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  • Craig Leyers promoted to president of ADS Security
    by Paul Ragusa on January 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Leyers succeeds John Cerasuolo, who served as president for 12 years Paul Ragusa Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Craig_Leyers.jpg NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a division of Vector […]

  • ADT acquires Defenders, its largest independent dealer
    by Paul Ragusa on January 7, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, January 7, 2020 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has acquired Defenders, its largest independent dealer and only Authorized Premier Provider, for a purchase price of approximately $381 million. As part of the […]

  • ADT unveils DIY brand at CES
    by Paul Ragusa on January 7, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    SSN Staff Tuesday, January 7, 2020 LAS VEGAS—ADT unveiled its new DIY smart home security brand, Blue by ADT, at CES here this week. Founded on the work of LifeShield, acquired by ADT in 2019, Blue by ADT fulfills the company’s mission […]

  • Strategic Security Solutions brings on new leadership
    by Paul Ragusa on January 2, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    CEO Jay Slaughterbeck and President Ron Oetjen share their vision for S3 Paul Ragusa Thursday, January 2, 2020 RALEIGH, N.C.—Strategic Security Solutions (S3), a super regional systems integrator based here, recently […]

  • Allied Universal makes fourth buy in a month
    by Paul Ragusa on December 16, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Deal speaks to company’s overall growth strategy, CEO says Paul Ragusa Monday, December 16, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal’s recent buy of APG Security — its fourth deal in about a month […]

  • LOUD Security makes some noise with two acquisitions
    by Paul Ragusa on December 12, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    John Loud talks with SSN about the company’s M&A strategy Paul Ragusa Thursday, December 12, 2019 John_LP.jpg KENNESAW, Ga.—LOUD Security Systems grew its account base to more […]

  • Shiver Security acquires four companies
    by Paul Ragusa on December 12, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    SSN Staff Thursday, December 12, 2019 DAYTON, Ohio—Shiver Security Systems and Sonitrol of SW Ohio recently acquired four companies based in Southwest Ohio, including 995 Security, Security Services Center, Wilmington Security Systems and Apex […]

  • Five Questions: Jason Lutz, Resideo
    by Paul Ragusa on November 26, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Ginger Hill Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Jason_Lutz.jpg Jason Lutz, strategic national account manager & industry relations at Resideo has been busy traveling, which he told SSN he feels very fortunate to be able […]

  • Allied Universal acquires SOS Security
    by Paul Ragusa on November 26, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Merger expands company’s size and global reach, adding 15,000 employees SSN Staff Tuesday, November 26, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company based here, and SOS […]

  • ADT Commercial brings on Critical Systems
    by Paul Ragusa on November 14, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Deal expands company’s presence in Atlanta area SSN Staff Thursday, November 14, 2019 CHICAGO—ADT Commercial recently acquired Critical Systems, a Marietta, Ga.-based systems integration company established in […]

  • Allied Universal acquires Advent Systems Inc.
    by Paul Ragusa on November 7, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Deal expands company’s technology services division in Midwest region Paul Ragusa Thursday, November 7, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif. and ELMHURST, Ill.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, […]

  • REMO slams the door on intruders, fire and more
    by Ginger Hill on October 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    The importance of application in choosing a door for security Ginger Hill Wednesday, October 9, 2019 ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.—With such advanced security technologies and products available on the market, it’s easy […]

  • ADT signs definitive agreement to sell Canadian ops to TELUS Corporation
    by Ginger Hill on October 1, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Sale expected to result in a stronger ADT with improved capital efficiency SSN Staff Tuesday, October 1, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT Inc., a smart home security provider serving residential and business customers, today […]

  • The No. 1 idea for hiring the right salespeople
    by Paul Ragusa on September 25, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Chris Peterson Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Chris_Peterson2.jpg There are several reasons that can explain a low success rate in hiring salespeople; however, one reason that often gets overlooked is that companies […]

  • ADT Commercial announces new executive leadership team
    by Ginger Hill on September 20, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Company unveils next phase in its evolution SSN Staff Friday, September 20, 2019 CHICAGO—ADT Inc., a leading provider of security and automation solutions across the United States and Canada, recently announced the […]

  • Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic to merge
    by Paul Ragusa on September 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, September 18, 2019 PROVO, Utah and NEW YORK—Vivint Smart Home and Mosaic Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge Vivint […]

  • Northland Controls promotes Edward Wears to COO
    by Paul Ragusa on September 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, September 18, 2019 EdWears.jpg MILPITAS, Calif.—Northland Controls recently announced the promotion of Edward Wears to chief operating officer of the company. Wears was the managing […]

  • ADT announces new brand direction
    by Paul Ragusa on August 23, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    SSN Staff Friday, August 23, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced it is transforming its brand to highlight its diverse portfolio of products and solutions. ADT believes that everyone deserves to feel safe in every aspect of their lives and […]

  • Nortek Security & Control opens new ELAN Training Center
    by Paul Ragusa on August 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    SSN Staff Wednesday, August 14, 2019 CARLSBAD, Calif.— To meet increasing integrator demand, Nortek Security & Control (NSC), a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, today […]

  • Security industry weighs in on role of DIY
    by Paul Ragusa on July 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Paul Ragusa Wednesday, July 17, 2019 YARMOUTH, Maine—Interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is […]