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End user-focused alert solution looks to cut out professional monitoring

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01/27/2011

LOS ANGELES—A new end user-focused security solution running with the tagline, “See inside your home with unlimited, FREE alarm monitoring,” looks to neatly remove professional monitoring services from the home security equation, saving end users money, while potentially eating into dealer and central station RMR.

Proposed New York legislation causes major stir

Proponents and opponents urged to attend open hearing to make their voices heard
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01/20/2011

ALBANY, N.Y.—Proposed legislation being developed by an alarm association committee here has created such a stir that the New York Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has decided to conduct an open forum discussion at its Feb. 10 board of directors meeting.

Mace, dogged by legacy issues, makes progress

Mace sells digital media biz for $1.1 million, settles with ex-CEO
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12/02/2010

HORSHAM, Pa.—Mace CEO Dennis Raefield has steered clear of the speaker circuit in the past two years as he’s concentrated on resolving some of Mace’s well-publicized problems. With most of those headaches behind him now, and solid indications that the company is getting “very close to the break-even stage,” Raefield has plans to speak at the Imperial Capital Security investor conference in a couple weeks.

The dust settles over Fontana

Eric Griffin, Jon Sargent, Morgan Hertel weigh in on effects of legal battle
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09/23/2010

FONTANA, Calif.—Industry experts say there are important lessons to take away from the settlement announced Sept. 6 between Fontana, Calif., “the city with the toughest false alarm ordinance in the country,” and the Inland Empire Alarm Association.

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