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LOUD Security to acquire three

Credit revolver fuels company’s growth

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security Systems plans to acquire three companies by June, according to owner and president John Loud.

ADT releases mobile PERS

Product allows seniors—and others—peace of mind away from home, company says

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT has added a wearable, mobile PERS device to its health product portfolio.

Google’s new patent factors in resi security


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Home security is on Google’s agenda, according to its recently acquired patent for “Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home.”

APT wins against ADT

Jury finds no evidence of trademark infringement, fraudulent sales practices

SALT LAKE CITY—Alarm Protection Technology (APT) is the victor in its legal battle with residential security giant ADT.

Conservative approach builds RMR for Memphis provider

Frase Protection grows business with a primary focus on security

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—While telecoms and cablecos are making inroads into the home security industry by leading with automated home services, a decades-old family run business, Frase Protection, is taking the opposite route.

NorthStar doubles credit facility to $80m

Organic growth primary goal, CEO says

OREM, Utah—NorthStar Alarm Services has increased its credit facility to $80 million, doubling it in 20 months, according to CEO Jason Christensen.

Complete Home is key to Guardian’s California growth strategy

Two new offices are part of blueprint for Complete Home

FRESNO, Calif.—Complete Home Security and Services, a newly authorized dealer for Guardian Protection Services, plans to expand Guardian’s coverage on the West Coast in the next few months.

'Gone Girl' for the win

Film receives annual award for using security tech in plot

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—The winner of the 2015 Morepheus Award is David Fincher, film director of the thriller, “Gone Girl.”

Joel Matlin launches new alarm company: Think Protection

Ousted founder of AlarmForce is back

TORONTO—Joel Matlin, founder of AlarmForce, is launching a new alarm company called Think Protection.

Vivint boss goes undercover

TV show experience offers insights

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



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?