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Residential

ADS welcomes 2013 with new CEO, expanded credit and plan for growth

January 2, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, based here, is starting 2013 with a new CEO, a plan for a new acquisition and a 60 percent increase in its line of credit.John Cerasuolo, the company's former COO who became CEO in December when Mel Mahler announced he was stepping down from that post and retiring, told Security Systems News that all those developments are not sudden. Instead, Cerasuolo said, they are “part of a transition plan that was put together and we just kind of methodically executed.”The...

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Mahler retires as chairman and CEO of ADS

December 13, 2012SSN Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—After 22 years with ADS Security, Mel Mahler is stepping down as chairman and CEO, according to a company news release. Mahler, who was selected by SSN as one of the top security industry mentors of 2012, has assumed the role of chairman emeritus, while John Cerasuolo, president and COO of the company since 2008, will become CEO, the company said in the Dec. 12 release. Cerasuolo joined ADS when Mahler stepped aside as president and Cerasuolo took over that role. Bill Hunt,...

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ADS increases line of credit with Bank of America

December 13, 2012SSN Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In conjunction with new leadership changes, ADS Security has increased its line of credit with Bank of America from $25 million to $40 million, according to a company statement. The move positions the company to proceed with its plan to grow through strategic acquisitions. Advanced technology will play a critical role in the company's expansion. ADS announced Dec. 12 that CEO and Chairman Mel Mahler is stepping down to become chairman emeritus, and that current ADS president...

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Residential

Change from 'protection to connection' driving values

July 3, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

NASHVILLE—Connected services are changing the industry and creating new business opportunities but are also posing some challenges, such as enticing telecom and cableco players into the market, a panel of industry experts said at the Electronic Security Expo here last week.“Over the last two years, the game has changed. Home security has become more about home automation. The emphasis is shifting from protection to connection,” said Amy Kothari, president and CEO of Alarm Capital...

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

Day 2 at ESX: Looking ahead, on technology, leaders, and sales

June 26, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

“Forward thinking.” That the term that Hank Groff, national director of Pittsburgh-based Guardian Protection, used today when I asked him about his impression of the second day of the ESX show, being held here in Nashville. Groff told me that's a theme he's noticing at the show, and said it dovetails nicely with Guardian's approach to the latest technology. “We're really driving our dealers to sell everything cellular and mobile app technology,” he said. He also said a Texas...

ADS Security, Greg McLochlin, Guardian Protection, Hank Groff, Honeywell Security, Laurie Jackson, Mel Mahler, Mike Jagger, North American Video, Patrick Egan


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Monitoring Matters

SIAC honors Mahler, Malice for service and perseverance

June 12, 2012Rich Miller

Longtime alarm industry leaders Mel Mahler and Maria Malice padded their laurels last week with SIAC's 2012 William N. Moody Award, which pays tribute to those in the industry who exhibit “integrity, fairness and perseverance in the face of adversity.” Mahler, chairman and CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based ADS Security, was a charter board member of SIAC and is currently co-chairman and treasurer. He oversees daily operations and has helped the group clear a hurdle that long defied it: establishing...

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20 Under 40

Introducing Security Industry Mentors: Meet the Class of 2012

May 22, 2012Martha Entwistle

For six years now, one of our most popular news stories of the year has been our annual “20 under 40” list of future leaders of the security industry.Every year, when the editors of Security Systems News interview the candidates we've chosen for the list, we hear stories about their mentors, people in the industry who've not only been successful themselves, but also have taken an active interest in encouraging and helping the leaders of tomorrow.We thought it was about time that we acknowledged...

Amy Kothari, Curtiss Weinstein, Kevin Engelhardt, Mel Mahler, Michael McLeod, Security Industry Mentors


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General News

Industry 'visionary' killed in car crash

November 22, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—Industry members are mourning the death of John Mabry, who died Friday in a head-on vehicle collision in Georgia while en route to visit family in that state.Mabry, Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) president from 1981-1983 and also a longtime ex-officio board member, is being remembered this week for his expertise and dedication to the industry, and for his warm personality.“It's a big loss to the industry, no question, a big loss to ADS, and a big loss to me personally,”...

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

Industry icon dies in vehicle collision

November 21, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

I came to work this morning to a report of some sad news: John Mabry, a director and past president of the Central Station Alarm Association, died Friday, Nov. 18, in a car crash. Mel Mahler of ADS Security, another CSAA past president and director, shared this message with Security Systems News: “It is with deep regret and profound sadness that I share the passing of John W. Mabry. While en route to visit his daughter yesterday afternoon, John was involved in a fatal head-on collision, according...

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