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Attrition project organizers to wrap up 2002

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02/01/2003

CLINTON, Conn. - A company conducting a research project to measure attrition levels in the security industry is compiling information for a year-end update, but is still looking for participants.

Briefs

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02/01/2003

SAI to deregister common stock

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Security Associates International in late January said it had applied to deregister the company’s common stock, eliminating the company’s requirement to file quarterly and other document with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Video firm makes second buy

VideoMinex plans to become dominant video provider
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02/01/2003

FITCHBURG, Mass. - A remote video monitoring company that dominates the income producing real estate market has been bought by another video monitoring firm, based here.

NMC records stellar first year

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02/01/2003

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - A contract central station that started from scratch a year ago has already signed on more than 40,000 accounts, a growth pattern that company officials project will continue over the next few years.

CSAA group to study alarm technologies

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02/01/2003

VIENNA, Va. - A new sub-committee of the Central Station Alarm Association will begin its study of different methods of alarm verification at its first meeting slated for the ISC West show in March.

New central to bring “integrity” to monitoring

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02/01/2003

MINNEAPOLIS - A new wholesale monitoring company slated to open its doors in April will target independent dealers on a national basis with a promise to bring personal service to every monitored account.

Integrity Monitoring Services, founded by Mickey Fuller, also the company’s chief executive officer, has letters of intent from several “well-established dealers” to get operations up and running, Fuller said.

Honeywell settles into central station

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01/01/2003

MINNEAPOLIS -Three years after the rest of its corporate family was relocated from Honeywell’s former headquarters here as a result of the company’s merger with AlliedSignal, a Honeywell security monitoring center has finally relocated and is now settling into its new digs.

The relocation of the central station, a move that put monitoring operations into an existing Honeywell structure just six miles away, is also the completion of a gradual consolidation of Honeywell’s monitoring operations into a single hub, a process that has been in the works for the past five to eight years, said Gary Marcinkowski, vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s security monitoring business.

GMS puts final touches on central station addition

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01/01/2003

LONG BEACH, Calif. -General Monitoring Services is wrapping up the final touches on a major technological and physical upgrade to its central station here that will provide a platform for new services and additional account growth.

COPS to open West Coast central station

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01/01/2003

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -An independent contract monitoring center is looking to build a backup central station here, a move that company officials expect will boost both the reliability of the company’s monitoring operations as well as its West Coast market share.

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