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Bates Security considers border crossing

Company acquires 1,500 new accounts in acquisition

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Full-service provider Bates Security, based here, is looking to organic growth but moving outside of Kentucky also “is a natural option for us,” Jeremy Bates told Security Systems News.

ADS buys fourth company this year

Integrated Systems brings density in Alabama

NASHVILLE, Tenn—ADS Security has acquired 550 customers and two new employees with the acquisition of Integrated Systems of Opelika, Ala., Tom Cooney, ADS senior vice president told Security Systems News.

Doyle Security takes easy step to understand customers

One-question survey helps company

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Doyle Security, a full-service company based in Rochester, N.Y., started better understanding its customers by asking one question: On a scale of 1 to 10, “How likely is it that you would recommend Doyle Security to a friend or relative?”

Tyco Security Products integrates with Nest

‘New experiences’ will be the result, Tyco says

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products is collaborating with Nest Labs on integrations between connected home security products to create “new experiences,” according to Greg Blackett, Tyco’s strategic project managing marketing manager.

The FORCE is with Lloyd Security

Owner: Company succeeds with culture program

MINNEAPOLIS—Having the correct company culture is the key to a company’s success, according to Jill Lloyd, who started Lloyd Security in 2001 after working for Honeywell and Security Link. Her in-company FORCE program is doing very well for her.

Smart home high point for Vivint

New customers like combo systems

PROVO, Utah—Vivint is bullish on smart home technology, reporting a record demand for its integrated smart home products and services, according to CMO Jeff Lyman.

BeON now selling directly to consumers

New lighting system appealing to dealers, too, company says

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—BeOn Home is up and running as an online store for consumers.

Per Mar gains resi clients

Acquisition of Minn. firm brings in thousands of accounts

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Super-regional Per Mar Security Services has acquired 2,000 accounts with its purchase of Northern Safety and Security of Bemidji, Minn.

Goldman Sachs invests in Fluent Home’s expansion effort

Edmonton home security company get $40m credit line

EDMONTON, Alberta—Armed with $40 million in growth financing from Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, Fluent Home, based here, is looking to “keep and better service” its accounts and increase its U.S. business.

Smart dealers can benefit from smart thermostats

IHS: Added value can bring in more customers, cut attrition rate

AUSTIN, Texas—Smart and connected thermostats offer traditional resi dealers a way to make an impact in the home security market if they take the right approach, according to Omar Talpur, market analyst, security and building technologies, for IHS Technology.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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