LAS VEGAS - The former police commissioner of New York City who led the department in the days and months following the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks will be featured as the keynote speaker at 9 a.
In the day-to-day challenge of running a company, managers may make decisions to go down a slippery slope and sacrifice profitability in favor of more revenue. What happens when this occurs in a security systems integrator's business? There is a way to manage expenses for greater profitability and thus build value for a successful exit strategy.
City Councilor Lisa Joi Stancil introduced a proposal in mid-January that would pass along city-imposed burglar alarm registration fees to monitoring companies, according to the Baltimore Sun. The city enacted a law in April 2002 that required registration fees for security systems and imposed fines for repeated false alarms.
ARLINGTON, Va. - An improvement in venture capital fund-raising activity overall, and a continued interest in security-related companies in particular, is on the horizon for this year, according to the National Venture Capital Association, based here.
While certainly not the doom and gloom scenario of the recent past, observers of and participants in the financial sector related to the security industry are still cautious about where things are headed, especially as they relate to financing alarm dealers.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The financing environment for alarm companies is challenging,Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â noted Gregory Bortz, senior vice president-investment banking at Lehman Brothers.
LOS ANGELES - When the clock struck midnight on New YearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eve, it not only signaled the beginning of 2004, but it also ushered in the Los Angeles Police DepartmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new policy for responding to burglar alarms.
The new policy, while not an actual verified response policy, does include a verified response element that kicks in after two false alarms.