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Commercial

SSN Q&A: Alarm Detection Systems’ COO Amy Becker

August 4, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. (ADS) is a family-owned alarm company that has protected homes and businesses for more than 50 years. Based out of Aurora, Illinois, ADS is led by Founder and CEO Bob Bonifas, whose company provides electronic security and fire safety services to businesses and residential customers in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Colorado. Bonifas started ADS in the basement of his father’s grocery store in Aurora in the late 1960s. With a mantra of providing...

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Commercial

Alarm Detection Systems appoints Amy Becker as COO

May 26, 2021SSN Staff

AURORA, Ill.—Bob Bonifas, Founder and CEO of Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. (ADS), is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Becker as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. As COO, Becker will oversee the company's day-to-day operations, which includes responsibility for all of the functions at the Illinois and Colorado locations. "Amy brings proven leadership both within the alarm industry and at ADS,” said Bonifas. “She has worked tirelessly alongside...

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Residential

Alarm Detection Systems reaches 50th anniversary

August 29, 2018Spencer Ives

AURORA, Ill.—50 years ago, Bob Bonifas got started in the security industry with a Dictograph Security Systems franchise here, with the name Alarm Detection Systems.Prior to joining the security industry, Bonifas managed a grocery business and got his first taste of security when putting in a security system at a tavern across the street from the store.“We started out in Aurora. Having been in the grocery business, I was a businessman and new a lot of the business people. So, I focused...

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Alarm Detection Systems expands outside of Midwest

September 2, 2015Amy Canfield

AURORA, Ill.—In its biggest acquisition in 47 years, Alarm Detection Systems has acquired Safe Systems, a residential and commercial security business in Louisville, Colo.The buy expands the company's territory outside of the Midwest for the first time, adds more than 10,000 accounts to Alarm Detection's existing 30,000 and more than $500,000 to its previous RMR of $2.3 million, Ed Bonifas, EVP of Alarm Detection Systems, told Security Systems News.The two companies' central stations will stay...

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Monitoring

Monitoring companies called to action at NFPA meeting

June 15, 2015Spencer Ives

CHICAGO—Alarm monitoring organizations, including CSAA and IESA, are rallying the industry to vote on two motions at the NFPA's annual meeting, scheduled to take place June 25.“What's happening in Chicago is that some of these communities are operating their own monitoring centers. This [motion would change the NFPA code and] enable that community to have an effective monopoly on alarm monitoring,” Kevin Lehan, executive director for the Illinois Electronic Security Association...

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Monitoring Matters

Monitoring companies called to action on NFPA vote

June 3, 2015Spencer Ives

The alarm monitoring industry is taking notice of the NFPA. There are two motions proposed for vote at NFPA's meeting this year that could have a serious impact on the industry. This pair of motions directly refers to the NFPA 72 Nation Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, which, in the current draft of the 2016 edition states that listed central stations can be used for fire alarm monitoring. A group based in northern Illinois opposes this language, and seeks to alter it, giving local municipalities more...

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General News

How I Use My System: John Spooner

March 23, 2015Spencer Ives

John Spooner, executive VP for Alarm Detection Systems, based in Aurora, Ill., has been in the industry for 28 years. Spooner rose from service technician, to installation manager, service manager then to EVP of operations. Four years ago Spooner was appointed to his current role. In February, he talked with Security Systems News about the system he has at home.What kind of system do you have?I have a Honeywell VISTA-21ip with Tuxedo keypads. It's a graphic touch, it also has a web browser built...

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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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Commercial

ASG buys in Louisiana, Florida

April 23, 2014Martha Entwistle

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Bolstering its platforms in Louisiana and Florida, super-regional security company ASG on April 22 announced two acquisitions: Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) of Houma, La., and Amsafe Security Systems, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.With these deals done, ASG is working “to build the territories to continue to grow internally, which is the thesis for all the companies we acquire,” Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.Nuccio and other ASG executives, CFO Ralph...

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