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Dillard Alarm Company links growth to acquisition

Company grew 33 percent this past year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?”

Tyco Security Products integrates with Nest

‘New experiences’ will be the result, Tyco says

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products is collaborating with Nest Labs on integrations between connected home security products to create “new experiences,” according to Greg Blackett, Tyco’s strategic project managing marketing manager.

The FORCE is with Lloyd Security

Owner: Company succeeds with culture program

MINNEAPOLIS—Having the correct company culture is the key to a company’s success, according to Jill Lloyd, who started Lloyd Security in 2001 after working for Honeywell and Security Link. Her in-company FORCE program is doing very well for her.

BeON now selling directly to consumers

New lighting system appealing to dealers, too, company says

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—BeOn Home is up and running as an online store for consumers.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?