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LifeShield: Pro 1 deal to open up channels

A new relationship with Protection 1 will give LifeShield customers monitoring and installation options
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07/03/2012

YARDLEY, Pa.—LifeShield Security’s new relationship with Protection 1 not only provides monitoring for LifeShield’s customers, but installation options that could attract new customers who don’t want to install the company’s DIY home security systems themselves, according to a LifeShield executive.

Change from ‘protection to connection’ driving values

But RMR, well-managed costs and low attrition remain ‘key metrics’ for success, a panel at ESX says
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07/03/2012

NASHVILLE—Connected services are changing the industry and creating new business opportunities but are also posing some challenges, such as enticing telecom and cableco players into the market, a panel of industry experts said at the Electronic Security Expo here last week.

World Wide likes connected home offering

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06/27/2012

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—World Wide Security/GC Alarm has been selected by Honeywell as one of its First Alert Professional dealers to introduce Tuxedo Touch to the marketplace, the company announced last week.

Ackerman Security closes $75 million credit facility

Company says the new financing will help it realize its goal of doubling its revenue over the next five years
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06/27/2012

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems announced this week that it closed a new $75 million credit facility.

Vector expanding into Cleveland market, gets new look

Company acquires 5,000 accounts in Ohio and updates its logo to reflect new business strategy
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06/20/2012

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security has acquired American Alert Corp. based in Geneva, Ohio. The acquisition adds 5,000 customers and will help Vector expand into the Cleveland market, according to Art Miller, VP of marketing for Vector, which is based here.

Vector Security Acquires in Ohio

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06/15/2012

Content: PITTSBURGH—Vector Security has acquired American Alert Corp., based in Geneva, Ohio, Vector announced this week. The acquisition adds 5,000 customers and makes Vector a stronger player in the Ohio market, the company said.

Platinum sued again, but two other cases dismissed

Ohio AG accuses Platinum of deceptive sales practices, but Monitronics and CPI withdraw their lawsuits against the company
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06/13/2012

AMERICAN FORK, Utah--Financially beleaguered Platinum Protection, a summer-model company here that laid off most of its employees in February, is facing another lawsuit, this one filed by the Ohio attorney general, charging that Platinum engaged in "false and misleading"

ADT enhances Pulse with new Home View application

New software allows Pulse customers to remotely interact with home devices via personalized floor plan
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06/06/2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—A new free feature for ADT Pulse enables customers to create a virtual floor plan of their home to control smart-home devices through a mobile device or on the Web.

Ackerman launches five-year plan

The Atlanta-based super-regional moved outside of Georgia for first time in 2010, plans to do it again within the year.
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05/30/2012

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems has a new president, plans to expand to a new market within about a year, and has revealed an ambitious new growth plan that calls for doubling its revenue over the next five years.

Cox launches home security in Phoenix

The cable company expands its trial of Cox Home Security, which started in Tucson last summer
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05/30/2012

ATLANTA—Cox Communications has expanded the trial of its home security/home automation offering to Greater Phoenix. The expansion follows the success of a trial of Cox Home Security in Tucson, Ariz., which began last June, the company said.

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