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APT wins against ADT

Jury finds no evidence of trademark infringement, fraudulent sales practices

SALT LAKE CITY—Alarm Protection Technology (APT) is the victor in its legal battle with residential security giant ADT.

Conservative approach builds RMR for Memphis provider

Frase Protection grows business with a primary focus on security

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—While telecoms and cablecos are making inroads into the home security industry by leading with automated home services, a decades-old family run business, Frase Protection, is taking the opposite route.

NorthStar doubles credit facility to $80m

Organic growth primary goal, CEO says

OREM, Utah—NorthStar Alarm Services has increased its credit facility to $80 million, doubling it in 20 months, according to CEO Jason Christensen.

Complete Home is key to Guardian’s California growth strategy

Two new offices are part of blueprint for Complete Home

FRESNO, Calif.—Complete Home Security and Services, a newly authorized dealer for Guardian Protection Services, plans to expand Guardian’s coverage on the West Coast in the next few months.

'Gone Girl' for the win

Film receives annual award for using security tech in plot

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—The winner of the 2015 Morepheus Award is David Fincher, film director of the thriller, “Gone Girl.”

Joel Matlin launches new alarm company: Think Protection

Ousted founder of AlarmForce is back

TORONTO—Joel Matlin, founder of AlarmForce, is launching a new alarm company called Think Protection.

Vivint boss goes undercover

TV show experience offers insights

PROVO, Utah—Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen’s incognito stint on “Undercover Boss” prompted him to make some “tweaks” in his business, he said.

AT&T’s Petersen explains Digital Life ‘seamless hub’ strategy

Adding Samsung, Lutron, Qualcomm and LG Electronics to the equation eases customization

ATLANTA—AT&T’s plan to become a central, seamless hub that integrates a variety of systems into its Digital Life platform is becoming a reality, according to Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life.

Defender’s Boyce promoted to CEO

Continued growth, philanthropy, training his main aims

INDIANAPOLIS—Jim Boyce has been promoted from president to president and CEO of Defender, a provider of residential security and home automation services and the largest ADT dealer in the country.

And the Morepheus Award goes to …

Company shines spotlight on films that accurately depict security tech while also emphasizing high-end homeowner awareness

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—The Oscars are right around the corner. Forget about Best Actress or Best Supporting Actor, who should receive the Morepheus Award?



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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