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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.

Maine provider keeps on growing

Cunningham Security Systems to acquire
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01/07/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Residential and commercial provider Cunningham Security Systems anticipates acquiring 2,000 monitored accounts by the end of the first quarter of 2015.

‘Traditional’ family business adapts, prospers in changing climate

Holmes Security Systems sees residential accounts grow
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12/10/2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—On the heels of a busy and accolades-filled year, family-run and century-old Holmes Security Systems looks forward to an aggressive 2015.

Total Security sets sights on Suffolk County, N.Y.

Home automation push part of expansion plan, too
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12/03/2014

ELMONT, N.Y.—Total Security Integrated Systems, a security company based here that specializes in residential video security, is making a marketing move into Suffolk County, N.Y., and plans a bigger focus on home automation in 2015, according to owner and CEO Matt DiMicco.

Alliance targets domestic violence

R.I.-based company provides free safeguards for victims
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11/19/2014

WARWICK, R.I.—Alliance Security, based here, is helping victims of domestic abuse with free installation, monitoring and maintenance of home alarm systems.

LOUD Security: Develop company culture before it develops itself

Events, engagement, teamwork make everyone more successful, John Loud says
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11/19/2014

ORLANDO—At LOUD Security, employees aren’t allowed to bring personal cell phones to work and “Casual Fridays” are sporadic at best.

Report: MSOs in best position to benefit from smart security

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11/18/2014

AUSTIN, Texas—Multiple-service operators—the cable companies and the telecoms—are leading the way in integrating security equipment and home automation at the future expense of traditional monitoring companies and high-end providers according to an IHS report.

ADS expands reach in Carolinas

Seaboard Security purchase is first in N.C.
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11/12/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security is extending its reach throughout the Southeast with the recent acquisition of Seaboard Security in North Carolina.

Washington Alarm acquires, looks to buy more

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11/10/2014

SEATTLE—Washington Alarm has acquired North Sound Alarm, a move that COO Shannon Woodman hopes will be a sign of things to come for the company, which is based here.

Women in Security: ‘Women can bring different perspective to female customers,' Beth Reid-Giles says

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11/05/2014

DALLAS—More single women are buying their own homes these days, and they want to feel safe there. Sometimes it takes a woman’s understanding of security issues to make sure customers do feel safe, according to Beth Reid-Giles, owner of Ranger Technology Solutions.

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