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My Alarm Center expands executive and leadership teams

October 10, 2018SSN Staff

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center has expanded its executive leadership team to support recent company growth and future initiatives. Frank Iovino, formerly SVP of national sales, has been promoted to chief revenue officer and Carole Dalton, formerly SVP of human resources, is now chief human resource officer. Both will continue to report to company president and CEO Amy Kothari.“2018 was a significant growth year for My Alarm Center and these executive appointments will best position...

Amy Kothari., Carole Dalton, Frank Iovino, My Alarm Center


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Residential

HAWK Security opens new office

February 28, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

FORT WORTH, Texas—HAWK Security Services, a member of the My Alarm Center family of brands based here, recently announced the opening of its newest office in Plano, Texas, joining the company's existing Texas branches in Fort Worth, Tyler, Houston and San Antonio.“We are thrilled to be opening our fifth office in Texas,” Megan MacDonald, VP of marketing, told Security Systems News in an email interview. “Hawk has experienced tremendous growth and continues to set the bar high...

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My Alarm Center partners to offer more personal safety

February 14, 2018Spencer Ives

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center recently announced a new partnership with personal safety device manufacturer ROAR for Good; the company's Athena device can sound an alarm and alert contacts if a user feels unsafe.“Both organizations are extremely passionate about keeping people safe, both in their homes and outside their homes, and that makes for a really good partnership,” Megan MacDonald, vice president of marketing at My Alarm Center, told Security Systems News.The Athena...

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Oaktree Capital Management buys My Alarm Center

July 26, 2017Spencer Ives

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center, a national home security and automation provider based here, was recently sold to global investment firm Oaktree Capital Management, headquartered in Los Angeles. The deal closed on July 14.“We kicked off an effort to recapitalize the business about a year ago, looking to strengthen our financial position, our balance sheet, and give us a better opportunity to grow our business,” Amy Kothari, My Alarm Center's president and CEO, told Security...

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General News

How I Use My System: Megan MacDonald

January 23, 2017Spencer Ives

Megan MacDonald, VP of marketing for My Alarm Center, has been with the company for two years now. She manages marketing and communications for all of the company's brands “including our regional branches, our B2B brand, as well as LivSecure, which is our dropship, Do-It-Yourself product.” Security Systems News spoke with MacDonald in December about her home alarm system.What kind of system do you have?I have a Qolsys system, which I actually put in during our testing for LivSecure. LivSecure...

How I Use My System, Megan MacDonald, My Alarm Center, Security Systems News


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My Alarm Center secures $10m in additional funding

October 26, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center, a residential security and home automation provider, recently secured $10 million in additional funding, giving the company increased capabilities on the acquisition front and in its growth organically.Led by Ironwood Capital and supported by Alcentra, Saratoga Investment Corporation, NXT Capital and OFS Capital, the $10 million is additional second-lien debt, an increase of the $50 million second-lien term loan to $60 million, with the proceeds going to...

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My Alarm Center's new business model driving success

August 17, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center, a super-regional security company with a rapidly evolving national presence, is coming off an impressive year of organic growth, complemented by the success of its new DIY division, LivSecure.“Both 2015 and 2016 have been really great years for us and signify a big shift in our business model to be more flexible and capital efficient in terms of having options for growth,” Amy Kothari, My Alarm Center's president and CEO, told Security Systems...

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Monitoring

My Alarm Center launches new DIY division

December 8, 2015Spencer Ives

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center launched LivSecure, a direct-to-consumer division focused on DIY-installed equipment paired with professional monitoring.Offering DIY won't appeal to everyone, Amy Kothari, My Alarm Center's president and CEO told Security Systems News. “But, there is a growing segment of the market that does not want to wait for a professional install, does not want to pay for a professional install, and are comfortable doing it themselves.”My Alarm Center announced...

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Monitoring Matters

My Alarm Center is on the street Thursday night

November 18, 2015Spencer Ives

Executives from My Alarm Center will be sleeping on the streets of Philadelphia Thursday night, Nov. 19, participating in Covenant House's Sleep Out: Executive Edition. Covenant House is a homeless youth shelter, headquartered in New York. It holds sleep outs Weather reports say that Philadelphia has a 100 percent chance of rain on Thursday and temperature in the low 60s, middle 50s overnight. “We look at it this way: These kids that are homeless, they don't get to pick which weather that have...

Amy Kothari, Anastasia Bottos, Covenant House, Kelly Bond, My Alarm Center


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Also Noted

My Alarm Center awards annual scholarships

August 25, 2015Spencer Ives

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center awarded Kristin Hand its annual $1,000 scholarship. Hand, from Baxley, Ga., is studying criminal justice with hopes of being a lawyer, according to a recent statement from My Alarm Center. For the third consecutive year, the company awarded two additional scholarships. Christian Renwick, of Earlysville, Va., is studying forensic pathology and was awarded $500. Virginia Paino, also receiving $500, is studying criminal justice to enter law enforcement. These...

Amy Kothari, My Alarm Center


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