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Five-year study of security alarms released

July 10, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

Fire is the biggest risk for both residential and commercial properties, followed by burglaries, which tend to spike in the summer and winter months, according to a new study completed by American Alarm and Communications of verified alarms from homes and businesses across Greater Boston and central New England. “Given our monitoring footprint in New England, and our systems for tracking alarm events, we use this data to understand local trends and to help people better manage risk in their...

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Commercial

American Alarm acquires Atlas Alarm

January 13, 2017Spencer Ives

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm and Communications, a regional full-service security provider based here, yesterday announced that it acquired 3,000 accounts from Atlas Alarm Corp., a fire alarm and life-safety systems provider based in Weymouth, Mass.“One of the things that is a really good fit is [the deal] strengthens the company's fire alarm capability,” Wells Sampson, American Alarm's president, told Security Systems News.The acquisition was finalized in late November 2016,...

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American Alarm buys First Stop

November 13, 2014SSN Staff

MANCHESTER, N.H.—American Alarm and Communications has acquired First Stop Security's installation, service and systems monitoring business. First Stop, based in Milford, N.H., serves about 100 homes and businesses in the area. “This is a great a fit for us,” Wells Sampson, president of American Alarm, said in a prepared statement. “We'll be able to serve these customers from our new Manchester facility.” American Alarm announced last month the relocation of its New...

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Residential

American Alarm's N.H. move promotes its growth plan

October 29, 2014Amy Canfield

ARLINGTON, Mass.—In keeping with its plan for aggressive growth, New England security provider American Alarm and Communications expects to increase its customer service capabilities and add jobs with a new and bigger New Hampshire office.The residential and commercial provider of security and life-safety systems across New England, with corporate offices based here, has relocated its New Hampshire headquarters to a 4,500 square-foot office and service center in Manchester.The former New Hampshire...

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Fire Systems Installation

Advanced Signal acquires life-safety division of electrical contractor

June 11, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

RANDOLPH, Mass.—Advanced Signal, based here, has acquired the fire and life safety accounts of a longtime Rockland, Mass.-based electrical contractor, P.E. Caruso.Also, Advanced Signal's parent company, Arlington, Mass.-based American Alarm and Communications, will take on Caruso's former security customers, the company announced May 29.“It fits really well,” American Alarm President Wells Sampson told Security Systems News regarding the deal, which was recently finalized.Most of...

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Residential

American Alarm expands in Rhode Island

January 27, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm and Communications, based here, announced this week that it has acquired AAA Custom Alarm Systems of Warwick, R.I. The buy adds density to American Alarm's existing operations in Rhode Island and unites under one roof several companies with a long history together.The deal brings about 1,000 mostly residential accounts and adds density to American Alarm in the small state, enhancing its ability to offer customer service in a cost-effective way, Wells Sampson,...

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American Alarm names new regional GM

October 1, 2013SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm and Communications has appointed John Tanner to regional general manager, which is a new position in the growing company, according to a Sept. 30 news release. “We remain on a steady growth trajectory, so it's important to evolve our operational and management structure to take customer service to the next level,” said Wells Sampson, American Alarm president, in a prepared statement. “As a regional leader, John will help us become even more...

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American Alarm expands reach in Rhode Island

January 23, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm and Communications, based here, announced this week that it has acquired P&J Alarm of West Greenwich, R.I., adding more than 1,000 residential and commercial accounts.P&J Alarm will merge its operations with Electronic Alarms in Warwick, R.I., which American Alarm purchased last year and considers its “flagship” company in the state.American Alarm, a security and life safety company founded in 1971, has had a presence in Rhode Island for more than...

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Talking mobile apps and new entrants at ESX

July 3, 2012Martha Entwistle

New entrants into the security industry and mobile apps where major topics of interest at the ESX show in Nashville, Tennessee where Tess, Rich and I spent the last week. I moderated three panel discussions on three different topics on Tuesday, but both of these topics came up in all three. And they came up in many other educational sessions last week, I moderated a panel called “Technology Trends Impacting your Business,” with Wells Sampson from American Alarm, David Carter of SNA, and...

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Commercial

American Alarm expands into Rhode Island

February 2, 2012Martha Entwistle

ARLINGTON, Mass.—With the acquisition, completed Jan. 26, of two Warwick, R.I.-based companies, American Alarm, which is based here, now has a physical presence in the neighboring state of Rhode Island for the first time.American acquired Electronic Alarm Systems (EAS) and Phoenix Fire Alarm & Communications. The companies are co-located in an office in Warwick, R.I. EAS is a security company that does about 50 percent commercial work. Phoenix is a commercial fire company.American has “had...

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