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False alarms, competition contribute to decline in monitoring revenues

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08/01/2003

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Security monitoring remains a highly sensitive segment of the overall industry, and false alarms and the policies to address them around the country may be contributing to lower revenues, Frost & Sullivan analysts said in a recent report.

Falcon Security growing with wireless

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08/01/2003

BROCKVILLE, Ontario - Falcon Security has signed a contract with the Canadian military for a wireless technology designed specifically for alarm systems that the company said has taken it to “a whole new level.”

The Canadian military will be using Falcon Secure Net, but Chris Izatt, Falcon’s sales and operations manager, declined to be more specific.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

XO to provide DSL service to Westec

IRVINE, Calif. - In a move the company says will strengthen communication with its customers, Westec InterActive has chosen Reston, Va.

CRC offers GE Interlogix discounts

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08/01/2003

AUSTIN, Minn. - Through an agreement with GE Interlogix Inc.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

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.

Integrated Alarm increases IPO

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

ALBANY, N.Y.

NACC rolls out interactive service

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07/01/2003

IRVINE, Calif. - In what it expects to be the next generation of the monitoring market, National Alarm Computer Center has rolled out a new Interactive Vi-deo Monitoring service for its dealer customers that it eventually expects to outpace the revenue potential of traditional alarm monitoring.

Once again, UCC expands central

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07/01/2003

SAN ANTONIO - Less than a year after doubling the size of its monitoring center, United Central Control is expanding again.

The company is in the process of adding another 2,300 square feet to its existing 4,000-square-foot monitoring center, driven mainly by the addition of a new customer service department, according to Mark Matlock, vice president of sales and marketing for UCC.

ADT taking interactive video mainstream

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07/01/2003

BOCA RATON, Fla. - In the hopes of capturing new commercial customers and upgrading how it serves its current client base, ADT Security Services is putting its marketing muscle behind its interactive video monitoring service, InterACT.

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