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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.

Redwire creates a resi division

Doug Smith said resi account acquisition possible in 2016
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01/13/2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Redwire, a commercially focused security company based here, is getting into residential security.

LOUD finalizes last acquisition of 2015

Deal brought the company 800 accounts on New Year’s Eve
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01/05/2016

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security acquired Nash Security on Dec. 31, John Loud, company president, told Security Systems News, and more are on the way in 2016.

Dillard Alarm Company links growth to acquisition

Company grew 33 percent this past year
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12/16/2015

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—Dillard Alarm Company grew 33 percent in 2015, according to president and CEO Troy Dillard, who linked the growth to service and upgrades on accounts from an acquisition.

Panel: Biz can learn lessons from smart home tech

It should be easy to enter commercial market, they say
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12/15/2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Smart home technology can and should bleed over into commercial market, especially for small business, according to three platform providers who spoke at the Cloud+ conference, held here.

Study: Smart home offerings drive resi security

21M households are monitored
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12/02/2015

DALLAS—Smart home offerings have boosted residential security by more than 15 percent in the past two years, according to Parks Associates in its report, “The New Face of Home Security—2015 Edition.”

ADT wins first round against Capital Connect

Gets prelim injunction against Monitronics dealer
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12/02/2015

BOCA RATON, Fla.—A U.S. District Court granted ADT’s request for a preliminary injunction against Capital Connect, a Monitronics alarm dealer, barring the company and its sales force from allegedly making false claims to ADT customers. The next step will be to take the case to trial, David Bleisch, ADT general counsel, told Security Systems News.

Bates Security considers border crossing

Company acquires 1,500 new accounts in acquisition
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11/24/2015

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Full-service provider Bates Security, based here, is looking to organic growth but moving outside of Kentucky also “is a natural option for us,” Jeremy Bates told Security Systems News.

ADS buys fourth company this year

Integrated Systems brings density in Alabama
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11/16/2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn—ADS Security has acquired 550 customers and two new employees with the acquisition of Integrated Systems of Opelika, Ala., Tom Cooney, ADS senior vice president told Security Systems News.

Doyle Security takes easy step to understand customers

One-question survey helps company
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11/13/2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Doyle Security, a full-service company based in Rochester, N.Y., started better understanding its customers by asking one question: On a scale of one to 10, “How likely is it that you would recommend Doyle Security to a friend or relative?”

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SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?