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ASG consolidates in South Texas, acquires Laredo Alarms

Super-regional now has RMR of $1.2m in South Texas
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07/16/2014

BELTSVILLE, Md.—In a deal that boosts its RMR in South Texas to $1.2 million, super-regional ASG Security has acquired Laredo Alarms of Laredo, Texas.

“We dominate in this part of Texas,” Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.

ASG buys in Louisiana, Florida

Optimism abounds at ASG after auspicious Q1
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04/23/2014

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Bolstering its platforms in Louisiana and Florida, super-regional security company ASG on April 22 announced two acquisitions: Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) of Houma, La., and Amsafe Security Systems, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

ASG acquires National Alarm Systems, moves into new region

Brings $300,000 in RMR, allows ASG to ‘catapult growth’
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02/05/2014

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security has acquired a “platform for hyper-growth” with the Jan. 31 acquisition of National Alarm Systems of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a buy that will propel the super-regional to $10 million in RMR by the end of 2014, Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.

CPI sues ASG, accusing it of ‘raiding’ CPI’s sales reps

ASG denies wrongdoing
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10/02/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—CPI Security Systems, based here, has filed a lawsuit against the Alarm Security Group (ASG), accusing ASG of “raiding” sales reps from CPI by means of deceptive practices.

ASG closes four deals in Q2

Adds $114k in RMR and an office on Long Island
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07/02/2013

BELTSVILLE, Md.—In the past three months, ASG Security closed four acquisitions that bring an additional $114,000 in RMR.

Big buy, another new region in store for ASG?

CapitalSource leads deal, brings in three new lenders
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04/03/2013

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Anticipating new acquisition opportunities, ASG Security last week closed a deal to increase its credit facility by $20 million, to $270 million.

ASG makes four buys, details sales-force segmentation plan

Super-regional eyes another market in 2013
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01/16/2013

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security announced two “year-end” buys in November but made four more purchases before 2012 ended.

For ASG: Another year, another territory

Super-regional enters Louisiana market for first time, buys bolt-on in Charlotte
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11/28/2012

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security likes to expand into a new territory every year, and 2012 is no different.

Change from ‘protection to connection’ driving values

But RMR, well-managed costs and low attrition remain ‘key metrics’ for success, a panel at ESX says
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07/03/2012

NASHVILLE—Connected services are changing the industry and creating new business opportunities but are also posing some challenges, such as enticing telecom and cableco players into the market, a panel of industry experts said at the Electronic Security Expo here last week.

Talking mobile apps and new entrants at ESX

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New entrants into the security industry and mobile apps where major topics of interest at the ESX show in Nashville, Tennessee where Tess, Rich and I spent the last week.

I moderated three panel discussions on three different topics on Tuesday, but both of these topics came up in all three. And they came up in many other educational sessions last week,

I moderated a panel called “Technology Trends Impacting your Business,” with Wells Sampson from American Alarm, David Carter of SNA, and Lou Fiore of AICC.

Much of the discussion centered around mobile apps. Both Carter and Sampson are proponents of offering mobile apps “at every sale.”

The new cableco and telecom entrants, and many traditional security companies, are going to be doing this, they said. You ignore this trend at your peril, they agreed.

However, it’s much easier said than done. To get his sales force on board with this initiative, Sampson took several steps. There was the educational piece, which is ongoing, but he has a staff member calling every customer to ensure that mobile apps are offered at every sale.

In addition, all of his sales people are equipped with an iPad, so that they can easily demonstrate how the apps work.

A person from the audience said that his sales people have this technology at home, and it’s made them better ambassadors for these services.

Several people questioned what the adoption rate is for mobile apps, and Sampson said the projections are admittedly low. He is not concerned with that at this point. He just wants to ensure that these services are being offered, so customers know they’re available.

I have heard figures during ADT investment calls that their new interactive services PULSE offering has an adoption rate north of 25 percent. 

And during a different panel discussion I moderated at ESX “The New Competitive Landscape: Telcos, Cable Companies and Beyond” one of the panelists, Joe Nuccio, CEO of ASG shared an interesting metric.

At ASG, from May 12, 2011 to May 11, 2012, 56 percent of new residential sales opted for “enhanced services.”

Of course, we’re talking about resi and small business sales here, but this trend is applicable to larger commercial and enterprise systems as well.

American Alarm and other SNA companies, and ASG both do a lot of large commercial/government systems, and those customers want mobile apps, Sampson, Carter and Nuccio said.

At the PSA-TEC conference in May, Jim Henry of Henry Brothers/Kratos held up his mobile phone and said: “We’re going to see more changes in the next 18 months in this industry than we’ve seen in the last 10 years.”

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