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LOUD Security acquires company, will launch DIY division

Business booming with both commercial and resi
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06/01/2016

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security, based here, recently purchased 400 accounts from Saturn Security Systems of Newnan, Ga.

ADT warns of rise in deceptive sales practices

CSAA, ESA and BBB join ADT for press conference in Utah
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05/31/2016

SALT LAKE CITY—With the summer door-knocking season upon us, the Better Business Bureau held a news conference here May 25 to address the fact that a handful of Utah home security companies are responsible for the majority of questionable sales practices occurring within the security industry.

Security ONE acquires Homematix Systems

Deal strengthens foothold in Ontario, particularly with homebuilders
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05/25/2016

LEAMINGTON, Ontario—Security ONE Alarm Systems, a security and automation company headquartered here, has acquired Homematix Systems. The complete fold-in includes the company’s 500 accounts, its office in London, Ontario, and approximately 10 employees, comprising administrative and sales staff as well as technicians.

Custom Alarm recognized as a women-owned business

New designation boosting sales in new construction market
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05/18/2016

ROCHESTER, Minn.—Custom Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, has been certified as a women-owned business on the state level and on the federal level through the Small Business Association.  

Dealers find new way to connect with customers

Alarm.com’s Customer Connections is designed to create loyalty and upsell opportunities
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05/18/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—SMS Security Systems’ Scott Stellfox and Kevin Buckland of True Steel Security say Alarm.com’s Customer Connections is a great way to keep in touch with customers, upsell and lower attrition.

ADS acquires third company in five months

Latest acquisition expands footprint in Florida
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05/11/2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a super-regional security and automation company headquartered here, has acquired customer accounts from DetectAlert of Melbourne, Fla. The fold-in deal includes four employees and approximately 1,300 accounts that will be handled out of the existing ADS office in Melbourne.

Guardian Alarm successfully targets millennials

Super-regional sees results from an overhauled website, new marketing and sales strategy
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05/09/2016

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, has revamped its website, hired a marketing company, and bolstered its sales team as part of an overall successful strategy in capturing more tech-savvy millennial customers.

ADT loses appeal in case against Alder, formerly APT

Alder’s Christian: ‘We do things the right way’
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05/04/2016

SALT LAKE CITY—Alder, formerly Alarm Protection Technology or APT, recently prevailed in a legal battle with ADT, which had alleged that Alarm Protection Technology engaged in trademark infringement and fraudulent and deceptive sales tactics.

Supreme Security makes two acquisitions

Company poised for growth with new accounts
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05/04/2016

UNION, N.J.—Supreme Security Systems, a regional security company based here, has acquired Homeguard Alarm Systems, based in Fair Haven, N.J., and CWR Security Systems, Inc., a residential, commercial and industrial security company with more than 30 years of experience serving Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey.

Vivint gets $100m investment from Peter Thiel, Mitt Romney’s investment firm

Pedersen: Investment is ‘huge validation of what we have built’
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04/27/2016

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home on April 27 announced a $100 million strategic investment from Peter Thiel and Solamere Capital, an investment firm founded by Tagg Romney, Eric Scheuermann and Spencer Zwick, and chaired by Mitt Romney.

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SSN News Poll February 2017

The Cloud+ conference, held in Austin, Texas, at the end of November, addressed key issues—such as concerns with cloud technologies and the cloud’s future in physical security. The cloud's place in security has been an ongoing conversation. How are you approaching the cloud?