Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, November 1, 2002

SpectraSource adds monitoring

HOUSTON - SpectraSource Corp., through its Connect Source Communications division, has begun to offer a security monitoring service called Watchdog Surveillance. Division General Manager William Casey said the addition of security monitoring is a natural extension to its product offering and expects it to be a major source of recurring revenue.

Connect Source Communications is a home networking and home wiring company.
Countdown begins to 10-digit dialing

MONTREAL - Alarm dealers in the 514 area code have about a year to prepare for the introduction of 10-digit dialing. Last month, local businesses and residents began to see advertisements in newspapers reminding people to switch.

To meet consumer demand for new telephone numbers, the new 438 area code will be introduced to the 514 area on Feb. 7, 2004. Beginning October 18, 2003, an automated reminder message will remind the caller to add the area code the next time, which could interrupt automatically dialed calls.
Eagle Broadband to roll out security monitoring product

LEAGUE CITY, Texas - A bundled services provider here that offers security monitoring announced that it has developed a self-contained monitoring product for use in a local or remote high-risk location. The product is part of Eagle's Homeland Security product line and does not require local power, telephone connections or local security wiring.

H. Dean Cubley, Eagle's chairman and chief executive officer, said that Eagle would also provide monitoring for the device or assist its customers in developing their own monitoring capability.