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Spinoff enhances ADT as job creator

Additional employees to fill corporate positions previously covered by Tyco and because ADT is growing
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01/04/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—The ADT Corp. already has about 16,000 employees, but since spinning off from Tyco International in the fall, the home security giant has become even more of a job creator, adding hundreds of new hires around the country.

ADS welcomes 2013 with new CEO, expanded credit and plan for growth

All the changes are part of a multiyear transition plan
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01/02/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, based here, is starting 2013 with a new CEO, a plan for a new acquisition and a 60 percent increase in its line of credit.

Devcon ‘getting back to core business’

Munday: Company actively seeking new owner, has ‘positive momentum’ despite setbacks
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12/28/2012

NEW YORK—At the Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference here on Dec. 13, Devcon’s chairman of the board, Christopher Munday, spoke frankly about the company’s challenges in the past couple of years—including an ill-fated branch expansion. He confirmed that the company is actively seeking a buyer and shared several operating and financial metrics to support his assertion that the company is on strong footing.

Blackstone closes on Vivint purchase

Deal will allow Vivint to ramp up inside sales; company also is seeking new CFO
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12/19/2012

PROVO, Utah—The deal is done: The Blackstone Group has officially closed on its purchase of home automation/home security giant Vivint for more than $2 billion.

Vivint: Canada fast-growing home automation market

Reasons include sales strategy and customer interest
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12/12/2012

PROVO, Utah—Vivint, a home automation/home security company based here, is finding Canadian homeowners very receptive to home automation, adopting it at rates that exceed those in the United States.

Security Networks’ 2013 forecast: even more growth

CEO: ‘Right business model at the right time’ leads to increases in revenues, staff
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12/05/2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—With revenues projected to exceed $100 million, a plan to add about 80 employees and continued expansion of its affiliate network, Security Networks is expecting 2013 to be another in a series of strong growth years, according to CEO Richard Perry.

Pinnacle streamlines staff

Work force ‘rightsized’ last week to address 'redundancies'; extent of reductions not clear
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12/05/2012

OREM, Utah—After recently selling a large number of its accounts to Monitronics, Pinnacle Security, a leading summer-sales-model company based here, laid off some of its staff last week.

New First Alert leader aims to 'reinvent' the program

Marek Robinson says Honeywell dealer network has had "a phenomenal year" but can do even better
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11/28/2012

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.— Marek Robinson, the new leader of First Alert Professional, says his hiring is an example of Honeywell Security Products’ renewed focus on its premier dealer program.

Laurie Mickiewicz: Director of finance adds to Guardian Alarm

For the fourth consecutive year, Security Systems News is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Mickiewicz, director of finance for Guardian Alarm, is one of six women featured this year.
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11/19/2012

Devcon Security on the block?

Company CEO: Devcon’s private equity owner considering sale due to favorable market and interest from potential buyers
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11/14/2012

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Devcon Security, a super-regional based here that has been rapidly downsizing this year after a period of aggressive expansion, could soon be up for sale.

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