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ADS acquires two in Alabama

The two buys are ‘just the start’ of ADS’ acquisition plans for 2014
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03/05/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, based here, this week announced the acquisition of the accounts of two Alabama security companies, Advanced Electronic Solutions of Opelika, and Guardian Security Systems of Decatur.

Guardian Protection signs on a top California dealer

Skyline Security is expected to sell 800 to 900 systems a month
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03/05/2014

WARRENDALE, Pa.—A new in-house financing feature offered by Guardian Protection Services’ authorized dealer program is a major reason one of California’s largest security dealers has joined the program, expanding Guardian’s presence in that lucrative market.

Honeywell First Alert enhances opportunities for NC dealer

Sonitrol Security Services says becoming an FAP dealer gives it an edge in high-end resi
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02/19/2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Sonitrol Security Services recently became a Honeywell First Alert Professional (FAP) dealer, a move that will help the company “take it to the next level” in the high-end residential market, said Sonitrol Security CEO and President William Price.

B Safe acquires two in New Jersey

The Delaware-based regional expands its NJ presence with the acquisitions
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02/19/2014

WILMINGTON, Del.—B Safe, based here, recently made two buys in New Jersey, giving the company more depth in that state, according to Mary Cakir, customer service manager for the regional security and fire company.

Brink’s getting back into home security?

Company’s CEO says it is considering re-entry
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02/06/2014

RICHMOND, Va.—Brink’s got out of the home security market in 2008 but may be reentering that market, the company’s CEO said recently.

GHS expands into southern California market

The door-knocking company is adding some traditional resi and light commercial sales to its mix and ramping up its Independent Partner program
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02/05/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—GHS Interactive Security, a new home security company based here, announced this week that it is expanding into southern California with the hire of Shaun Carpenter, an industry veteran who has run large dealer programs in that area for the past 10 years.

ADT releases Q1 results—and stock price drops

But Imperial Capital maintains ‘outperform’ rating on ADT, saying it expects ‘positive catalysts’ from the company in 2014
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01/30/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Although The ADT Corp. reported Jan. 30 that ADT Pulse take rates and recurring revenue were up in its latest quarter, it also said net income decreased 27 percent in that period—and its share price tumbled.

Sizing up Google’s smart home play

Experts say the security industry should pay attention to the Internet services provider’s multimillion-dollar buy of a maker of intelligent thermostats and smoke alarms; they don't rule out a Google security offering
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01/29/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security companies should take note of Google’s recent expansion into the connected home with its $3.2 billion buy of smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs, industry experts tell Security Systems News.

American Alarm expands in Rhode Island

The company adds density with the acquisition of a longtime alarm company and is looking to further grow its New England footprint in 2014
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01/27/2014

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm and Communications, based here, announced this week that it has acquired AAA Custom Alarm Systems of Warwick, R.I. The buy adds density to American Alarm’s existing operations in Rhode Island and unites under one roof several companies with a long history together.

New niche website caters to summer sales industry

Summersales.info aims to help with recruiting
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01/22/2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Sales leaders and door-knocking companies, a new website called Summersales.info is for you, according to its founder and president, Jeremy Crane.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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