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LOUD Security makes some noise with two acquisitions

December 12, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security Systems grew its account base to more 10,000 accounts with the recent acquisitions of RTA Security and Premier Security.“We're honored to continue the service-oriented values of each of these exceptional companies,” LOUD Security Systems President, John Loud, said in the announcement, noting that both companies share the same family-owned values as LOUD. “Another factor that made each of these deals so appealing is that the location of their customer...

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The art of the security deal

July 27, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—From first meetings with a prospective seller to closing on the final deal, navigating the complicated acquisition landscape can be daunting. That's whySecurity Systems Newsasked four residential companies who are active acquirers—LOUD Security, ADS Security, Per Mar Security Services and Supreme Security Systems—to provide an inside look at what it takes to get a good deal done.Per Mar Security Services president Brian Duffy told SSN that for super-regional companies...

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LOUD Security acquires company, will launch DIY division

June 1, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security, based here, recently purchased 400 accounts from Saturn Security Systems of Newnan, Ga.This is LOUD Security's first major acquisition of the year, after purchasing 800 accounts from Nash Security back in December, and brings the company's total number of accounts to approximately 9,000.“It is always exciting to have an opportunity to find such a cleanly run, customer care-focused business, and for them to select to partner with LOUD Security is a great reflection...

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DMP Owners Forum helps dealers leverage trends

April 13, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAS VEGAS—The DMP Owners Forum, held here April 5 at the Wynn Resort & Casino, brought together the top 50 DMP dealers to network, learn about new DMP products and services, and listen to industry acclaimed speakers. Hosted by DMP executive management, this event takes place the day before the ISC West exhibit opens, providing a daylong educational forum in support of DMP dealers.“The DMP Owners Forum was outstanding this year, as they introduced some new products and services that help...

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Resi security industry preps for ISC West

March 16, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With ISC West right around the corner, Security Systems News asked some leading players on the residential security side to share their game plans for this year's show at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, April 5-8.Tom Kerber, who leads Parks Associates' research in the areas of home controls, energy management and home networks, told SSN that ISC West allows him to meet face-to-face with leaders in the industry and “talk to as many people as I can to try to get some qualitative...

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LOUD finalizes last acquisition of 2015

January 5, 2016Spencer Ives

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security acquired Nash Security on Dec. 31, John Loud, company president, told Security Systems News, and more are on the way in 2016.“It's a wonderful add-on and geographically, they're right in our exact footprint,” Loud said.The addition of 800 accounts from Nash Security brings LOUD's total number of monitored accounts to 8,500, he said.Loud declined to release the exact addition in RMR, he said this deal puts the company over the $220,000 mark in RMR.While...

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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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Sticky bundle for LOUD

August 26, 2015Amy Canfield

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security is three months into its trademarked Life Safety Facility Manager program, adding service revenue and new “stickiness” to its commercial customer base, company owner and president John Loud told Security Systems News.The company has bundled inspections and certifications of fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and more and included camera cleanings in its package.“Now you don't have to call the electrician or your extinguisher guy. You can get...

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LOUD takes on 1,200 Alarm Associates accounts

June 29, 2015Amy Canfield

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security has acquired Alarm Associates Inc. of Atlanta, adding 1,200 accounts and bringing its RMR to more than $210,000, according to owner and president John Loud.Alarm Associate's former owners, Tom and Dawn Johnson, “were outstanding in taking care of their customers” over nearly three decades, Loud told Security Systems News. “That's right in our footprint.”The new accounts resulting from the acquisition, located in LOUD's Metro Atlanta main base,...

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LOUD Security to acquire three

March 25, 2015Amy Canfield

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security Systems plans to acquire three companies by June, according to owner and president John Loud.Acquisitions are key to the company's growth plan, Loud said, and with a new senior revolving line of credit from Capital One Bank, LOUD can pursue those goals.Previously, “the cost of money or availability of it was limited. Many times we had to forgo opportunities. But now we have significant financing available,” he told Security Systems News.Capital One and...

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