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Venture capital firm Sweetwater moves into the commercial market

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04/01/2003

HOUSTON - As part of its quest to build its presence in Texas and then later nationally, venture capital firm Sweetwater Ventures recently marked its first foray in the commercial installation market by buying Security Installation Services.

The transaction is the first for the venture capital firm outside of the residential security market.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

Michel named board chairman at VisionTek
SUPERIOR, Colo. - Peter Michel, the former chief executive officer of Brink’s Home Security and current chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, has been named board chairman at VisionTek.

Alliant chalks another one up

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03/01/2003

HAYWARD, Calif. - Thirty-seven year-old Royal Alarm Systems is the latest systems integrator bought by Alliant Protection Service as it looks to build its presence in the West Coast through buying companies.

Integrated Access heads west, follows client needs

The company may add more locations to serve Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 clients
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03/01/2003

CHICAGO - Now that systems integrator Integrated Access Systems has established a presence in the East, the company is setting its sights westward with a recently opened office in Chicago.

The new location could be just one of several for the security company in the near future as it looks to broaden its reach and expand service to customers with multiple locations.

PSA hosts its annual conference

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

in Denver
DENVER - PSA Security Network, a security cooperative of 120 systems integrators, conducted its annual conference and exhibition at the Renaissance Denver Hotel here Feb. 2 – 8, an event that featured training for technicians and classes for salespeople and business owners.

Neighbors plan to create new company

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03/01/2003

LOS GATOS, Calif. - After years of going solo to install and service the burglar and fire alarm market, Larry Walker, owner of The Alarm Co.

Interface Security sets course to double in size

The company is launching an aggressive campaign to grow into a large regional player
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02/01/2003

EARTH CITY, Mo. - Interface Security Systems may have wrapped up 2002 with 12 acquisitions and 20,000 new accounts on its books, but the company is not about to stop there with its acquisition spree.

Intercity’s branch capitalizes on a growing market

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02/01/2003

LAKEVILLE, Mass. - Two years after picking up a new location through its acquisition of alarm company Wayne Corp.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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