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LOUD Security: Develop company culture before it develops itself

Events, engagement, teamwork make everyone more successful, John Loud says
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11/19/2014

ORLANDO—At LOUD Security, employees aren’t allowed to bring personal cell phones to work and “Casual Fridays” are sporadic at best.

Report: MSOs in best position to benefit from smart security

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11/18/2014

AUSTIN, Texas—Multiple-service operators—the cable companies and the telecoms—are leading the way in integrating security equipment and home automation at the future expense of traditional monitoring companies and high-end providers according to an IHS report.

ADS expands reach in Carolinas

Seaboard Security purchase is first in N.C.
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11/12/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security is extending its reach throughout the Southeast with the recent acquisition of Seaboard Security in North Carolina.

Washington Alarm acquires, looks to buy more

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11/10/2014

SEATTLE—Washington Alarm has acquired North Sound Alarm, a move that COO Shannon Woodman hopes will be a sign of things to come for the company, which is based here.

Women in Security: ‘Women can bring different perspective to female customers,' Beth Reid-Giles says

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11/05/2014

DALLAS—More single women are buying their own homes these days, and they want to feel safe there. Sometimes it takes a woman’s understanding of security issues to make sure customers do feel safe, according to Beth Reid-Giles, owner of Ranger Technology Solutions.

Select Security gets $25m-plus in financing

Super regional has big plans for new credit line
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11/05/2014

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, based here, has received a $25 million senior secured facility from Citizens Commercial Banking, a division of Citizens Financial Group, also based here.

CSG buys two in Texas

Deal brings in 4,000 customers, $120,000 RMR; CSG also has new $325m credit facility
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10/29/2014

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group has added nearly 4,000 customers and RMR of $120,000 with its recent acquisition of two security and home automation providers, Dallas-based Fort Knox Security Services and SW Security Services.

American Alarm’s N.H. move promotes its growth plan

Customer service, jobs should increase as a result, president says
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10/29/2014

ARLINGTON, Mass.—In keeping with its plan for aggressive growth, New England security provider American Alarm and Communications expects to increase its customer service capabilities and add jobs with a new and bigger New Hampshire office.

ASG buys in Texas and Connecticut

Acquisitions bring in an additional $150,000 in RMR
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10/08/2014

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Super-regional ASG Security added $150,000 in RMR via two acquisitions, one in New England and one in Texas.

Alarm Capital Alliance expands in Georgia

Pennsylvania-based ACA adds to its Atlanta base with backyard buy
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09/19/2014

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance acquired more than 1,200 accounts from Bulldog Security Services of Dacula, Ga., strengthening ACA’s position in the Atlanta area.

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