Category: Alarm Company Reviews

Second Largest Door Knocker Hit with Huge Fine for Unlicensed Employees and Other Violations

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We all made it through another summer of alarm salespeople knocking on millions of doors, but the second largest door knocker is back in the news. My recent post describing significant penalties levied against door knockers by the State of Wisconsin was an eye-opener for many in the alarm industry: plenty of home security operators…

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Update on XFINITY Home: Comcast Still Struggling with Move into Home Security

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Comcast is having a tough time with its leap into home security, through its XFINITY ™ Home platform. The stakes are high: in fact, Comcast’s commitment to the space is backed by what we hear is roughly $11 million in advertising expenditures so far this year.  And even more interesting is the persistent rumor that…

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Two Largest Alarm Door Knockers Settle Consumer Complaints with State for over $1 Million

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Just after we thought we’d all made it through another summer of door knocking alarm salespeople, the two largest door knockers are back in the news. It appears that one more state has had it “up to here” with complaints from consumers spanning several years – right up through this past summer. So much for…

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ADT Update: After Tyco Breakup, a Standalone Company

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The 800 lb. gorilla of the US alarm industry is about to go it alone.  As described in this recent article, shareholders of Tyco International Ltd just approved the breakup of Tyco into three separate public companies: Tyco’s flow control unit, which will merge with Pentair Inc. The commercial fire and security division, which includes…

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