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Residential

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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On The Editor's Desk

Sandy Springs considers fining dealers for false alarms

July 12, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

The new Sandy Springs, Ga. alarm ordinance, which is set to be voted on July 18, is alarming many in the security industry as it looks to force alarm dealers to pay their subscriber's false alarm fees and fines. “This makes as much sense as a car rental company being responsible for paying your speeding tickets if you get caught speeding in their car,” Dan Gordon, president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA), and owner of Ga.-based Gordon Security,...

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Suppliers

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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Residential

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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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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Residential

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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Also Noted

LOUD Security Systems wins business award

June 12, 2014SSN Staff

KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security Systems was named the 2014 Small Business of the Year by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's June First Monday Breakfast, presented by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, according to a news release. As the Chamber's 2014 top Small Business of the Year, LOUD Security Systems will compete in the state's small business of the year competition. Established in 1995 by John Loud, LOUD Security Systems is a low voltage contractor focusing on the installation, maintenance,...

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General News

Acquiring thy neighbor?

July 17, 2013Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—One of the best ways for security companies to build density is to acquire a local competitor, but there also are potential pitfalls when doing business in your backyard, according to five security company executives who have experience with these kinds of transactions.John Jennings, president of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Safeguard Security; Pat Egan, president of Lancaster, Pa.-based Select Security; John Loud, president of LOUD Security Systems, based in Kennesaw, Ga.; David...

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

AT&T bringing home security in Dallas and Atlanta this summer

May 7, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

It's official now …. AT&T plans to bring its home security/home automation offering to Atlanta this summer … and also to Dallas, the Dallas-based telecom announced today. It's the start of a nationwide launch, the company said. AT&T's Digital Life services will be professionally monitored from AT&T owned and operated 24/7 monitoring stations, the company said in a May 7 news release. The company announced this morning that it plans to begin trials of Digital Life in Atlanta and Dallas this summer....

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Residential

AT&T to enter Atlanta security market

December 7, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

KENNESAW, Ga.—The news that AT&T is creating a new Atlanta-based division to offer customers home security and home automation—and that it reportedly will open its own monitoring station—carries some positive implications for local alarm companies, said John Loud, owner of Loud Security Systems, which is based here.For example, said Loud, who also is president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA), he looks forward to AT&T using its big advertising...

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