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State bills to exempt taxes on home security, fire equipment

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03/01/2002

At least three states are currently considering legislation that would exempt certain security or fire equipment from state sales and use taxes, including fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

In New Jersey, S.

Alarm company held responsible for teller's death

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

TAVARES, Fla.-A jury in Lake Circuit Court ruled in February that a Tampa alarm company is partially responsible for flaws in security that led to a death of a teller and the paralysis of another during a 1999 bank robbery in Mount Dora.

Midwest city investigating licensure

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa-City officials here are considering instituting a licensure requirement for alarm companies that's included in a fire code before the City Council.

The consideration comes amid a growing number of false alarms, about 60 every month, or 43 percent of all fire calls, according to city fire officials.

Financing activity predicted to rise as year progresses

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03/01/2002

Financing activity predicted to rise as year progresses

How do capital providers view 2002?

With optimism and an eye toward new business and increased acquisitions activity, according to interviews with Security Systems News.

While the pendulum has swung in a conservative direction over the past year, Henry Edmonds, chief executive officer of SLP Capital in St.

Vicon debuts biometric system

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.

Download the latest Security Stats

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

To download the latest .pdf file of Security Stats, just click on the link below;

Security Stats- February.

Safeguard expands with two firms

The residential firms give Safeguard exposure with builders
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02/01/2002

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-A regional player in the central Arizona market has expanded both its account base and geographic reach with the acquisition of two security firms in the Southwest.

Securitron improves website

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

SPARKS, Nev.-Securitron Magnalock recently improved its website.

Tyco denies Honeywell purchase rumors

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

PEMBROKE, Bermuda-Tyco International recently denied rumors it was interested in buying Honeywell International, which owns several security product manufacturers.

"It is absolutely untrue.

ADT to install panel in pilot

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02/01/2002

BOCA RATON, Fla.-ADT Security Services has been tapped to provide the security equipment and installation services for a four-month pilot program that will integrate General Motor's OnStar in-vehicle program with automated features in the home.

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