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ADS Security Overview

Nashville, TN
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Security Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
ADS Security is a leading provider of security alarms and monitoring services for commercial and residential customers in the Southeast. In addition to burglar and fire alarms, ADS Security offers carbon monoxide alarm systems, medical alert monitoring, automation and video ... Read more

Mission: Through our legendary service we will create raving fans who will tell 7 friends about ADS.

ADS Security – Why Work For Us?

Headquartered in Nashville, TN, ADS Security, L.P. is ranked the 21st largest electronic security alarm firm in the nation according to the annual Top 100 rankings compiled by “Security Distributing & Marketing” (SDM), a leading industry publication. ADS Security is the only Tennessee-based company to hold a position among SDM’s prestigious top 25 slots.

ADS Security was established in Nashville in 1990. The company serves businesses, industrial facilities and residences throughout the southeastern United States. ADS Security provides a full range of burglar and fire alarms, video surveillance systems, access control systems, automation systems and more.

ADS Security operates the only UL-listed Central Station monitoring operation in Middle Tennessee. Each Central Station Operator at ADS has earned the Five Diamond Central Station Certificate, the highest training certification available in the industry.

Ready to take your career to the next level?

ADS Security is growing! We are looking for self-motivated and energetic team members.

ADS Security supports the installation, service and monitoring of a wide range of cutting-edge technologies ranging from burglary and automation, to video surveillance and life safety (fire) systems. Our solutions, which are well suited to both residential and commercial clients, are supported by a team of professionals that have positioned ADS as a leading supplier in each of the markets that we serve.

We offer industry-leading compensation, full benefits (including 401K) and a strong training program that includes working side-by-side with dedicated Sales Trainers, Service and Installation Technicians, participation in “ADS University”, and technical support from one of the most tenured technical organizations in the industry. Additionally, industry leading technology is provided to aid in customer experience.

Join the winning team at ADS Security and gain satisfaction from saving lives, protecting property and improving the lifestyles of the customers that we serve.

ADS Security is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

We take pride in the work we do


  • SDM Magazine 2014 "Dealer of The Year"
  • Customer Service Excellence Award,
  • Augusta Magazine's "Best of Home", Best Home Security Company
  • Better Business Bureau of Northern AL Torch Award, finalist
  • First Alert/Honeywell Connected Home Award


  • Nashville Business Journal's Best Places to Work, honoree
  • Security Sales & Integration SAMMY Award, Installer of the Year, finalist
  • Better Business Bureau of Middle TN Torch Award, finalist
  • Better Business Bureau of Northern AL Torch Award, finalist
  • Augusta Magazine's "Best of Home", Best Home Security Company


  • First Alert/Honeywell Circle of Excellence Award
  • Nashville Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" honoree
  • Augusta Magazine's "Best of Home", Best Home Security Company
  • First Alert/Honeywell Community Service Award
  • Security Sales & Integration SAMMY Award, Best Community Outreach Program Winner

ADS Security Reviews

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    "Most rewarding place I've ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Nashville, TN
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    I have been working at ADS Security full-time (More than 3 years)


    Ethically run - I get great satisfaction knowing that I work for a company which I can trust to do the right thing.

    Approachable leadership - the leadership team proclaims an open door policy, and sticks to it. I can stop by for a quick chat whenever there's something I think they should know, and they definitely listen.

    Rewards success - ADS is fantastic at acknowledging and rewarding employees who go above and beyond. Between awards ceremonies, bonuses, and trips, ADS goes out of its way to make sure that the employees who make ADS great are taken care of.


    Rapid growth - ADS is growing quickly, which is great for the company, but that sometimes makes the job more difficult. As a developer, there's definitely plenty of complexity around creating software that can accommodate the many different ways that different branches operate! Part of the job is to help standardize those processes, but that's not always a painless process.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at ADS Security in March 2016.


    I was asked what I not like about my current position. I was asked to show him how to work an IPAD. What was the walls made of? What was the ceiling made of? DId I have any questions. I was told I would get a second interview and then meet back with him. I was sure I had the job. I called today and was told he had decided to go in another direction. I am a very successful sales person winning many trips and awards.

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