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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.

Per Mar gains resi clients

Acquisition of Minn. firm brings in thousands of accounts

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Super-regional Per Mar Security Services has acquired 2,000 accounts with its purchase of Northern Safety and Security of Bemidji, Minn.

Goldman Sachs invests in Fluent Home’s expansion effort

Edmonton home security company get $40m credit line

EDMONTON, Alberta—Armed with $40 million in growth financing from Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, Fluent Home, based here, is looking to “keep and better service” its accounts and increase its U.S. business.

Smart dealers can benefit from smart thermostats

IHS: Added value can bring in more customers, cut attrition rate

AUSTIN, Texas—Smart and connected thermostats offer traditional resi dealers a way to make an impact in the home security market if they take the right approach, according to Omar Talpur, market analyst, security and building technologies, for IHS Technology.

Good news for dealers: Consumers still disappointed with DIY cameras

Satisfaction with other smart home devices slowly rising, Argus Insights says

LOS GATOS, Calif.—Consumers’ disappointment with DIY home security cameras could become a “renaissance” for traditional dealers, according to John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights. Customers need some help, he said, and dealers are positioned to do just that.

Habitec reaches milestone with acquisition

Acquires Bigelow Security, launches door-to-door initiative

TOLEDO, Ohio—With the Sept. 3 acquisition of Bigelow Security, full service security company Habitec Security reached an important milestone, $500,000 in RMR, John Smythe, Habitec president told Security Systems News.

GHS gets $50m credit facility

Expansion into Texas, Arizona planned

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.—GHS Interactive Security, a provider of integrated security services for the residential and light commercial end markets, has secured a $50 million credit facility.

Acquisition nets ADS 2,000 accounts, $50,000 more in RMR

Southeast company now has three offices in Georgia

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security now has three offices in Georgia and 2,000 more accounts thanks to the acquisition Vidalia, Ga.-based Bridgecom.

Alarm Detection Systems expands outside of Midwest

Safe Systems purchase brings second monitoring center and 10,000 accounts

AURORA, Ill.—In its biggest acquisition in 47 years, Alarm Detection Systems has acquired Safe Systems, a residential and commercial security business in Louisville, Colo.

Crime Prevention Security Systems widens Florida territory

Purchase of Scott Alarm brings in 1,100 accounts

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Crime Prevention Security Systems has acquired Scott Alarm, expanding its territory into Northeast Florida.



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?