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Security Partners, WAVE Electronics collaborate on rebate program

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09/24/2014

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners and WAVE Electronics recently introduced the 4-Star Program, a collaborative rebate program between the two companies that gives security dealers a profit advantage for products purchased from WAVE Electronics with monitoring services fro

Bold Technologies acquires ABM Data Systems

ABM users can now integrate a slew of add-ons from Bold’s Manitou product lines
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09/24/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, a provider of central station and PSIM software, has acquired central station software provider ABM Data Systems, based in Round Rock, Texas, the company announced recently.

How Habitec reduces false alarms

False dispatches dropped 57 percent since 2012 following a new subscriber opt-out policy
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09/24/2014

TOLEDO, Ohio—Habitec Security, a monitoring company headquartered here, continues to upgrade its robust false dispatch reduction strategy, and internal company metrics show those efforts are working.

Siemens recalls audible fire alarm bases

Recall is result of potential problems with audible fire alarm bases, but no incidents or injuries reported
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09/24/2014

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.— Siemens Building Technologies, based here, is recalling about 9,000 audible fire alarm bases because they can fail to sound an alarm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Sept. 18.

ASIS announces Accolades Award winners

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09/24/2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. —ASIS International has announced its 2014 Accolades Award winners to recognize the security industry’s most innovative new products, services and solutions.

Skylink introduces DIY monitoring solution

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09/23/2014

TORONTO—Skylink, a provider of DIY home safety solutions, recently introduced an alarm system kit that allows end users to secure and monitor their homes, according to a news release from the company.

Chinese fire manufacturer’s new $30m plant in Quebec to target U.S. market

But analyst says developing distribution channels could pose a problem
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09/22/2014

SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE, Quebec—A Chinese fire manufacturer plans to build a $30 million new plant in this city near Montreal next year. However, its plan to eventually target the U.S. market could face challenges, according to an industry analyst.

I-View Now integrates with SIMS central station software

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09/19/2014

HENDERSON, Nev.—I-View Now, a provider of cloud-based video verification services, now integrates with SIMS central station automation software, allowing dealers to sell a range of central station video services— including device monitoring, video verification, guard tou

Alarm Capital Alliance expands in Georgia

Pennsylvania-based ACA adds to its Atlanta base with backyard buy
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09/19/2014

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance acquired more than 1,200 accounts from Bulldog Security Services of Dacula, Ga., strengthening ACA’s position in the Atlanta area.

PE firm buys back distributor it previously sold

Behrman Capital sold fire distributor BECO in 2010 but has repurchased it, seeing more growth potential
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09/17/2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Private equity firm Behrman Capital likes BECO Holding Company, a wholesale distributor of fire equipment based here, so much that it recently bought the company back after selling it four years ago.

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