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CSG buys two in Texas

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

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

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

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

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.

Fortress Security’s Houston expansion nets customers, techs

The company also plans wider regional expansion across Texas and into Oklahoma

ARLINGTON, Texas—Fortress Security, based here, expanded its reach into the Houston metro area this summer, drawn by a strong demand for its services, a slightly larger Houston market and a larger pool of technicians, said company founder and owner Jerrod Smith.

Huntington Capital likes the security space

The PE firm’s $3 million loan to an Arizona door-knocking company is its first venture in the space, but it could make more

SAN DIEGO—The $3 million that Huntington Capital, a private equity firm based here, recently loaned to door-knocking company Envision Security marks Huntington’s first foray into the security space, but more such investments could be in its future.

Envision Security gets $3m in financing

The new mezzanine loan will allow the small company to retain accounts, build RMR and expand

PEORIA, Ariz.—A new $3 million private equity loan will allow Envision Security, a small door-knocking company based here, to keep many of its accounts in house so it can build RMR and grow.

ADT: New partnership with IFTTT to make smart home smarter

ADT Pulse will be able to integrate with more connected devices through the service provider's more than 100 channel partners

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Homeowners already can make some rules for their home security/home automation systems, such as telling a thermostat to adjust itself if the temperature goes up. But a new relationship that ADT has with service provider IFTTT could soon open the door to Pulse customers putting even more devices in their homes on autopilot, the company said this week.

SAFE Security acquires Safeguard Security


SAN RAMON, Calif.—In a deal that brings it 300 employees, $1.5 million in RMR, 25,000 customers, a guard business and a central station, SAFE Security, based here, has acquired the alarm business of Safeguard Security, a super-regional that’s been family owned for more than 50 years.

ADS Security acquires Tennessee fold-in

It’s the fourth buy for ADS this year and more are planned

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security last week acquired nearly 600 accounts from Stewart Security Systems in Shelbyville, Tenn.

It’s the fourth buy for ADS this year and more acquisitions are planned, according to Patrick Ritter, VP/controller at ADS.



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