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Security industry sees uptick in business

July 15, 2020Paul Ragusa

Despite some obvious setbacks in the U.S. in states that have experienced a resurgence in COVID cases, the security industry overall has seen business get back to some semblance of normal, although nowhere near the levels that were once enjoyed pre-coronavirus. Back in April, an overwhelming number (84 percent) of SSN News Poll respondents said that their business was being negatively impacted by COVID-19. Now, three months later, we asked readers to reevaluate the business landscape, with many saying...

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Guardian Protection Services opens Nashville, Tenn., location

November 8, 2018SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection Services opened a branch in Brentwood, Tenn., 10 miles south of the Nashville city center, which became operational on Nov. 1.“We've been working diligently to identify the geographic areas where we can best grow our business,” Guardian president Bryan Cipoletti said in a prepared statement. “Nashville is a good fit for us in that it has demographic characteristics similar to our current core market areas and is within an approximate 250-mile...

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General News

How I Use My System: Todd Homitz

April 4, 2018Spencer Ives

Todd Homitz, Guardian Protection Services' marketing project manager, has been with the company for 11 years. “Two years ago, I transitioned to my current role as the marketing project manager and really enjoy getting to interact with all teams, staying on top of the latest projects and trends, and even helping ideate new programs and projects,” he said. In late February, he told Security Systems News about his home alarm system.What kind of system do you have?I have the Qolsys IQ Panel...

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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 selected by Guardian Protection Services

February 14, 2018SSN Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technology, announced recently that Guardian Protection Services, a residential and commercial security systems provider based in Warrendale, Pa., has selected the IQ Panel 2 as its next generation platform following a one-year evaluation period.“We are honored to bring the IQ Panel 2 to Guardian's customers and dealers,” Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP of sales and marketing, said in the announcement. “As Security and...

Guardian Protection Services, Kevin Bish, Mike Hackett, Qolsys

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Also Noted

Guardian Protection Services' monitoring center becomes UL certified

March 8, 2017SSN Staff

WARRENDALE, Pa.—Guardian Protection Services recently announced that its Western Operations Alarm Monitoring Center has earned UL certification. Guardian's Western Operations Center located in Tempe, Arizona provides business continuity to all mission-critical operations performed at its headquarters located in Warrendale, Pennsylvania. “The attainment of UL certification at Guardian's Western Alarm Monitoring Center furthers our strategic initiative to underpin key business operations...

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General News

The security industry gives back

September 16, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Systems integration firm SSI founded Allegiant Giving to aid veterans and residential security company Alliance Security donates systems to domestic abuse victims. SSI and Alliance are not alone in their charitable efforts—Security Systems News' latest News Poll shows 89 percent of responding companies involve themselves in charities.Per Mar Security Services, as one example, has a structured model for donating. “We have an employee-funded charity program, which...

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General News

Home automation should be smart, but simple

July 16, 2015Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Home automation experts have heard the message loud and clear: simplify, simplify, simplify. As exciting as the ultimate smart home may seem, end users want control of their home automation devices. Many homeowners have thought about their priorities before they talk to dealers—they want their home technology working for them, not vice versa. Rob Puric, director of the connected home division at Honeywell, based in Morristown, N.J., said his company's research..., Avi Rosenthal, Greg Blackett, Greg Roberts, Guardian Protection Services, home automation, Honeywell, iControl Networks, Jay Kenny, Joe Lininger, Nortek, Rob Puric

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News and Notes

Goings-on at Guardian

April 22, 2015Amy Canfield

Guardian Protection Services has been busy lately, rolling out a new funding process for dealers and a new mobile app for customers along with a rebranding initiative during its 65th year. A meeting with Guardian at ISC West last week didn't come off as planned, so this week I caught up by phone with Joseph Lininger, VP of marketing, to talk about recent activity at the super-regional. Guardian will now pay authorized dealers on a daily basis as opposed to a weekly basis for the accounts it purchases...., Guardian Protection Services, Joseph Lininger, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Complete Home is key to Guardian's California growth strategy

March 3, 2015Amy Canfield

FRESNO, Calif.—Complete Home Security and Services, a newly authorized dealer for Guardian Protection Services, plans to expand Guardian's coverage on the West Coast in the next few months.Complete Home is scheduled to open a second office in mid-March in Visalia, Calif., about 40 miles south of its main office here in Fresno. It also plans to open a third office in Bakersfield or Modesto, CEO David Shea told Security Systems News. He noted, though, that his first priority is to boost Guardian's...

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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' 2014—Randall Tecza

October 21, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

Randall Tecza, 39Vice president of operations, Guardian Protection Services, Warrendale, Pa.What inspired you to get into the security industry?My first taste of security was with Comcast, where I was vice president of operations. I helped them launch their security offering in my region, the Keystone Region, around 2012. When we launched that, I was really intrigued by the home automation aspect and the cameras. … Then I was recruited by Guardian. I was really happy with Comcast, but I had the...

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