U.K. charity offers help, free security equipment to elderly

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, March 1, 2002

LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom-A grant through a charity is giving local elderly information, assistance and funding toward the installation of home security devices, including additional locks, door chains and security lighting.

Through the Age Concern, a Blackpool-based charity, elderly are eligible to have these items supplied and installed free of charge. For older residents outside its coverage area, Age Concern offers a repair service with local tradespeople.

VentureQuest extends deadline for acquisition of VytalTek
VANCOUVER-VentureQuest, a company that acquired VytalTek Security Services in October, said in late January that it has extended the deadline for filing a formal proposal to creditors.

"The extension provides VytalTek with the additional time it needs to restructure its affairs and solidify its customer base," said Eric Hutchingame, chairman of VentureQuest.

VytalTek is a full service security company that sells, installs and monitoring commercial and residential security systems.

Software maker, home automation installer partner
COLOGNE, Germany-ProSyst Software AG, a provider of embedded software, is partnering with Infinis, who will develop concepts for its home automation customers with ProSyst's technology.

Inifinis, who will act as a reseller and systems integrator for ProSyst, can incorporate security systems, household appliances, heating and air conditioning, as well as home entertainment and lighting into the offering.