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Smart security dealer finds creative ways to secure business during challenging time

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08/17/2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—No security and home automation dealers saw COVID-19 coming, and none were prepared for the ways this global health crisis would change their business; however, some companies may have been quicker, more creative and more successful in their response than others.

PSA announces corporate social responsibility program

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08/14/2020

WESTMINISTER, Colo.—To better its community as well as the low-voltage systems integration industry as a whole, PSA, which is focused on philanthropic giving, employee wellness and developing the next generation of industry leaders, launched its corporate social responsibility program.

RAS Watch having success with GSOC-as-a-service model

Company founder says Watch gives integrators an easy managed-service, recurring revenue option
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08/12/2020

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—RAS Watch Founder and SSN Class of 2019 “40 under 40” Alumni Ryan Schonfeld said the idea to create an intelligent Safety & Security-as-a-Service model came after hearing Silicon Valley companies talk about how their growth was outpacing their security infrastructure needs.

S3 expands into Western Virginia

Deal adds talent and enhanced capabilities to growing super regional integrator
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08/06/2020

RALEIGH, N.C.—Strategic Security Solutions (S3), a provider of engineered security solutions, has acquired Intelligent Security Integrations, LLC, expanding its reach into the Lynchburg, Va. market.

RAS Watch partners with CONTRACE

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07/24/2020

LOS ANGELES—RAS Watch, provider of managed global security operations centers and scalable security programs, has partnered with CONTRACE Public Health Corps to help scale its contact tracing service.

Allied Universal acquires, continues expansion

CEO Steve Jones talks about acquiring and growing the company during coronavirus
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07/22/2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—With the recent acquisition of Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. (PSSI), a full service security systems integrator based near Chicago, Allied Universal continues to expand its footprint as it grows to meet the increasing demand COVID-19 is placing on security.

Sonitrol of SW Ohio acquires Sonitrol of Butler County

Deal adds more than 1,500 customers, brings on Mike Pope and all staff
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07/14/2020

DAYTON, Ohio—Sonitrol of SW Ohio has acquired Sonitrol of Butler County and their non-Sonitrol company Southwestern Ohio Security, adding 1,500 customers and bringing on all existing staff. The acquisition officially closed effective July 6th.

Acquiring during the pandemic

Owen Security president and SSN 20 under 40 alumni talks about steering the company during unprecedented times
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07/08/2020

CALHOUN, Ga.—With the recent acquisition of Priority One Security Inc., Owen Security Solutions continues to grow and expand its reach, adding three new employees, 750 accounts and $34,000 in RMR.

Build predictable recurring revenue in unpredictable times

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07/01/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—The “as-a-service” business model and approach is designed to help build recurring revenue for integrators; it’s no longer feasible to simply install a system, have the customer pay for the system outright, and then move on to the next customer.

Allied Universal rolls out distance screening solutions

Efforts focused on helping businesses prevent the spread of COVID-19
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07/01/2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced the availability of distance screening solutions as companies continue to launch their ‘return to workplace' initiatives.

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Poll

SSN News Poll October 2020

With the flurry of activity in partnerships and acquisitions recently — ADT partnering with Google to take on the smart home market; Motorola buying Pelco; Johnson Controls acquiring Qolsys; and S3 expanding into Western Virginia — this month’s News Poll looks to gauge the M&A market.