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Midwest's largest nightclub invests in security

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02/01/2006

FORT WAYNE, Ind.--Pierre's Entertainment Center, a 60,000-square-foot nightclub complex that can serve as many as 4,500 people on a given night, completed the installation of a $250,000 networked security system this month.

From people to technology

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02/01/2006

SAN ANTONIO--Now that Julie Smith Nelson has sold her guarding firm, Smith Legacy Security, to Initial Security, what's next? Installation and manufacturing, through her seven-year-old company SLS Systems.
"I always had a installation arm running parallel to the guarding," Nelson said, and she's launching a new product that she's developed after years of working with guards.

Making Future Connections

Six-year-old low-voltage integrator finds new home in Florida
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02/01/2006

MIAMI--On the strength of a robust condominium market and good relationships with area developers, Miami-based Future Connections is growing at a triple-digit rate. Company president David Orsham said that after just six years in business the low-voltage integrator expects to hit $10 million in revenues in 2006, "and we're expecting that to go to $25 million next year.

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.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?