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IMS: Demand for mass notification systems expected to soar

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05/24/2013

LONDON—In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt, as well as the Sandy Hook massacre, governments, schools and other organizations are turning to mass notification systems to protect public safety, which is expected to fuel a 30 percent spike in demand for the North American market, according to IMS Research, now part of IHS.

Fire-Lite’s mass notification system earns UL Listing

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05/23/2013

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announced that its new Emergency Command Center mass notification system is the first non-proprietary line to be listed to Underwriter’s Laboratories’ 2572 standard, according to a press release.

PSA names new director of education

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05/23/2013

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA Security Network has appointed Barbara Shaw as its new director of education, according to a news release.

Alarm.com accuses Telular of taking intellectual property

Lawsuit claims Telular’s Telguard Interactive and Telguard HomeControl are based on Alarm.com’s patented products and services
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05/22/2013

VIENNA, Va.—Alarm.com, an interactive services provider based here, filed suit this week against Telular Corp., contending that Telular has been using Alarm.com’s patent-protected products and services without permission as its own.

Varied strategies can all lead to sales success

Top Guardian Protection dealers excel in door knocking, affinity marketing, telemarketing
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05/22/2013

LAS VEGAS—What’s the best way to be successful selling home security? Well, according to top dealers for Guardian Protection Services, a variety of strategies can work, if you do them right.

Goldman, Beekman see value in NorthStar

The Utah summer-model company says those two new equity partners will enable it to grow faster
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05/22/2013

OREM, Utah—The fact that Goldman Sachs and The Beekman Group are NorthStar Alarm Services’ new equity partners is a “vote of confidence” in that summer sales company, according to Henry Edmonds, president of The Edmonds Group, which facilitated the transaction.

GuardMe expands into Midwest and Maine

The New Jersey-based home security/home automation provider sees opportunities in the diverse regions
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05/22/2013

OLD BRIDGE, N.J.—GuardMe Security, based here, has expanded into Ohio and Indiana and also plans to offer home security in Maine by the end of May, according to company President Craig Metzger.

Experts: Schools can prepare successfully for disasters like tornadoes

Designated shelter, alignment with emergency management offices also key
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05/22/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—What can a school do when a monstrous EF5 tornado is barreling down upon it, packing winds of at least 200 mph? Follow through on what should already have been practiced many times, school security experts say.

Mace Security launches charitable program

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05/22/2013

SOLON, Ohio—Mace Security International, a manufacturer of security and self-defense products and operator of the Mace CS central station, has established a charitable program to support at-risk individuals in the community.

ADS acquires CrimeWatch Security

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05/22/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a super-regional based here, has completed the acquisition of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CrimeWatch Security, according to a news release.

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