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‘Traditional’ family business adapts, prospers in changing climate

Holmes Security Systems sees residential accounts grow
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12/10/2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—On the heels of a busy and accolades-filled year, family-run and century-old Holmes Security Systems looks forward to an aggressive 2015.

Total Security sets sights on Suffolk County, N.Y.

Home automation push part of expansion plan, too
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12/03/2014

ELMONT, N.Y.—Total Security Integrated Systems, a security company based here that specializes in residential video security, is making a marketing move into Suffolk County, N.Y., and plans a bigger focus on home automation in 2015, according to owner and CEO Matt DiMicco.

LOUD Security: Develop company culture before it develops itself

Events, engagement, teamwork make everyone more successful, John Loud says
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11/19/2014

ORLANDO—At LOUD Security, employees aren’t allowed to bring personal cell phones to work and “Casual Fridays” are sporadic at best.

Alliance targets domestic violence

R.I.-based company provides free safeguards for victims
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11/19/2014

WARWICK, R.I.—Alliance Security, based here, is helping victims of domestic abuse with free installation, monitoring and maintenance of home alarm systems.

Report: MSOs in best position to benefit from smart security

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11/18/2014

AUSTIN, Texas—Multiple-service operators—the cable companies and the telecoms—are leading the way in integrating security equipment and home automation at the future expense of traditional monitoring companies and high-end providers according to an IHS report.

ADS expands reach in Carolinas

Seaboard Security purchase is first in N.C.
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11/12/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security is extending its reach throughout the Southeast with the recent acquisition of Seaboard Security in North Carolina.

Washington Alarm acquires, looks to buy more

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11/10/2014

SEATTLE—Washington Alarm has acquired North Sound Alarm, a move that COO Shannon Woodman hopes will be a sign of things to come for the company, which is based here.

Women in Security: ‘Women can bring different perspective to female customers,' Beth Reid-Giles says

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11/05/2014

DALLAS—More single women are buying their own homes these days, and they want to feel safe there. Sometimes it takes a woman’s understanding of security issues to make sure customers do feel safe, according to Beth Reid-Giles, owner of Ranger Technology Solutions.

Select Security gets $25m-plus in financing

Super regional has big plans for new credit line
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11/05/2014

LANCASTER, Pa.—Select Security, based here, has received a $25 million senior secured facility from Citizens Commercial Banking, a division of Citizens Financial Group, also based here.

CSG buys two in Texas

Deal brings in 4,000 customers, $120,000 RMR; CSG also has new $325m credit facility
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10/29/2014

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group has added nearly 4,000 customers and RMR of $120,000 with its recent acquisition of two security and home automation providers, Dallas-based Fort Knox Security Services and SW Security Services.

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