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Recession sounded cautionary note in 2001

Capital providers more restrictive, selective with their lending practices
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02/01/2002

Caution, both on the part of capital providers and security alarm
dealers seeking new or increased financing, has been the watchword during these recent recessionary times.

Although characterizing the alarm industry as a "recession resilient" sector, capital providers with whom Security Sy-stems News spoke said they have ta-ken their cue from the conservative ten-or of the capital markets in general and are being more selective and restrictive in their lending practices.

InstaKey offers demo online

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

DENVER-InstaKey Lock Corp. is now presenting interactive, online demonstrations of its proprietary Internet-based records management system software.

Centex exits security installation market

The company sells most of its branches to Ranger American but retains monitoring
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02/01/2002

DALLAS-Centex HomeTeam Security exited the security installation business in December, selling the majority of its branches to Ranger American based in San Antonio.

The sale of the installation division comes more than six years after parent company Centex Corp.

Intercity debuts bill-pay website

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass.-Intercity Alarms, based here, has revamped its website and added an online payment feature so its customers can pay monthly monitoring bills online.

Vogel exits alarm biz to Safetron

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02/01/2002

ORANGE CITY, Fla.-Safetron Security Services picked up some new accounts in December, thanks to its purchase of the alarm division of Vogel Investigative and Protective Services.

Newspoll Results

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

We sent a newspoll to our Security Systems News Newswire subscribers asking them what they think about Tyco's plan to purchase DSC. Here's the question we asked, how people responded and comments some of you made.

Networker to buy BeAtHome.com

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

FARGO, N.D.

Vicon debuts biometric system

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.

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Poll

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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