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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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Private equity firm buys Ackerman Security

April 1, 2015Amy Canfield

TORONTO—Imperial Capital Group of Toronto has acquired super-regional Ackerman Security.Imperial Capital, which partnered with OPTrust on the deal, had been looking for a platform company in the security sector, said Ed Truant, an Imperial Capital partner."Ackerman represented an excellent investment opportunity due to its strong customer value proposition, a history of strong growth with many opportunities for growth in the future and a proven management team with exceptionally strong execution...

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Ackerman Security donates to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

October 14, 2014SSN Staff

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security has donated $5,000 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter. The $5,000 came from proceeds from Ackerman's 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, held Sept. 16. Ackerman also is entering its eighth year of sponsorship with the Strike Out Leukemia and Lymphoma Radiothon, presented by 680 The Fan radio, which benefits LLS. Ackerman markets, installs, services and monitors residential and commercial security systems. It provides installation and services in 46...

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Ackerman sponsors benefit radiothon

December 17, 2013SSN Staff

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems was a sponsor of the Atlanta-area “12 Hours of Hope,” a radiothon that raised $146,822 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the company announced Dec. 16. “Ackerman has long been a supporter of Children's Healthcare and we were proud to be a sponsor of this great event,” said Jim Callahan, Ackerman president, in a prepared statement. Children's Healthcare will use proceeds from the fundraiser to purchase a wireless x-ray machine for...

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Ackerman receives Medal of Valor at Honeywell Connect

November 15, 2013SSN Staff

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems received the Medal of Valor Award at Honeywell's Connect 2013 annual meeting, the company announced Nov. 14. It was one of several the company received. Ackerman also received the Life Safety Award, Community Service Award, Dealer of the Year 1st Place Award and Total Connect Camera Award, according to the release. “With so many fine companies and leaders at Connect 2013, we were honored to be selected for this prestigious award recognizing our growth...

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Ackerman aids Georgia family

April 1, 2013SSN Staff

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems has partnered with WSB and TrustDale to aid a local family's transition to a new home, according to a company statement. Ackerman will donate a security system on behalf of the partnership. In October, 2-year-old Tripp Halstead suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was struck by a falling tree branch. In the wake of the incident, Tripp's parents purchased a one-story home to better accommodate his ongoing care. With the home in need of repairs and with...

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Ackerman Security closes $75 million credit facility

June 27, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems announced this week that it closed a new $75 million credit facility.The five-year financing is led by RBS Citizens. Capital One is the syndication agent and TD Bank also participated.The super-regional, based here, last month announced its plan to double its revenue in five years.“The financing allows for continued and aggressive internal account generation, the possibility of entering new markets and the possibility of acquisitions, which potentially...

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Ackerman launches five-year plan

May 30, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security Systems has a new president, plans to expand to a new market within about a year, and has revealed an ambitious new growth plan that calls for doubling its revenue over the next five years.The super-regional, based here, announced on Tuesday that Jim Callahan, the company's COO since 2009, is now president of Ackerman. He joined the company 14 years ago as VP of sales.The goal of doubling its revenue by the end of 2016 is “a pretty aggressive plan,“ Callahan...

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Ackerman aims to grow

September 13, 2011Martha Entwistle

ATLANTA—Ackerman Security, which in August moved into brand new headquarters here, expects to add another 65 employees over the next year—through organic growth. It will also beef up its commercial business in the Washington, D.C. area. “We expect to increase the number of employees by 25 percent over the next year, but we've also grown our revenues 20 to 25 percent each year over the past five years,” Jim Callahan, Ackerman COO, told Security Systems News. The super-regional,...

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Ackerman's new branch office in Washington corridor a success

October 14, 2010Tess Nacelewicz

ATLANTA—Just five months ago, Ackerman Security Systems opened a new branch in Maryland to serve customers in the Washington, D.C. area. Now, the office is doing so well it has doubled its staff and the company is making future plans for other offices in that corridor. The new Beltsville location is Ackerman's first physical office outside of its Atlanta headquarters in more than four decades of company history, according to Jim Callahan, Ackerman's chief operating officer. The new office...

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