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20 Under 40

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Nick McAmis

October 4, 2017Spencer Ives

Nick McAmis, 39President, CEO and owner, Sentry Security SolutionsBurleson, TexasNick McAmis, who founded Sentry Security Solutions in August 2013, has been in the industry for nearly 20 years.“I started in the security industry at 19 years old as a technician with Brinks Home Security, and thought that it was going to be a good job for me. Then, as I got more involved, I quickly realized that I wanted it to be my career, for the same reasons that I'm still involved in the industry now: offering...

20 under 40: Class of 2017, Nick McAmis, Sentry Security Solutions


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General News

News Poll: Security and smart home spaces see a range of customers

June 21, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—The smart home is a strong force in the industry, leading Security Systems News to ask its readers how the technology fits into customers' priorities. Responses were pretty evenly split between whether customers prioritize security, the smart home, or a mix of both.“While we will always be a security and life safety company at our core, we have adapted the way we go to market for residential and small business clients,” Nick McAmis, president of Sentry Security Solutions,...

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Commercial

Sentry Security Solutions secures funding

December 21, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

BURLESON, Texas—Sentry Security Solutions, a business and residential security provider based here, recently secured a multi-million dollar loan commitment with RMR Capital Group.Sentry Security Solutions' president Nick McAmis said that although the company has had success self-funding for its first three years in business, the financing from RMR Capital will help to accelerate organic growth, explore the possibility of acquisitions, and attract new talent. The financial terms of the deal...

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General News

News Poll: DIY represents an opportunity for traditional companies

August 17, 2016Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Traditional security companies like LOUD Security and Select Security have been looking at expanding their offerings with DIY. Most respondents to Security Systems News' latest poll said DIY gives companies access to more streams of revenue and new markets.“There is a place for the DIY market; however as the traditional dealers move into the IoT and connected market space, I believe the end users will need expertise to install and mostly to set up. I don't feel the technology...

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General News

Megamergers: benefit or pitfall?

March 16, 2016Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Industry consolidation will accelerate this year with two megamergers—the Tyco/JCI deal and the ADT/Protection 1 merger—expected to close by the end of 2016. Does this activity help or hurt the industry? Respondents to Security Systems News' latest news poll who said massive consolidation is good just barely edged out those who said these megadeals hurt the industry. Meanwhile, another group of respondents said they have other things to worry about.Several respondents...

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General News

Industry gives thumbs-up to private equity

December 16, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Private equity has a foothold in security, owning companies like Vivint, Protection 1 and CSG Security, but how does the industry really feel about private equity? Security Systems News' latest poll showed that half of respondents have worked with private equity and most would consider selling their business to a PE group.“Private equity in the security industry can accelerate growth. Most of us are limited to growth through cash flow excess which is slow and often ineffective,”...

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NewsPoll: Recession abating, growth to come

January 20, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—The recession shows signs of letting up and there are better times to come in 2015, Security Systems News' readers said in response to this month's NewsPoll.“We are still a very small company in the industry, however in our first full year we posted $180,000 in sales revenue and $50,000 in RMR. We accomplished this with three employees and no financial backing,” responded Nick McAmis, president and CEO of Texas-based Sentry Security Solutions.Forty-five percent of...

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Residential

Small Texas company makes big strides

January 14, 2015Amy Canfield

CROWLEY, Texas—After hitting the ground running in July 2013, Sentry Security Solutions anticipates big financial gains this year.Co-founded by Nick McAmis and Joel Clarke, the Dallas-Fort Worth-area company expects to post $500,000 in sales revenue and $75,000 in RMR for 2015.“We're tracking to that already,” McAmis told Security Systems News.In its first full year of business, the company of three employees—the two partners and their sole technician—reaped $180,000...

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