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Alarm.com launches homebuilder program

Program connects dealers with growing number of buyers who want smart homes
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07/11/2018

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com, a platform for the intelligently connected property, announced a comprehensive homebuilder program that includes new hardware and service plans designed to facilitate partnerships between homebuilders and Alarm.com's service provider partners and security dealers.

SimpliSafe now backed by PE firm Hellman & Friedman

DIY security provider to focus on increasing market penetration
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07/03/2018

BOSTON—SimpliSafe, a provider of DIY installed home security systems, on June 29 announced an investment from private equity firm Hellman & Friedman to accelerate SimpliSafe’s growth and expansion of the home security market. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

Vivint Smart Home and Google collaborate

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06/27/2018

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home announced a collaboration with Google to make every new Vivint smart home voice-enabled using the Google Assistant. Vivint is giving voice control to every new customer by including two Google Home Mini devices with every smart home system, and adding Nest Thermostat E and Google Wifi as options in its smart home suite.

Select announces several more purchases

Collection of acquisitions announced two months after batch of five other buys
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06/11/2018

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security in early June announced a variety of acquisitions, one in New Jersey, one in New Mexico, and two in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.

Proguard secures credit facility, makes first buy

Company acquires Allied Security Group, adds nearly 2,000 accounts
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06/06/2018

BASALT, Colo.—Proguard Protection Services Inc., a full-service, family owned security company based here, announced recently that it secured a $2.75 million senior secured credit facility through CIBC Bank, and completed its first acquisition—the purchase of more than 1,900 accounts and other assets from Allied Security Group of Breckenridge, Colo.

ADS makes second buy in Miss. this month

Company acquires Alarm One in Columbus, adds 1,400 accounts
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05/30/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional security and automation company headquartered here, made its second buy in Mississippi this month with the completed acquisition of approximately 1,400 customer accounts of Alarm One Inc. in Columbus. The newly acquired accounts will be serviced by ADS Security’s existing branch in Columbus.

Amherst Alarm acquires in New York

This buy is the company’s 10th purchase in its 34-year history
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05/30/2018

AMHERST, N.Y.—Amherst Alarm, a full service security company based here, gained 8,000 accounts with its purchase of Eastern States Sentinel Alarm Service of West Seneca, N.Y., the company announced today.

BBB teams with security industry to fight fraud

Louisiana State Fire Marshal leads news conference on stopping deceptive sales practices
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05/23/2018

BATON ROUGE, La.—As one of the leading states for deceptive sales practices, Louisiana consumers will be targets of deceptive doorknockers this summer who con them into switching their alarm service.

ADS buys, opens new branch in Mississippi

Company acquired The Alarm Company of Jackson, Miss.
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05/04/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security on May 1 announced its purchase of The Alarm Company, based in Jackson, Miss., a location that ADS will keep as its second branch in Mississippi and its 23rd branch overall.

Doyle Security Systems recognized as good place to work

Company ranked number 12 among medium sized businesses in New York State
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05/02/2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems was recently recognized on Best Companies Group’s annual list of top employers.

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SSN News Poll June 2019

ISC West 2019 wrapped up in Las Vegas April 12 after another highly successful event with packed aisles on the trade show floor and in the educational sessions. This month’s News Poll looks to gauge your experience at this year’s ISC West.