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Alabama cracks down on security companies

ADT, local independent among companies fined for violating state licensure law
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03/01/2002

MOBILE, Ala.-An installation company was forced to shut down and more than 66 employees at another were fined for failing to comply with the state's licensure law, the first significant levying of fines under the three-year-old legislation.

Richardson Electronics wins federal supply contract

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03/01/2002

HOUSTON, Texas-Richardson Electronics' Security Systems Division has been added to the General Services Administration's list of preferred vendors, allowing the distributor to provide security products to government agencies.

The distributor was given the distinction in late January after a six month application process.

Diebold sees higher revenues and earnings

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

NORTH CANTON, Ohio-Diebold Inc. reported its highest earnings per share in the company's history and a steep 22 percent rise in its security revenues for the company's fourth-quarter and year-end results, for the period ending Dec.

SAFE and SAFE Financial move to new headquarters

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

SAN RAMON, Calif.-SAFE and SAFE Financial have moved into a new 35,000 square-foot building here which is more than three times larger than the company's previous facility located here.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

ARLINGTON, Texas
The city's police chief is talking about forming a focus group with the alarm industry to discuss ways to reduce false alarms.

According to a report in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, police respond to more than 90 alarm calls each day.

Newspoll Results

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

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.

RadioShack to exit retail security

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03/01/2002

FORT WORTH, Texas-Consumer electronics retailer RadioShack announced in late December that it would no longer carry security systems because of diminishing returns from that division.

The company, which has more than 7,300 stores and dealers across the country, has carried security products, such as wireless alarm panels, security cameras, as well as cables, monitors, time-lapse VCRs and other security related products, for at least the past 20 years, according to Kay Jackson, the company's director of media relations.

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Poll

SSN News Poll November 2017

In the past month hurricane Harvey has struck Texas and Hurricane Irma has greatly impacted Florida. As companies that provide life safety, peace of mind and security, how do you prepare for large natural disasters?