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ESOP is a good idea, industry says

April 18, 2016Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Integration firms Tech Systems and Pro-Tec Design both implemented Employee Stock Ownership Plans in the last 12 months, and most respondents to Security Systems News' latest poll said that ESOP is a good plan, benefiting the owners and the employees.A majority of respondents, 57 percent, said that an ESOP strategy benefits all parties involved, the owners and the employees.Other exit strategy options are more profitable for business owners, 19 percent said. “I personally...

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Readers warming up to stand-alone home automation

August 7, 2013Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—In June, Comcast, a relative newcomer to the industry, rolled out Xfinity Home Control, which allows homeowners to control lights and thermostats and remotely view rooms in their homes without what was traditionally the foundation of such a package: a home security system.According to respondents to SSN's September News Poll, 63 percent say professional security companies need to offer such a home automation package without a security system. However, 56 percent of the 41 respondents...

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