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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,”...

ADS Security, ASG, Bob Ryan, Google, Imperial Capital, Jeff Kahn, Jeff Kessler, John Cerasuolo, Security Systems News (SSN), Select Security, steve firestone, Wayne Alarm

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ASG buys in Texas and Connecticut

October 8, 2014Martha Entwistle

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Super-regional ASG Security added $150,000 in RMR via two acquisitions, one in New England and one in Texas.“Our story continues,” ASG Joe Nuccio told Security Systems News. “We continue to find very good, high quality companies that fit into our regions.”In a deal that brings 5,000 customers and $105,000 in RMR, ASG acquired Advanced Protection Systems of Corpus Christi, Texas. “The owners had the business for 30 years and built it brick by brick,”...

Advanced Protection Systems, ASG Security, Bob Ryan, Home TechnologiesRalph Masino, Joe Nuccio, Joel Hilliard, Laredo Arms, Pat Nolan

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ASG consolidates in South Texas, acquires Laredo Alarms

July 16, 2014Martha Entwistle

BELTSVILLE, Md.—In a deal that boosts its RMR in South Texas to $1.2 million, super-regional ASG Security has acquired Laredo Alarms of Laredo, Texas.“We dominate in this part of Texas,” Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.“We've known Fidel Gonzalez (former owner of Laredo Alarms) for a long, long time. He's run a high quality company for about 29 years. We're fortunate that he considered selling the company to us and today he's with us and will run the Laredo...

ASG Security, Bob Ryan, Fidel Gonzalez, Joe Nuccio, Laredo Alarms, NICET, Physical Security

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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...

Alarm Detection Systems (ADS), Amsafe Security Systems, ASG, Bob Ryan, Davis Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Joe Nuccio, Physical Security, Ralph Masino, security integration

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General News

Market void: Technology and demand await next development in hosted video

August 21, 2013Kenneth Z. Chutchian

Although hosted video has not yet dominated the security scene as some predicted a few years ago, the hype may eventually be justified. Integrators who have made the switch from selling analog to digital cameras and other industry experts say the future is now for hosted video surveillance.The technology has been available for a while. The demand has been emerging. One of the remaining hurdles is the training of reluctant salespeople, technicians and installers, says Art Miller, vice president of...

Aaron Dale, Art Miller, ASG Security, Axis Communications, Bob Ryan, hosted video, IMS, Matt Krebs, Vector Security

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Your RMR on steroids

May 29, 2013Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—Home automation and interactive services get most of the headlines when it comes to generating additional RMR, but alarm companies may be leaving money in the field if they're overlooking more basic opportunities, experts told participants at a recent ESX webinar.“Your RMR on Steroids: Expert Tips to Power Growth and Value” delved into newer technologies that hold the promise of a healthy return on investment. It also examined what companies can do to enhance the...

ADT, Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA), American Video and Security, ASG Security, Bob Ryan, home automation, Kelly Bond, Larry Folsom

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At ASG Security, hosted video is hot

February 13, 2013Martha Entwistle

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security is touting its hosted video offering as its “pathway out of analog.” In fact, its new ASG Video offering is taking off at such a rate that executives believe one year from now, the company's sales force will sell only IP cameras—no analog at all—to its small-business customers. “By the end of the year, analog will be over. � That's the goal,” Bob Ryan, ASG SVP of sales and marketing, told Security Systems News. ASG...

ASG Security, Axis Communications, Bob Ryan, Brian Lohse, ISC West, Matt Krebs, Secure-i

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ASG makes four buys, details sales-force segmentation plan

January 16, 2013Martha Entwistle

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security announced two “year-end” buys in November but made four more purchases before 2012 ended.Expect the acquisitions to continue apace in 2013, ASG CEO Joe Nuccio told Security Systems News.ASG expects to add another $1 million in RMR, bringing it to $9 million in RMR by the end of 2013. “That's based on our plan and what we have in the hopper today,” Nuccio said.The super-regional bought Sembera Security Systems of Cypress, Texas and Sentry...

ASG Security, Bob Ryan, Fred Sembera, Joe Nuccio, Ralph Masino, Sembera Security Systems, Sentry Installations

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ASG plans to 'hit the gas pedal' with new hire

January 27, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

BELTSVILLE, Md.—ASG Security has hired a former top Protection One sales executive to fill a new position ASG has created—VP of residential sales and marketing. Hiring Jim Boots, formerly VP of residential sales for Protection One, is an integral part of ASG's new strategy to “hit the gas pedal on residential,” said Bob Ryan, ASG senior VP, sales and marketing. He said the company is planning a big push into residential in two new markets this spring, San Antonio, Texas and...

ASG Security, Bob Ryan, Jim Boots, Joe Nuccio, Protection One

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