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DEFENDERS hits 1.5 million customer mark

Jim Boyce credits the company’s culture

INDIANAPOLIS—DEFENDERS, the largest ADT dealer, announced in early October that it has now protected more than 1.5 million customers.

Select Security acquires three companies

Expansion includes new hires to help support growth

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, a super regional security company based here, recently completed the purchase of Owensboro, Ky.-based Level 5 Systems, Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Sea Dog Security, and Charlotte, N.C.-based Guardian Systems, adding three new branch offices, and expanding into the North and South Carolina markets. The three deals add approximately 2,000 new accounts for Select Security.

Nortek Security & Control launches doorbell camera

New technology responds to needs of dealers and homeowners

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control LLC, a supplier in the security and home control markets, launched its new GoControl Smart Doorbell Camera recently, part of its continued push to support security dealers with the latest technology.

Feenics expands headquarters

Company doubles facility’s footprint to keep pace with growth

OTTAWA, Ontario—Feenics, a company that provides on premise and cloud-hosted integrated access control and security management solutions, recently doubled its headquarters' footprint here to accommodate growth, including the additions of Denis Hébert, president and equity partner, and Fadi Hajjar, Canadian sales director, as well as additional engineers and software developers.

UL issues UL 827 B listing for remote guarding services

Elite Interactive Solutions is now a UL-certified provider

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—UL announced in early October that Elite Interactive Solutions is the first company certified for remote guarding under UL 827 B, its listing for managed video.

Red Hawk chooses Affiliated for monitoring

Red Hawk’s central station will now be owned and operated by Affiliated

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Red Hawk Fire & Security announced this week that its accounts will now be monitored by Affiliated Monitoring as part of a new alliance between the companies. Additionally, Affiliated will now own and operate Red Hawk’s central as a load-balancing monitoring center.


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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?