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ADS expands farther into South Carolina

July 29, 2015Amy Canfield

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, the regional electronic security and automation company headquartered here, has made its second acquisition since June with the purchase of more than 1,000 customer accounts from ProTec Plus Inc. in Myrtle Beach, S.C.The purchase grows ADS' South Carolina market to approximately 4,000 accounts and marks the second deal for ADS in that state after it acquired American Burglar and Fire Alarms in Columbia. In all, ADS has more than 80,000 accounts with an RMR of...

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Residential

Who's afraid of Google?

April 1, 2015Amy Canfield

YARMOUTH, Maine—Google's venture into home security and automation may turn out to be a very good thing for traditional resi companies, according to providers interviewed by Security Systems News.That's not to say it won't pose challenges, maybe even some big ones, but any sound company that has solid customer service and stays on its technological toes shouldn't fear Google's foray, they said. Monitoring companies could stand to benefit, too.“I love it,” Select Security's president...

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Monitoring

ADS creates six executive positions

February 13, 2015Spencer Ives

AURORA, Ill.—Alarm Detection Systems, based here, is seeking to strengthen its executive team by promoting six people to new roles.“Of the individuals that are being promoted a lot of them are on the monitoring side, and [that] has to do with account growth,” John Schwartz, marketing director for ADS, told Security Systems News.In 2013 the company listed about 27,000 accounts, split evenly between residential and commercial. The company has grown since, he said.These new positions...

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Monitoring Matters

New positions at ADS, Rapid Response

January 14, 2015Spencer Ives

Updated Feb. 13, 2015 Alarm Detection Systems, based in Aurora, Ill., sought to strengthen its executive team by promoting six people to new roles. And today, as I write this, Rapid Response is looking to fill 70 or more positions for its headquarters in Syracuse N.Y. As I'm looking over the current events of the industry, growth has been quite the theme, and these are companies that are growing by notable proportions. At ADS, Amy Becker will become VP and Controller; Nick Bonifas, Corporate Counsel;...

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Fire Systems Installation

ADS, village settle lawsuit

May 7, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

DES PLAINES, Ill.—The village of Algonquin recently agreed to settle a lawsuit in which Alarm Detection Systems accused the village of establishing an “illegal monopoly” on fire alarm monitoring.“This is very good news,” Kevin Lehan, executive director of the Illinois Electronic Security Association, based here, told Security Systems News, regarding the April 17 court settlement. “It opens up the market for any alarm contractor to come and bid” the job for...

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Residential

ADS acquires two in Alabama

March 5, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

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.“This adds over 1,200 customers to our Alabama base,” Patrick Ritter, ADS VP/controller, told Security Systems News. “We have now surpassed the 20,000 customer mark in Alabama, a state that we have had a presence in since the early 90s.”The acquisitions, which...

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Fire Systems Installation

New front in Illinois fire monitoring battle

February 26, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

DES PLAINES, Ill.—Just as Illinois fire protection districts are shutting down their fire monitoring programs because of a federal court ruling saying such public entities aren't authorized to be that business, proposed new state legislation would grant the districts that authority.The industry is fighting back, organizing private alarm companies to help defeat House Bill 5683. They say the bill would shut out them out of the commercial fire monitoring market. The industry contends fire districts...

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Fire monitoring in Illinois trending in industry's favor

February 12, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

DES PLAINES, Ill.—The Lemont Fire Protection District is ending its fire alarm monitoring program, citing a recent federal appeals court decision saying public entities can't monopolize such monitoring.Lemont's decision appears part of a growing trend of fire districts opening up to commercial competition as the result of the July 2013 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said Kevin Lehan, executive director of the Illinois Electronic Security Association (IESA), based...

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Residential

ADS buys Security Services

August 21, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Forging ahead with its planned acquisition strategy, ADS Security has acquired Savannah, Ga.-based Security Services, its second fold-in this year.The company, based here, also plans a larger purchase in a new market this fall and perhaps two more fold-ins too, ADS President and CEO, John Cerasuolo, told Security Systems News.“It's been a really good year for us,” he said. “It's exciting.The purchase of Security Services adds about 1,000 accounts to the approximately...

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General News

Acquiring thy neighbor?

July 17, 2013Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—One of the best ways for security companies to build density is to acquire a local competitor, but there also are potential pitfalls when doing business in your backyard, according to five security company executives who have experience with these kinds of transactions.John Jennings, president of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Safeguard Security; Pat Egan, president of Lancaster, Pa.-based Select Security; John Loud, president of LOUD Security Systems, based in Kennesaw, Ga.; David...

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