Security and Alarm Industry News

Acquisition & Funding Services (AFS) is one of the oldest independently operated funding providers in the security alarm industry. AFS specializes in mergers, acquisitions and financing in the dynamic security alarm, fire and integration industry.

Top 3 Tips for Building a Profitable Security Integration Company

In this day and age, integration companies present tremendous opportunities for business owners. Providing a wide variety of services and offerings to their clients, these multifunction companies can be immensely profitable and are paving the way towards the future of the alarm security industry. Encompassing automation systems, internet technology, innovative security features, monitoring systems and…
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Meet With Rory Russell at ISC West 2019

Next month, Rory Russell of AFS will be attending the ISC West Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. While there, he will be holding private, confidential meetings with potential alarm business sellers. Thinking about attending the conference? Read on to learn more about this top-notch industry event and find out how you can connect with…
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Tips for Growing Fire Alarm Business Service Revenue

Service revenue is among the most valuable assets for fire alarm companies. As such, if you’re a fire alarm business owner, growing your service revenue can result in a tremendous amount of additional profit and can ultimately help you increase the value of your business. Looking for ways to grow service revenue in the fire…
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Security Alarm System Features Today’s Consumers are Craving

In this day and age, there are many security companies and alarm system providers for homeowners to choose from when they’re searching for a new home security or monitoring system. Besides the more traditional alarm companies, there are also dozens of DIY home security systems to choose from as well, making the market even more…
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How to Position Your Alarm Business for Success This Coming Year

We all know the beginning of the year is a time for making resolutions to improve ourselves and planning for what’s to come. For business owners in all industries, the beginning of the year is also an ideal time to make resolutions and plans for the organizations they lead. If you are a business owner…
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Alarm Company Cyber Security: Avoiding Damage Caused by Malicious Behavior

Alarm companies are focused on keeping their customers safe and secure. After all, security is what clients rely on alarm system providers for specifically.   In this day and age, however, customers are also expecting features and offerings that have encouraged alarm businesses to venture into the digital world. Security companies are now relying on…
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What is My Alarm Company Worth?

If you’re considering selling your alarm or security company in the near future, chances are you’re also wondering “what is my alarm company worth?” There are many factors to consider when assessing the value of your alarm company, and you’ll want to consider them all carefully. After all, if you decide to move forward with…
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Understanding & Articulating Your Alarm Business’ Unique Selling Point

The decision to sell your alarm company can be a difficult one. There are many factors to consider, from determining whether or not your alarm company is sufficiently prepared for sale to making sure you time the sale of your alarm company correctly in order to maximize your profits. Once you’ve decided to move forward…
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How to Find a Security Business For Sale: Why Buyers Should Work with Brokers

If you’re a buyer looking to purchase an alarm company, it’s important to know where – and how – to look. Whether you’re starting a new business venture or you’re hoping to grow your existing organization through acquisition, you’ll want to be sure that the company you buy is healthy and a good fit for…
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Alarm Business Asset Sale or Stock Sale: Which Option Is Right For You?

There are a lot of big decisions that come along with selling your alarm business. One of the biggest, and perhaps most complicated, decisions is deciding how to structure the sale. Depending on the type of company you own, you may have a number of choices when it comes to sale type. Two common alarm…
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