Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, December 1, 2003

Home integrator elected to CEA board

ARLINGTON, Va. - The president of a home integration company heavy into security has been elected to the Consumer Electronics Association’s Executive Board, the first time a non-manufacturer has joined the board.

Tom Callahan, president of Sawyers Control Systems of Frenchtown, N.J., will serve as the TechHome Division chair beginning Jan. 1, 2004. Callahan and the other new board members were elected during CEA’s annual product division and board of director’s meeting held in mid-October in Carlsbad, Calif.
Able Security sponsors crime prevention tool

MILWAUKEE - A security dealer here is financially supporting a crime prevention tool implemented by local authorities that uses the Internet to communicate crime alerts to different law enforcement agencies.

Through the support of Able Security Systems, based here, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Waukesha Police Department all have access to CitizenObserver, which allows more than 120 law enforcement agencies nationwide to communicate and send out crime alerts to local businesses.
Brink’s parent closes coal sale

RICHMOND, Va. - The Brink’s Company, parent of Brink’s Home Security, announced in mid-November that it had closed the sale of substantially all its remaining coal properties in West Virginia to Appalachian Fuels LLC and its affiliates for approximately $14 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities.

Rothschild Inc. acted as financial advisor to The Brink’s Company in connection with this transaction.