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Honeywell reels in trio of ESX awards


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Honeywell Security team will leave the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville this week with three awards in tow, including the Best Overall award, given to the LYNX Touch 5100, Honeywell’s wireless residential security platform, according to a

'20 under 40' 2013 - Johnny Cunningham


Johnny Cunningham, 36
Director of information technology, ADS Security
Nashville, Tenn.

ADS active in acquisition space

It recently acquired a Tennessee company and more buys are planned

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security’s purchase this month of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CrimeWatch Security is just the start of ADS’ acquisition plans for the year, according to Patrick Ritter, ADS VP/controller.

ADS acquires CrimeWatch Security


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a super-regional based here, has completed the acquisition of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CrimeWatch Security, according to a news release.

ADS welcomes 2013 with new CEO, expanded credit and plan for growth

All the changes are part of a multiyear transition plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, based here, is starting 2013 with a new CEO, a plan for a new acquisition and a 60 percent increase in its line of credit.

Mahler retires as chairman and CEO of ADS


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—After 22 years with ADS Security, Mel Mahler is stepping down as chairman and CEO, according to a company news release.

ADS increases line of credit with Bank of America


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In conjunction with new leadership changes, ADS Security has increased its line of credit with Bank of America from $25 million to $40 million, according to a company statement.

ADS growth plan: ‘one branch a year’

The company achieved that in 2012 with purchase of Mississippi security company; now looks toward 2013

NASHVILLE—ADS Security’s recent acquisition of a Mississippi security company not only gave ADS an entry into a new state but also fulfilled the company’s growth plan of adding a new office each year, according to John Cerasuolo, ADS president and CEO.

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

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.