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Tiscor signs on new distributor

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

SAN DIEGO-Tiscor recently announced that United Security Logistics in Manila, Philippines is joining Tiscor's international network of distributors.

USL will sell the full line of Tiscor solutions, including Protrac Security, a computerized guard tour system.

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.

Monitoring takes Internet route

Internet alarm monitoring expected to ride wave of broadband growth
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01/01/2002

Internet alarm monitoring expected to ride wave of broadband growth

With an anticipated 5.6 mil-lion residential DSL subscribers in 2002 and a forecast for nearly four million broadband business lines in North America by 2004, it's little wonder the alarm monitoring industry has turned its attention to Internet usage.

EST training to begin in Chicago

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2002

ARLINGTON, Va.-A private vocational and business school in Chicago will begin classes for the certification for Electronic Systems Technicians (EST) in the fall semester, announced the Consortium for Electronic Systems Technician Training.

Newspoll Results

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2002

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.

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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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