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Vivint boss goes undercover

TV show experience offers insights
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02/18/2015

PROVO, Utah—Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen’s incognito stint on “Undercover Boss” prompted him to make some “tweaks” in his business, he said.

Defender’s Boyce promoted to CEO

Continued growth, philanthropy, training his main aims
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01/28/2015

INDIANAPOLIS—Jim Boyce has been promoted from president to president and CEO of Defender, a provider of residential security and home automation services and the largest ADT dealer in the country.

And the Morepheus Award goes to …

Company shines spotlight on films that accurately depict security tech while also emphasizing high-end homeowner awareness
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01/28/2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—The Oscars are right around the corner. Forget about Best Actress or Best Supporting Actor, who should receive the Morepheus Award?

U.S. Cellular gets into security

Telecom has rolled out its DIY security system; Iowa and Tulsa, Okla., are first test markets
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01/26/2015

CHICAGO—U.S. Cellular, the newest telecom player to enter the security space, has launched OnLook Digital System, a self-installed security and home automation system.

CSG is three for three

Company acquires Allied Protective Systems
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01/21/2015

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group has added 6,000 customers and boosted its RMR to more than $7 million with its acquisition of Allied Protective Systems, its third buy in three months.

Acquisition pushes NorthStar to more than $2m in RMR

Purchase of Vision Security assets brings in 8,000 accounts, solar division
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01/21/2015

OREM, Utah—NorthStar Alarm has acquired the 8,000 accounts and physical assets of residential alarm security company Vision Security, both based here. It also has acquired an interest in Vision’s solar business, which will be run as a separate entity.

SAFE gets $25 million

Taking door-knocking nationwide only one element of 2015 enhancements
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01/14/2015

SAN RAMON, Calif.—SAFE Security, with a recent $25 million credit facility from Prospect Capital, is planning a number of innovations to better serve its customer base, according to Paul Sargenti, president and CEO.

Small Texas company makes big strides

Former Devcon exec attributes success to strong work ethic
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01/14/2015

CROWLEY, Texas—After hitting the ground running in July 2013, Sentry Security Solutions anticipates big financial gains this year.

ADT Canada's new president starts today

Andrea Martin to accelerate growth in Canada, oversee Protectron integration
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01/11/2015

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Andrea Martin begins her new job as president, ADT Canada today. ADT, based here, announced Martin's appointment to this newly created role on Jan. 8.

One Source Security keen on keyless locks

20-year-old firm does some automation, but locksmith division is main driver for its residential business
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01/09/2015

MERRIMACK, N.H.—One Source Security and Automation’s residential focus as it enters its 21st year is on keyless locks—by card, keypad, fob or finger.

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SSN News Poll May 2015

It seems that another cloud-based security product or service comes out every day. Do you believe, as 3xLOGIC’s Matt Kushner said, “[Integrators] who continue to offer conventional access and video are going to be adding to a shrinking market. The new, growing market is cloud-based managed services.”? Is 2015 the year that cloud will finally have its security industry day in the sun?

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