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Megamergers: benefit or pitfall?

Industry leans toward ‘benefit,’ but debate continues
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03/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Industry consolidation will accelerate this year with two megamergers—the Tyco/JCI deal and the ADT/Protection 1 merger—expected to close by the end of 2016. Does this activity help or hurt the industry? Respondents to Security Systems News’ latest news poll who said massive consolidation is good just barely edged out those who said these megadeals hurt the industry. Meanwhile, another group of respondents said they have other things to worry about.

Industry gives thumbs-up to private equity

Only 12 percent pessimistic about PE
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12/16/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Private equity has a foothold in security, owning companies like Vivint, Protection 1 and CSG Security, but how does the industry really feel about private equity? Security Systems News’ latest poll showed that half of respondents have worked with private equity and most would consider selling their business to a PE group.

Conference attendance depends on companies more than show

Concerning location, companies don't want to travel far
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10/28/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Before attending a conference, security executives pay more attention to their budget, timing and their current projects than what the show offers, according to responses in Security Systems News’ latest poll.