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Monitoring firm gets a little help from redundancy

The RIght Response
SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2005

COLUMBUS, Ga.--During a six-hour power outage in August, United Monitoring Services based here, continued business as usual with monitoring assistance from Dice's Corp.

Security firms and government program team up to hire veterans

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10/01/2005

NEW YORK--As more military veterans arrive stateside from duty tours, Hire Vets First, a national program funded by the government, campaigns for veterans to enter the workforce such as the security industry.
Veteran job placement is a priority for Ronald Tocci, commissioner of veteran affairs for the New York Department of Labor.

Local California alarm assoc. installs system at women's center

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09/01/2005

CALABASAS, Calif.--The Southern California Security Association is an industry group that doesn't just support its members--it also helps the local community.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2005

Banning, Calif.
Banning police officers responded to 1,950 residential and commercial false alarms in the city from November 2004 to April 2005.

Grants fund continuing education for law enforcement

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09/01/2005

ROCKVILLE, Md.--Police officials in Canada and the United States can now receive grant funding for continuing education programs as a result of a partnership between the Security Industry Alarm Coalition and the False Alarm Reduction Association.

The National Fire Sprinkler Assoc. creates local chapter

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09/01/2005

DALLAS--The National Fire Sprinkler Association formed a North Texas chapter in July to represent the Dallas and Fort Worth area, a first for the organization in the Southwest region of the country.
The regional branch's mission will mirror that of the national association's 16 state chapters, but at a grassroots level.

SIA partners with career web portal

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2005

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--The Security Industry Association has accepted an offer to partner with job listing web portal CareerBuilder.

Alarm Debt Group gains clients as growth relocates firm

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09/01/2005

DALLAS--The demand for debt collection services has increased so much that Alarm Debt Liquidation Group nearly doubled its clientele and moved to larger offices in July, the second relocation for the company in one year.
ADLG, a division of Anderson, Crenshaw & Associates, now occupies an 8,250-square-foot office that is approximately 25 percent larger than the previous one.

NICET tests video exam

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2005

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--As it prepares to introduce a new certification in video systems design, the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies will allow approximately 100 industry professionals to take the examination for free during a beta trial.

Monitoring firm acts quickly to notify authorities about blast

The Right Response
SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2005

ST. LOUIS--On June 24, Centerpoint Technologies received a fire alarm signal from a warehouse at Praxair, a gas packaging plant, where propane tanks ignited and triggered a large explosion inside the complex.

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