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Resi security industry preps for ISC West

New technology, meeting vendors tops ‘to-do’ lists
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03/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—With ISC West right around the corner, Security Systems News asked some leading players on the residential security side to share their game plans for this year’s show at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, April 5-8.

ADS Security launches initiatives to retain resi customers, grow commercial side

Super-regional nears $3 million in RMR
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03/14/2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has hit the ground running in 2016 with aggressive campaigns to maintain residential customers while growing its commercial business, and a continued strong pace of acquisitions.

Settlement reached in Joel Matlin’s $11.3 million lawsuit against AlarmForce

Former AlarmForce CEO and founder Matlin ‘happy it has been resolved’
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03/11/2016

TORONTO—A settlement was reached on March 10 in Joel Matlin’s $11.3 million lawsuit against AlarmForce.

Initial research: Telecoms, cablecos responsible for half of new subscribers

Parks Associates' Kerber talks about interactive services, DIY, and new entrants in security
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03/09/2016

DALLAS—Interactive services, self-installed options, the presence of cable and telecom operators, new smart-home technologies—it truly is a pivotal time for the residential security industry. To help sort it all out, Security Systems News caught up with Tom Kerber, who leads Parks Associates research in the areas of home controls, energy management and home networks.

Vivint gets quarter-million new subscribers in 2015

Smart home services’ adoption rate reaches 78 percent, driving sales, RMR
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03/09/2016

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home on March 8 announced its fourth quarter and year-end financial and operational results, showing record increases across the board, including nearly a quarter-million new smart home subscribers.

American Alarm: Building infrastructure to support and sustain growth

Increased warehouse capabilities, marketing software helps employees in the field and in the central station
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02/19/2016

ARLINGTON, Mass.—Coming off a record year for revenue and RMR growth, American Alarm and Communications, a leading residential and commercial provider of security and life-safety systems across New England, is poised for another year of continued strong growth, according to company president Wells A. Sampson.

White Rabbit opens authorized dealer program

Company hopes to add 75 to 100 dealers before ISC West
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02/17/2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—White Rabbit Electronics is now actively recruiting for its new authorized dealer program.

B Safe buys two in New Jersey

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02/12/2016

WILMINGTON, Del.—B Safe, a regional provider of security and fire alarms, has acquired two companies in New Jersey: Cary Security of Fair Haven and Power Systems Security & Communications of Bay Head.

BeON Home gets $2.9 million

Erchak predicts BeON will be a ‘no brainer’ add-on for security dealers
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02/10/2016

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—BeON Home, a startup provider of Bluetooth smart-home lighting protection system, has closed a $2.9 million funding round.

ADS buys SAFECO’s accounts

Company increases presence in Alabama
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02/08/2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security completed its first acquisition of 2016, bringing in 1,300 accounts from Security and Fire Equipment Co. (SAFECO) of Northport, Ala.

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