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04/19/2013

LEXINGTON, KY.—Bates Security, based here, has grown so much in recent years that it had to move to a larger building. Now it’s holding a grand opening for its new location on April 25, and also celebrating the fact that business has increased steadily year after year despite the economic downturn.

Vision Security gets new $35m credit facility, new president

Loan from The PrivateBank creates new opportunities for door-knocking company; CFO Dan Noble gets promotion
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04/17/2013

LAS VEGAS—Vision Security’s new $35 million credit facility will strengthen the company’s unique “hybrid” business strategy of being both Security Networks’ leading dealer and retaining some accounts in house, according to Vision founder and CEO Rob Harris.

ACA/My Alarm Center adds CFO to help handle growth

With about $4.5 million in RMR and plans for expansion in 2013, company hires finance veteran Scott Peterson
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04/10/2013

MEDIA, Pa., and NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance, which also does business as My Alarm Center, is growing so much that it has created a CFO position and hired industry finance veteran Scott Peterson for the job.

Vision Security closes $35 million credit facility

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04/09/2013

OREM, Utah—Vision Security, a provider of home automation and monitoring services, recently secured a $35 million syndicated loan transaction with The PrivateBank and Trust, according to a Vision statement.

Traditional security company goes retail

The Alarm Company’s new store in a strip mall draws customers, creates buzz and is part of a new trend
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03/27/2013

MADISON, Miss.—The Alarm Company, located in an isolated industrial park for years, moved in September to a strip mall on a busy road here. Going retail has attracted customers, generated lots of free publicity and is the wave of the future, according to company owner Tony Collums.

ADT goes 'Undercover'

Company exec poses as entry-level employee on TV reality show to learn inner workings of operation
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03/27/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—“James” is a tough former Marine, but he found his first day working at an ADT central station daunting.

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