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2022 ESX Innovation Award winners

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2022 ESX Innovation Award winners announced

June 6, 2022SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has announced the winners of the 2022 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Innovation Awards, distinguishing innovation and excellence in the industry, and identifying the next-gen products and services that will offer significant opportunities for growth for integrator companies. These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a specific set of criteria, including ingenuity, applicability, response to market...

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The art of the security deal

July 27, 2016Paul Ragusa

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 why�Security Systems News�asked 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...

ADS Security, Brian Duffy, John Cerasuolo, John Loud, Loud Security, Per Mar Security Services, Robert Bitton, Supreme Security Systems

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How I Use My System: Matt Eyrich

July 8, 2016Spencer Ives

Matt Eyrich is the VP of commercial sales for LOUD Security, based in Kennesaw, Ga. He joined the company four years ago to lead the commercial sales division for the company. Since then, the division has added on an administrative employee, two sales people and is looking to hire a third commercial salesperson. Security Systems News got the chance to talk with Eyrich about the system he chose for his home.What kind of system do you have?I have a DMP system [with a touch screen keypad]. � I have...

How I Use My System, Loud Security, Matt Eyrich, Security Systems News (SSN)

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LOUD Security acquires company, will launch DIY division

June 1, 2016Paul Ragusa

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...

John Loud, Loud Security, Saturn Security Services

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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...

John Loud, Loud Security, Nash Security

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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...

John Loud, LIfe Security Manager, Loud Security

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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,...

Alarm Associates, John Loud, Loud Security, Tom Johnson

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News and Notes

What is it about Genetec that wins it top-employer awards?

February 11, 2015Amy Canfield

Genetec, a developer of open-platform, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industries, based in Montreal, hosted a Press Summit this week. I was supposed to be there. But no! A snowstorm on Sunday prevented me from making my flight out. I was disappointed. I was interested in learning and reporting about what Genetec has going on for 2015 in advance of its reveals at ISC West. I also was looking forward to finding out more about the corporate culture of...

2015, Brian Katz, corporate culture, Genetec, Google, John Loud, Loud Security, Physical Security, Security Systems News (SSN), TechSec Solutions

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News Poll: Casual and 'fun' is prevalent, helpful in the office

December 8, 2014Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—John Loud, owner of LOUD Security believes that without a positive company culture, “nothing else matters.” SSN readers discuss Loud's approach and issues such as cellphone policies and casual working environments in the latest SSN News Poll.Loud doesn't allow employees to bring personal cellphones to work. In contrast, 90 percent of the News Poll respondents say cellphones are freely allowed at their work, and an additional 8 percent say cellphones are allowed for...

3xLogic, Cellphones, Company Culture, Loud Security, Security Systems News (SSN), Wendi Burke

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LOUD Security: Develop company culture before it develops itself

November 19, 2014Amy Canfield

ORLANDO, Fla.—At LOUD Security, employees aren't allowed to bring personal cellphones to work and “Casual Fridays” are sporadic at best.But John Loud, owner of the Atlanta-based security company, thinks he's got a top-rate company culture. Leading a session on “Creating a Culture People Love” at Honeywell's Connect2014, held here Nov. 13-16, Loud explained how he has built that culture to be engaging and fun.It all starts with company leadership, he said, and it's all...

Casual Fridays, Cellphones, Company Culture, John Loud, Loud Security

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