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Commercial

Apollo lands Protection 1, ASG

June 1, 2015Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—Apollo Global Management is about to take one giant leap into security with its May 19 agreement to acquire Protection 1 and ASG Security.Under the agreement, reportedly $2 billion, the combined companies will operate under the Protection 1 brand, with Protection 1 CEO Tim Whall at the helm.Whall told Security Systems News that given the companies' “like-minded approach to the operations, the combination will be a force in the marketplace."The deal would instantly deliver “both...

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On The Editor's Desk

Apollo lands Protection 1, ASG

May 20, 2015Martha Entwistle

Apollo Global Management is about to take one giant leap into security with its May 19 agreement to acquire Protection 1 and ASG Security. Under the agreement, the combined companies will operate under the Protection 1 brand, with Protection 1 CEO Tim Whall at the helm. Security Systems News reported on the proposed deal last week. Here's that story. I had a chance to interview Protection 1 CEO Tim Whall, CMO Jamie Haenggi and ASG's CEO Joe Nuccio last night. I was looking for details about how the...

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General News

Security investment and finance in '14

December 12, 2014Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—Valuations, at least for smaller security deals, were generally higher in 2014 compared to 2013. That is one area of agreement among three security finance and investment experts who participated in a Security Systems News virtual round table.Participating in this year's round table were: Michael Barnes, founder of Barnes Associates, a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in the security alarm industry; John Robuck, managing director, Security Finance for Capital One's...

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General News

Barnes Associates wholesale monitoring survey finds accounts up 19 percent

March 12, 2014Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—Much can be gleaned from the fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA wholesale monitoring survey, but if anything stands out about 2013, it's that overall growth was gaudy.The wholesale monitoring segment enjoyed a 19.4 percent increase in the number of monitored accounts in 2013, according to a survey led by Barnes Associates, a consulting and advisory firm specializing in the security alarm industry. The survey was co-sponsored by Security Systems News and the Central Station...

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Monitoring Matters

Credit scores and attrition: Correlation?

July 15, 2013Leif Kothe

The quest to reduce the dreaded attrition rate remains a high priority for anyone in the monitoring space, and companies continue to explore new ways to predict and prevent cancellations. Companies don't just track attrition rates; they look for clues, like usage patterns, that could yield information about whether certain customers may be more prone to stay or go. While usage patterns remain a valuable toolfor evaluating customers and forming effective business strategies (conventional wisdom says...

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Residential

Steve Baker, other industry vets launch GHS Interactive Security

May 22, 2013Martha Entwistle

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Industry veteran Steve Baker, who has served in executive roles at ADT, Monitronics and Westec, announced May 22 that his corporation, GHS Interactive Security, has acquired LifeLine Security and Automation as a platform for growth.LifeLine uses a year-round door-knocking sales model and is formerly one of Monitronics' largest dealers. The company has 60 employees who have remained with GHS. Based here, LifeLine also has an office in Emeryville, Calif. GHS has an office in...

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General News

Barnes Associates/SSN wholesale monitoring survey finds accounts up nearly 11 percent in 2012

March 13, 2013Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—The wholesale monitoring industry posted surprisingly strong growth in 2012, with accounts increasing 10.7 percent and average RMR for alarm companies following nearly in lock step, according to a new survey led by Barnes Associates.The third annual study, co-sponsored by Security Systems News and the Central Station Alarm Association, involved responses from 23 wholesale monitoring companies. It included the biggest players in the industry and added to data tracked since 2007.The...

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Glow or glower? Readers chart industry's prospects for 2013

February 26, 2013Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—In mid-December, The Wall Street Journal defied doomsayers and the pending fiscal cliff with an article headlined “Economy Poised to Nudge Ahead in 2013.” The Journal predicted that the U.S. recovery would gain a bit of steam through the year, ushering in a period of more normal growth.Security interests fared better than most during the recession, but it would be a stretch to say that overall growth has been robust. So do members of the industry share the Journal's...

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Martha talks to Mike Barnes: RMR growth rate, other metrics revealed

February 13, 2013Martha Entwistle

I had a chance today to talk to Mike Barnes about last week's Barnes Buchanan Conference. Below are some highlights of our conversation. Interested in more insight on RMR and related growth? Check out the April issue of SSN for the 3rd annual Special Report of the SSN/Barnes Associates Wholesale Monitoring study. The study will also be available online on www.securitysystemsnews.com, and featured in a future Thursday morning newswire The SSN/Barnes Associates Wholesale Monitoring study tracks the...

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Also Noted

Barnes Buchanan conference to kick off Feb. 7

January 29, 2013SSN Staff

PALM BEACH, Fla.—The 18th annual Barnes Buchanan Security Alarm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 7-9 at The Breakers resort. While the lineup of speakers is still being finalized, the agenda includes a roundtable featuring Don Boerema of ADT, Tim Whall of Protection 1, Rich Perry of Security Networks and Pam Petrow of Vector Security. Other forums will include an overview of debt markets for the security industry, led by Bill Polk of Capital One, and an analysis of the security alarm industry,...

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