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ADS Security surpasses $4m RMR mark

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based in Nashville, Tenn., has revealed they surpassed $4 million in RMR in 2018, including a record-setting eight companies in 2018, surpassing the previous record of seven acquisitions in 2016.

ADS achieved this mark through strong organic growth driven by a focus on providing legendary service and by maintaining a large acquisition pipeline.

 “2018 was the best year in ADS’s history,” John Cerasuolo, president and CEO, swaid in the announcement. “We have built a strong culture and team of people who care about providing legendary service to our customers and to the security company owners we acquire. We are not slowing down and expect 2019 to be another record-setting year.”

After its inception in 1990, ADS achieved $2 million in RMR in 2012 and now has doubled that monthly revenue in about a quarter of the time. ADS Security’s $4 million in RMR is made up of more than 100,000 residential and commercial customer sites spread over 25 branch locations throughout the southeastern United States.

With a UL-listed monitoring center located in Nashville, ADS Security offers a full range of burglar, fire alarm, video surveillance, access control, and automation systems.

Cerasuolo told Security Systems News after the company’s latest acquisition back in December, that he us excited for similar growth in 2019.

“We have very high expectations for 2019. We’ve got a good number of deals that are in various stages along the process. So, we expect to come out of the gate pretty strong in 2019, in terms and acquisitions,” he said. “There’s no reason not to expect that we’ll have similar kind of results in [2019] that we had this year.”

ADS completes eighth purchase of 2018

John Cerasuolo has a positive outlook for 2019
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12/03/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based here, recently acquired the customer accounts of A-Sonic Guard Inc. in Louisville, Ky. This is the eighth acquisition for ADS in 2018.

SSN News Poll: Is 2018 the year of the acquisition?

It has been a busy year for M&A, according to 69 percent
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10/17/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—It seems as though 2018 is a hot year for financial transactions in the security industry. At the time of writing, Security Systems News has covered more than 65 mergers and acquisitions this year.

ADS acquires, adding branch in Ky.

Deal brings ADS its second Kentucky location, 25th branch total
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09/14/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security on Sept. 12 bought Mid America Security Systems, based in Louisville, Ky., and will be maintaining that location as its second in the state and 25th overall.

ADS announces two purchases

Company gained high quality account bases in Kentucky and Tennessee
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09/12/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security recently announced two acquisitions: Delta Security Systems, based in Brownsville, Tenn., and Wilson Alarm Company in Hopkinsville, Ky.

SSN readers weigh in on recent tariffs

Tariffs will impact security, most likely making cameras more expensive, respondents say
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09/05/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Trade tariffs have recently been announced on a variety of products and materials that could impact the physical security industry in the United States. Most respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll are in agreement that recently announced tariffs will impact the security industry, though opinion varied on whether trade will get better or worse in the near future.

ADS Security expands to eight branches in Alabama

Company acquires Systems By Design, its fourth buy in 2018
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07/25/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security recently acquired Systems By Design in Oxford, Ala., its fourth acquisition in 2018. ADS will retain the Systems By Design office in Oxford, marking the eighth branch in Alabama for ADS and the 24th branch location company wide.

ADS makes second buy in Miss. this month

Company acquires Alarm One in Columbus, adds 1,400 accounts
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05/30/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional security and automation company headquartered here, made its second buy in Mississippi this month with the completed acquisition of approximately 1,400 customer accounts of Alarm One Inc. in Columbus. The newly acquired accounts will be serviced by ADS Security’s existing branch in Columbus.

ADS buys, opens new branch in Mississippi

Company acquired The Alarm Company of Jackson, Miss.
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05/04/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security on May 1 announced its purchase of The Alarm Company, based in Jackson, Miss., a location that ADS will keep as its second branch in Mississippi and its 23rd branch overall.

ADS Security makes first 2018 purchase

RTC Secure accounts will be serviced from ADS’ Chattanooga office
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03/14/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security announced on March 8 that it acquired the security accounts of RTC Secure, a division of Ringgold Telephone Company in Ringgold, Ga.—the first purchase for ADS in 2018.

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