CANASA objects to additional tariff
MARKHAM, Ontario - The Canadian Alarm and Security Association has filed comments with the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission to object to Bell CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proposed bridging charge of $10 per customer per month. The Canadian telecom is proposing the charge to the Schedule 3A Interexchange Multipoint Data Service, also called DVACS.
BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Home Security numbers rise with lower attrition
RICHMOND, Va. - An increase in operating profits for BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Home Security in the fourth quarter and year end 2002 was due to a lower disconnect rate and growth in the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s subscriber base, company officials said in February.
The companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s annualized disconnect rate for the quarter, ending Dec. 31, 2002, was 6.4 percent versus 7.5 percent a year earlier, while subscribers increased 28,000, or 19 percent over the same period in 2001.
The home security company recorded $72.8 million in revenue in the fourth quarter, an increase of nine percent from 2001 and operating profits stood at $15.9 million, 24 percent more than the year prior.
Mountain Alarm relies on AMS for monitoring
RUIDOSO, N.M. - Mountain Alarm had to rely on emergency monitoring services from Alarm Monitoring Service in Metairie, La., on a Friday night in late January after the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s primary receiver failed and the secondary receiver wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t picking up any signals.
While Mountain Alarm, an installation company, monitors most of its own accounts, it sends high-security signals such as banks and museums to AMS. Within 30 minutes, according to AMS officials, Mountain AlarmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s accounts were up and running on AMS receivers until mid-day Monday.