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SmartWatch closes first acquisition

The deal is small, but adds key fire accounts and employees to the four-year old company
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12/01/2004

MOUNT DORA, Fla. - SmartWatch Security & Sound completed its first acquisition in September, acquiring the assets of Maitland, Fla.

Sonitrol of Northern Ohio handles installation at fireworks store

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12/01/2004

WARREN, Ohio - When it comes to fire safety, nothing tops installing a fire system in a fireworks facility. So when Phantom Fireworks needed a system that was as brilliant as a grand finale, they called Sonitrol of Northern Ohio.

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2004

NYC implements carbon monoxide detector law

NEW YORK - Starting in November, all multiple and private dwellings, in addition to educational facilities, in the city of New York were required by law to install carbon monoxide detectors.

First Alert has donated 60,000 detectors to the Fire Department of New York Fire Safety Education Fund to help support compliance to the new law.

Tyco merges offices in S.C.

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11/01/2004

BOCA RATON, Fla.- Tyco International has merged two SimplexGrinnell offices in South Carolina into one in a cost saving measure, but no employees in either location lost their jobs as a result of the decision.

RJA expands into Baltimore

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11/01/2004

CHICAGO- Rolf Jensen & Associates, a fire protection engineering consulting firm, has increased its presence in the mid-Atlantic region by opening a new office in Baltimore.

The Baltimore office shows the company’s attachment to the local community and to its current customers as well as to potential accounts, according to Patrick Johnson, director of client services at RJA.

SureSpec web site hosts written specifications

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11/01/2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio- As its second anniversary nears next April, SureSpec.info founder and president John Larkin is in the process of enabling the company’s web site to host the written specification’s of architectural and engineering firms.

NFPA 72 update discusses warning systems

At request of the Air Force, NFPA to include mass notification systems recommendations
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11/01/2004

QUINCY, Mass.- As the proposal phase for the 2006 edition of NFPA 72 closes this month, one of the biggest potential changes is the inclusion of recommendations to recognize mass notification systems.

Chicago Building Committee defers high-rise ordinance

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11/01/2004

ORLAND PARK, Ill.- The Chicago Building Committee has postponed a vote for 30 days on an ordinance that would require fire sprinklers in high-rise buildings.

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SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2004

TVA to increase national headcount by 15 percent
SAN DIEGO- In an effort to keep pace with customer demand, TVA Fire & Life Safety announced plans to increase its national headcount by more than 15 percent.

The fire protection engineering firm is looking to fill positions in alarm design, consulting, loss control and sprinkler design at its offices in Atlanta, Detroit, San Diego and Seattle.

Sentry Security pushes into access control apps

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10/01/2004

SUNRISE, Fla. - Traditionally, Sentry Security has offered additional security applications beyond its mainstay of fire systems, but now with a real interest in access control emerging, the company has taken a step to train a sales person to chase those leads.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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