Author Archives: Spencer Ives

How I Use My System: Jeremy Bates

How I Use My System: Jeremy Bates Jeremy Bates has grown up in the industry, and now serves as the president of family-owned Bates Security/Sonitrol of Lexington. “I have done everything; started out [as] the weekend janitor, all the way up through customer service and sales, central station operator, admin-type work, and been running the

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The art of the security deal

The art of the security deal YARMOUTH, Maine—From first meetings with a prospective seller to closing on the final deal, navigating the complicated acquisition landscape can be daunting. That’s why Security Systems News asked four residential companies who are active acquirers—LOUD Security, ADS Security, Per Mar Security Services and Supreme Security Systems—to provide an inside look at

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Select Security expands into Virginia

Select Security expands into Virginia LANCASTER, Pa.—Just one month after securing a $55 million credit facility with Goldman Sachs, Select Security, a super-regional security company based here, has acquired 5 Star Security, a Bluemont, Va.-based high-end residential company. “This is Select Security’s first entrance into Virginia, which we feel is a very good market, and

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Five Questions: Tim Kudela

Five Questions: Tim Kudela Protection 1, a full-service business and home security company, recently hired Tim Kudela as branch sales manager for its Seattle office. In his new role, Kudela is responsible for managing the sales activities of the residential and commercial sales consultants in his area, including hiring and training new consultants. Kudela, who

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