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Vector national accounts takes aim at ADT

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11/23/2010

PITTSBURGH—Taking market share from ADT is at the top of the to-do list for industry veteran Gary Fraser who joined Vector Security two weeks ago as Director of North American Sales for Vector’s National Accounts Division.

Industry joins fire false-alarm battle

Efforts in Kentucky will be taken nationwide
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11/11/2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A new campaign here to combat false fire alarms involves not only local fire departments, but the alarm industry, with officials saying installers can play a role in reducing unintentional alarms.
“I’m really excited about it,” said Bill Cooper, an ADT industry liaison manager who is chairman of the Coordinated Alarm Reduction Effort for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, regarding the initiative announced Oct. 28.

ISC Solutions opens

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11/04/2010

NEW YORK—The transformed ISC East, now called ISC Solutions, opened here with a new look and crowded aisles yesterday.

 

Was it a function of more people being at the show this year as opposed to last? Or was it the skinny aisles that gave the illusion that there were more people? The official audited numbers won’t be available for more than a month, according to Ed Nichols of event organizer Reed Exhibitions, but attendees who spoke to

Security Systems News

said it didn’t matter. They were pleased with the number and quality of people attending the event.

Kenning verticalizes ADT commercial

Will showcase wares and brief customers at new interactive center
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10/20/2010

DALLAS—The “verticalization” of ADT’s new commercial business unit is nearing completion, John Kenning, president of ADT North America Commercial, announced at ASIS on Oct. 12. .He also announced the creation of a new 7,145-square-foot Integrated Solutions Center.

Small company wins big ADT contract

SSN Staff  - 
10/12/2010

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Quality and competitive pricing helped a small Dallas-based company beat out foreign competition to win a multi-million dollar contract from ADT Security Services, ADT announced Oct. 11.
HyperGraphic Impressions won a contract of up to $12 million from ADT. The contract will result in the production of millions of yard signs for ADT customers. ADT needs more signs because the electronic security giant continues to grow.

ADT sues copycats

‘Find your own sign’
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10/07/2010

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Residential security giant ADT says it is actively going after security companies, big and small, who make “the mistake” of using signage that looks like ADT’s trademarked octagonal, blue sign. This summer, ADT filed lawsuits against three companies and won permanent injunctions against those companies, which means they’re legally prohibited from using the blue octagonal signs to advertise their businesses.

The numbers on the Protection One deal

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06/17/2010

LAWRENCE, Kan., and CHICAGO—Equity firm GTCR announced today the acquisition of Protection One, the second-largest security alarm company in North America, now that ADT and Broadview have combined. Our lead story has the ins and outs of the whys and whos, including interviews with ProOne CEO Richard Ginsburg, Michael Barnes, John Mack, and principal of GTCR David A. Donnini.

ADT splits in two

Koch to head ADT North America Residential; Kenning ADT North America Commercial
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05/17/2010

BOCA RATON, Fla. and DALLAS—To cater to the specific and very different needs of its residential and commercial customers, ADT Worldwide president Naren Gursahaney today announced that ADT would split into two separate organizations: ADT North America Residential and Small Business, led by John Koch, and ADT North America Commercial, led by John Kenning.

Tyco acquires Broadview/Brink's for $2B

What was the multiple paid? Discussions continue
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01/19/2010

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, and IRVING, Texas--ADT's parent company, Tyco International, announced this week that it will acquire Broadview Security, formerly Brink's Home Security, for $2 billion. The exact multiple paid for the transaction appears to be in the mid 40s, though discussions continue on that topic.

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