Security and Alarm Industry News

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The Integrated Security Systems Market is Thriving. Here’s Why.

As code requirements tighten and safety initiatives advance, fire protection and security services remain in demand. It’s no surprise, then, that companies that integrate these systems are also on the rise. One major factor driving this growth is the increasing popularity of smart technology. By combining fire alarm and security systems with connected devices, businesses…
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MRR - Monthly Recurring Revenue acronym, business concept background

How to Accurately Calculate Monthly Recurring Revenue

Some fire and security companies focus on installations and one-time projects. But, most thrive by providing regular inspections and maintenance for their customers’ fire safety and security systems. When a large part of a company’s revenue comes from recurring services, the best way to assess its growth and financial health is different from other companies….
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Selling Your Integration Company & Not Getting the Offers You Expected? Here Are 5 Things to Consider

Interest in buying and acquiring fire protection and security integration companies remains high. There are many options for owners ready to sell their businesses, whether to exit or to shift their levels of involvement in their companies. But, having many options does not guarantee every successful business will receive good offers. To sell your business…
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Different Types of Fire Protection Services and How They Add Revenue to Your Fire Safety Business

Fire protection is a broad term that encompasses many different types of fire detection and response services. Each has its own requirements and ways of adding recurring revenue to your fire safety business. Here’s a general look at the most common fire protection services and their inspection schedules: Fire Alarm Services Fire alarm systems detect…
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