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PSI upgrades Sonitrol central

Renovations will include software, equipment upgrades
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06/01/2003

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A Sonitrol franchisee here is undertaking an extensive renovation project that will ultimately relocate and expand the central station while upgrading to a new monitoring software platform.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2003

Westar, Protection One board members step down

TOPEKA, Kan. - Two men who served on Westar Energy’s Board of Directors resigned from the board in mid-May, according to officials.

Guard company grows monitoring biz

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06/01/2003

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A company with interests in armored cars and private security guards has opened up shop in the alarm monitoring arena in an effort to become a one-stop shop for many of its current customer’s needs.

Security Pro rolls out niche program for deaf community

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06/01/2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A full service dealer here with a robust contract monitoring business has teamed up with an online community that serves the deaf and hard of hearing market and will roll that offering to other dealers in the GE Security Pro network across the country.

Protectron consolidates Ottawa centrals

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06/01/2003

OTTAWA - National security firm Protectron has wrapped up a major move of its central station to a larger facility here, giving the company an opportunity to upgrade its technology and more breathing room to expand.

With the purchase of the Canadian division of Protection One last July, Protectron found itself with two central stations in the same city, the former Protection One monitoring facility and the central station that houses Security 24, Protectron’s contract monitoring arm, said Daniel Demers, president of Protectron.

VideoMinex builds portfolio with third buy

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05/01/2003

FITCHBURG, Mass. - An interactive video firm here has taken over the monitoring of 300 automotive dealerships from an Atlanta-based company that it expected to acquire in mid-April.

Guardian applies to deregister stock

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05/01/2003

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Guardian International announced in late March that it had applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission to deregister its common stock, the second company to do so in a matter of months.

ARC moves into custom digs

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05/01/2003

EUCLID, Ohio - A two-year-old monitoring company here has moved into its new location, more than a decade after the company’s management team designed and constructed the custom central station for another monitoring company.

American Response Center, formed in late 2001, will move into the building, once home to Security Associates International, in late June or early July, according to Jim Osborne, ARC’s president.

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