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Brinks Home Security’s bulk acquisition of contracts

June 23, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Monitronics International, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which includes Brinks Home Security, announced it has acquired approximately 114,000 residential alarm monitoring contracts from Protect America, Inc., totaling approximately $4.6M in recurring monthly revenue (RMR). “This transaction fits neatly into our philosophy of acquiring profitable accounts at scale and holding them for life,” William Niles, interim CEO, Brinks Home Security, said in the announcement. “The company [Brinks...

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August Home and Protect America team up

February 7, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

SAN FRANCISCO and AUSTIN, Texas—August Home and Protect America have teamed up to provide smarter DIY security for homeowners. By integrating the August Smart Lock Pro into its connected home security systems, Protect America's professionally monitored security now works with the August Smart Lock Pro to provide customers with keyless access to their home.“Our partnership with August Home is significant in that it is the first time we have worked closely with such an innovative leader...

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Alarm.com's first quarter earnings up 26 percent

May 15, 2017SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com reported this past week a 26 percent year-over-year increase in total revenue for the first quarter, which ended March 31, 2017. This announcement comes on the heels of the company filing a patent infringement lawsuit against SecureNet Technologies and Protect America late last month in the court of Virginia."We're off to a solid start in 2017 with continued growth in SaaS and license revenue and increased profitability," Steve Trundle, president and CEO of Alarm.com,...

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Protect America gains investment

March 3, 2017Spencer Ives

AUSTIN, Texas—Protect America, a DIY security company supported by a UL-listed wholesale monitoring center, has announced a new investment.“[The investment's] purposes are to fund growth—subscriber growth as well as product road map—and really building an emphasis on customer experience in everything that we do as a company,” Jared Miller, the company's chief commercial officer, told Security Systems News.The company announced the investment in early February. The investment's...

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Protect America partners with police to combat burglary

July 24, 2014SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Protect America, a home security company based here, has joined with the Austin Police Department's Burglary Unit in a commitment to fight property crime in this city, according to a recent news release. On July 16, the company presented officers with a $15,000 check. The funds will be used to supply detectives with high-tech equipment and aid in confidential operations, the release said. Among the items needed by the Burglary Unit are powerful laptop computers and technology...

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Testimony from Protect America employee helps convict burglars

May 22, 2014SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—A Protect America employee's statements during the trial of two men accused of burglarizing the home of a customer in Los Angeles County, Calif. aided in their conviction, according to a company news release. According to the release, in June 2013, two men kicked open the front door of the customer's home and set off an alarm. The men fled the residence and were apprehended nearby in possession of a large television. The men then claimed they found the stolen goods on the street. At...

Jeff Butler, Patricia Swain, Protect America


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Protect America now offers automated door lock

January 22, 2014SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Home security and automation provider Protect America now carries Yale Real Living brand Z-Wave door locks, the company announced Jan. 20. “Imagine never being locked out of your home again,” said Scott Fleming, Protect America COO, in a prepared statement. “Homeowners can now lock and unlock their homes from anywhere with a smartphone. This really is the beginning of a digital lifestyle where everything is connected and much easier to operate.” The locks...

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Protect America, security website help safeguard war victim's family

June 20, 2013SSN Staff

SAN FRANCISCO—Protect America worked with besthomesecuritycompanys.com, a home security review website, to provide a free security system to the Byrd family, who lost their husband and father, Jordan Byrd, while he was serving in Afghanistan, according to a news release. In September 2010, when Savanna Byrd was 23, she saw her husband sent off to war four days after she gave birth to their son Ayden. A few weeks later, she received a phone call telling her that two soldiers were standing outside...

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Protect America names new creative director

May 6, 2013SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Protect America, a provider of wireless home security systems, based here, has appointed Rylan Francis its new creative director, according to a company statement. Francis, who will oversee the company's creative output and marketing collateral, has worked in Protect America's marketing department for over three years, most recently as the department's manager. Over the past several months, the marketing department, and the company in general, has added around 100 new employees,...

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On The Editor's Desk

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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