Also Noted

Wrongly placed dorm fire devices trigger nuisance alarms

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05/06/2013

CHICO, Calif.—About 105 fire alarms have been triggered this academic year at an off-campus cluster of residences near Chico State University, according to an article from The Orion, the university’s student-run newspaper.

ADT Q2 profit rises

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05/03/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 2 percent, an increase aided by additional customers for its ADT Pulse home automation system, according to an AP report

Verint VMS deployed on Minneapolis public transport

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05/03/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., and MELVILLE, N.Y.—The Metro Transit in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., is standardizing parts of its transportation platform with Verint’s Nextiva VMS, according to a company statement.

Google security manager to keynote PSA event

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05/03/2013

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Robert Bastida, regional safety and security manager at Google, will deliver the keynote address at PSA Security Network’s PSA-TEC 2013, according to a company statement.

Proposals to exempt fire sprinklers in IRC withdrawn

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05/02/2013

QUINCY, Mass.—Several proposals that would have provided exemptions to the fire sprinkler requirement in the International Residential Co

Integration heavyweights top revenue rankings

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05/02/2013

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Vivint, ADT and Guardian Protection Services all secured a top-five ranking for the annual CE Pro 100 list, which recognizes the highest revenue residential integration companies in North America.

Honeywell recommends pull stations be replaced

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05/01/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell Fire Systems has identified an issue with its BG-10 Series fire alarm pull stations that can affect normal operation, according to a company bulletin. Honeywell strongly recommends that such devices be replaced.

American Alarm taps sales director

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05/01/2013

ARLINGTON, Mass.—James Cook, sales manager for American Alarm and Communications, based here, has been appointed to the company’s newly created position of sales director, according to a company statement.

Security system thief nabbed by security system

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05/01/2013

ALTON, Ill.—A Wal-Mart store surveillance system caught a man trying to steal, of all things, a security system for his home, according to an article in the Belleville News Democrat, a newspaper covering southern Illinois.

Boston Marathon bombing could accelerate video surveillance spending

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04/30/2013

WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K.—In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, spending on video surveillance equipment may experience a spike that augments already lofty expectations for the market, according to a statement from IMS Research, a market research firm based here.

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