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American Alarm buys First Stop

November 13, 2014SSN Staff

MANCHESTER, N.H.—American Alarm and Communications has acquired First Stop Security's installation, service and systems monitoring business. First Stop, based in Milford, N.H., serves about 100 homes and businesses in the area. “This is a great a fit for us,” Wells Sampson, president of American Alarm, said in a prepared statement. “We'll be able to serve these customers from our new Manchester facility.” American Alarm announced last month the relocation of its New...

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Monitoring

Women in Security: Maria Moretti, joining the industry by accident, staying on purpose

November 5, 2014Leif Kothe

ARLINGTON, Mass.—There were very few women in the security industry in 1985, when Maria Moretti, upon graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, joined American Alarm, based here. While her introduction to the industry was something of a happy accident, her decision to make a career in security was deliberate—a result of the satisfaction she derived from helping people in critical situations.A criminal justice major, Moretti, command center manager at American Alarm, had planned...

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American Alarm hosts seminar on combatting active shooters

November 21, 2013SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Mass.—More than 40 school and business leaders took part in American Alarm's “Keeping our Communities Safe” seminar last month, the company announced. Led by public safety officers from Winchester, Mass., the free seminar shared the latest best practices for active shooter situations, according to the release. “For years, we put people in lockdown and told them to sit on the floor and stay quiet,” said Fire Captain Rick Tustin, in a prepared statement. “That's...

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Residential

Guardian Alarm acquires two in Michigan

October 9, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm Co., based here, recently added about 3,000 mostly residential accounts and $72,000 in RMR by acquiring two local competitors.Guardian President David Goldstein told Security Systems News that Allstate Alarm Systems, based in Detroit, and Alert Alarm of Royal Oak, Mich., were both small companies, “but certainly ones that we were excited to have.”He said the companies were already in Guardian's footprint. “That's the beauty of the [acquisitions]—we...

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On The Editor's Desk

Talking mobile apps and new entrants at ESX

July 3, 2012Martha Entwistle

New entrants into the security industry and mobile apps where major topics of interest at the ESX show in Nashville, Tennessee where Tess, Rich and I spent the last week. I moderated three panel discussions on three different topics on Tuesday, but both of these topics came up in all three. And they came up in many other educational sessions last week, I moderated a panel called “Technology Trends Impacting your Business,” with Wells Sampson from American Alarm, David Carter of SNA, and...

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Commercial

American Alarm expands into Rhode Island

February 2, 2012Martha Entwistle

ARLINGTON, Mass.—With the acquisition, completed Jan. 26, of two Warwick, R.I.-based companies, American Alarm, which is based here, now has a physical presence in the neighboring state of Rhode Island for the first time.American acquired Electronic Alarm Systems (EAS) and Phoenix Fire Alarm & Communications. The companies are co-located in an office in Warwick, R.I. EAS is a security company that does about 50 percent commercial work. Phoenix is a commercial fire company.American has “had...

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Residential

Guardian buys American Alarm

January 18, 2012Martha Entwistle

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—In a deal that brings with it 5,000 accounts and $130,000 of RMR, Guardian Alarm, which is based here, has acquired Cleveland-based American Alarm.“We bought the alarm business from Ron Baxter, who owns a bunch of companies,” David Goldstein, president of Guardian Alarm, told Security Systems News.The deal included alarm accounts (70 percent residential) in northeast Ohio and Columbus, vehicles and three technicians. It also included “two to three”...

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General News

James Cook named sales manager at American Alarm

December 6, 2010SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Mass.—James Cook on Dec. 1 was appointed sales manager at American Alarm and Communications, one of the largest independent security Systems integration and monitoring companies in New England. Cook will oversee American Alarm's residential and small business sales programs for the metropolitan Boston market. “James brings strong talent for sales leadership and development, with experience ranging across several highly competitive industries including the electronic security...

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