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Initial Security increases Southwest density with Smith Legacy purchase

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02/01/2006

SAN ANTONIO--Initial Security, a subsidiary of United Kingdom-based Rentokil Initial, announced in December the purchase of Smith Legacy Security, a medium-sized guard firm in the San Antonio area. SLS owner Julie Smith Nelson will use the undisclosed proceeds to focus on another aspect of the security industry (see accompanying story, this page).

Smart-Tek cancels 33 million shares

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

CORTE MADERA, Calif.--Smart-Tek Solutions, a holding company competing in the security market through Smart-Tek Communications, announced in November it will cancel 33 million shares of common stock currently issued and outstanding.

First by-law change in 30 years allows for new LLCs, increased flexibility

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01/01/2006

KAUA'I, Hawaii--Amid the sunny climes and sandy beaches that typify a convention here, PSA Security Network members convened for a business meeting that president and chief executive officer Bill Bozeman declared, "the most important we have ever held." In a move approved by PSA's Board of Directors in September and voted on by the membership here in late October, PSA is "restructuring the organization," said Bozeman.

Ingersoll-Rand shops in Far East

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

HAMILTON, Bermuda--In keeping with their recent strategy of purchasing systems integrators, Ingersoll-Rand announced Dec. 1 the acquisition of the China-based Shenzen Bocom System Engineering Co.

Sandwich schools take bite from crime

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

SANDWICH, Ill.--The School Board here announced in late November a contract with ADT of Addison to secure their schools.

DHS offers a leg up

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01/01/2006

WASHINGTON--Businesses looking to get contract work with the Department of Homeland Security may want to look into the Mentor-Protege Program administered by the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Large contractors team with qualified small contractors to fulfill federal requirements regarding small-business utilization in federal contract granting.

Protecting American history

American Detection Specialists secures 650,000-year-old artifacts
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01/01/2006

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Jim Morris, owner of American Detection Specialists, has a knack for finding the odd job.

SIA talks up new training, certification

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12/01/2005

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--By the end of 2006, "those who are engineering tomorrow's security systems" will be able to acquire training online via a Security Industry Association program, and a certification for what's tentatively titled Security System Design Specialist "should be right behind it," said SIA Director of Education Jay Hanger and SIA Industry Group Manager Doug Wright.

Pinnacle shows off

Customers can now kick the tires
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12/01/2005

BELLEVILLE, Ill.--When Pinnacle Electronics began to look for a larger facility to house its growing business and a product showroom, it only had to go four blocks to find a suitable location.

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SSN News Poll August 2016

The final sunset date for 2G—Dec. 31, 2016—is fast approaching. Speakers at last year’s Honeywell CONNECT conference said that dealers needed to get started. John Loud said in early 2016 that avoiding the hassle of 2G conversions would result in more companies looking to sell. Where is your company in the sunset?

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