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ADS Security makes first 2018 purchase

RTC Secure accounts will be serviced from ADS’ Chattanooga office

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.

ADS Security makes fourth buy this year

Company acquires Equinox Alarm Services, a high-end resi dealer within footprint

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has acquired the accounts of Equinox Alarm Services, a mostly residential dealer based in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This is the fourth buy this year for ADS, and marks the fourth consecutive year ADS had closed at least four acquisitions.

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Ben Scott


Ben Scott, 39

SVP, East region, ADS Security

Nashville, Tenn.

Ben Scott, senior vice president of ADS Security’s East region, pointed to culture as a key determining factor in attracting new talent to the industry.

ADS Security makes third buy of 2017

Acquisition of PMI Security expands company’s presence in North Carolina

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has acquired the accounts of PMI Security in New Bern, N.C., expanding the company’s presence in North Carolina, which began in 2014 with the purchase of Seaboard Security Systems in Washington, N.C. ADS added a second branch in North Carolina last year with the purchase of Central Carolina Security in Sanford, N.C.

Central Monitoring Operators: training, empathy and thinking really fast


YARMOUTH, Maine—A central monitoring station can be a cool place to work—if your idea of cool is not knowing what’s going to happen from one minute to the next, or talking people through crises, real and perceived, or getting information fast and accurate while determining whether lives are at stake.

ADS purchases ERMC Security Solutions

Deal enhances the company’s Chattanooga branch

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In a deal finalized on Aug. 3, ADS Security purchased ERMC Security Solutions’ account base, bringing more than 600 accounts under ADS’ branch in Chattanooga, Tenn.

News Poll: Finding the right employees is a challenge

Majority says that fitting into company culture is what’s most important in candidates

YARMOUTH, Maine—A large majority of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll say that hiring is a challenge, and 82 percent are looking to fill at least a couple of positions.

ADS kicks off 2017 with an acquisition

Company had record year for acquisitions and organic growth last year

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—On Jan. 3 ADS announced its first acquisition of 2017: Falcon Fire Systems, based out of Summerville, S.C.

ADS acquires Branham Security

Company continues to grow in Carolinas market

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Continuing a record-setting year for acquisitions, ADS Security recently acquired 1,100 accounts from Branham Security, based in Elgin, S.C., about 20 miles outside of Columbia.