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Rentokil gains U.S. presence, buys NTC Ele.

It plans to marry guard service with electronic security, an approach taken in Europe
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09/01/2003

ALSIP, Ill. - Early last year company executives at Rentokil Initial, a European company that provides a myriad of services ranging from pest control and facility management to tropical plant rentals and security, set their sights on buying an electronic security company in the United States.

UTC reigns in Chubb, to relocate HQ

Chubb prepares for future security firm acquisitions
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09/01/2003

HARTFORD, Conn. - United Technologies Corp.

American Alarm expands into central Massachusetts market

Acquisition gives the company an office in Worcester
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08/01/2003

WORCESTER, Mass. - American Alarm & Communications made its first large-scale acquisition in more than five years in mid-July, buying Alphatronics Security in a deal that provides American Alarm with a strategic office in the central Massachusetts market.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Genesis Security garners contract

GERMANTOWN, Md. - The American Psychological Association and their property management firm The Trammell Crow Co.

Arizona orgs form ESA group

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08/01/2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - Two years after beginning to work on a formal program to train alarm technicians in the state of Arizona, the state’s alarm and fire organizations are now on the brink of having one in place with hopes that it will make it easier to recruit people into the security industry.

West Palm Beach office full in features, mirrors other locations

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08/01/2003

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - To provide in-house training to its customers and quicker response on service calls, systems integrator Security One Systems relocated to a new office here that is double in size and features a training lab.

Bye-bye Pinkerton and Burns, hello Securitas

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08/01/2003

CHICAGO–Security guards who once wore the Burns and Pinkerton security patch and logo on their uniform began sporting the Securitas Security Services name July 1, the culmination of two years of work to adopt their Swedish parent company’s name.

The change for the new name for both Burns International and Pinkerton ends an era for the well-known names, each having been in business for more than 100 years.

Funding serves as springboard for Frisco Bay

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07/01/2003

MONTREAL - A recent round of funding totaling nearly $2.2 million is expected to serve as a springboard for Frisco Bay to secure additional investments in the future - a crucial component in the company’s plan to expand into new markets.

MSCA hosts lobby day at Massachusetts state capitol

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

BOSTON - The Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association held a lobby day at the state capitol to educate legislators about the systems contractor market.

The day-long event featured presentations from MSCA President Paul Frisoli, and Rep.

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