GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Founded by a microbiologist and a special education teacher, Crime Prevention Security Systems wasn’t your typical security company when it began 38 years ago and it still stands out from others today.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Vivint, ADT and Guardian Protection Services all secured a top-five ranking for the annual CE Pro 100 list, which recognizes the highest revenue residential integration companies in North America.
WARRENDALE, Pa.—Bob Haskins, former president of Interlogix, will fill a newly created position at Guardian Protection Services, according to a company announcement this week. Haskins’ responsibilities as Guardian’s VP of strategic planning and business development will include helping to expand the company’s dealer program, the announcement said.
WARRENDALE, Pa.—Barry Bruce, recently hired as senior vice president at Guardian Protection Services, will be responsible for leading a multi-dimensional inside sales center at the company, according to a Guardian statement.
IRVING, Texas—A recent survey focusing on security companies’ installation and service practices generated not just data but helped to identify industry trends that can be studied and discussed further, according to Trevor Block, vice chairman of the Electronic Security Association’s new Installation & Service Professionals (ISP) group.
“[We’ll] look at percentages [of responses in the survey] that may be emerging trends, and through the group try to facilitate training programs, webinars, white papers” to address those issues, such as offering home automation, Block said.
WHITTIER, Calif. and WARRENDALE, Pa.—Extreme Security Solutions, a two-year-old company that has rapidly grown to be one of California’s largest independent security dealers, recently became an authorized dealer with Guardian Protection Services, Guardian announced this week.
PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection Services, a super-regional based here, has launched new web-based services for dealers that allow them to sell and get funded electronically—saving both them and Guardian time and money.