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Monitronics moves to bigger, unified facility

Bruce Mungiguerra: Move adds to company culture
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05/06/2015

DALLAS—Monitronics is moving to a new facility in July, combining three separate buildings in the Dallas area under one roof. It’s a move that will improve company culture, Bruce Mungiguerra, SVP of operations, told Security Systems News.

Icontrol’s new CMO aims for ‘frustration-free’ customer experience

Consumers now seek simplicity, integration, she says
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05/06/2015

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol’s new chief marketing officer wants to ensure that consumers and dealers have an all-around “frustration-free” experience when interacting with the company.

First Response acquires competitor

Oregon company boosts RMR by $5,000
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05/06/2015

BEAVERTON, Ore.—First Response Systems, an installation, monitoring and alarm response company based here, has acquired one of its competitors, ESDS Corporation, also based here.

Lanning illuminates simple cybersecurity step for integrators

Protocol 802.1x is easy way to protect customers, business
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05/06/2015

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Part of every integrator’s cybersecurity strategy right now should be a very basic step, configuring 802.1x on exterior cameras, according to Andrew Lanning, co-founder of systems integration firm IST, which is based in Hawaii.

AlarmForce names third CEO in less than two years

Toronto-based company has yet to resolve suit brought by Joel Matlin
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05/06/2015

TORONTO—Graham Badun is the new president and CEO of AlarmForce Industries, its third leader in less than two years.

Stang Capital Advisory opens its doors

Former banker to help companies get financing, will advise banks and PE players, too
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05/05/2015

CHICAGO—David Stang, who led Bank of America’s Security Alarm Group for the past 10 years, this week launched Stang Capital Advisory to assist middle-market companies with financing.

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SSN News Poll June 2015

As a follow-up on its March 2014 acquisition of Nest, Google recently received a home-security-related patent. How do you think Google’s potential move into the home security space will affect you and the industry?

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