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Former telecom exec opens locally operated Calif. central

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12/01/2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Less than a year after SureWest Communications Inc.

Olympia mulls response issues

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Local officials here are mulling their options, including verified response, as law enforcement and city officials try to find a solution to the false alarm problem.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

CSAA forms proprietary central station committee

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association will hold the first meeting of its Proprietary Central Station Council at the facilities of State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, Ill.

IACP endorses multiple call

Group will urge central stations to adopt policy
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12/01/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The association that represents the nation's high ranking municipal law enforcement officers has adopted a policy to encourage private sector central stations to make multiple verification attempts by phone before dispatching an alarm to police.

Home integrator to market retail, installation concept

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12/01/2002

HOUSTON - A holding company here with a structured cabling division has launched a home security monitoring service and is looking at bundling its home installation and other residential product manufacturing divisions into a national retail and installation model over the next five years.
SpectraSource Inc.

Westec goes IP in video central

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11/01/2002

IRVINE, Calif. - Westec Interactive has wrapped up a $1 million technological upgrade to incorporate IP connectivity into its video monitoring center here and hired an industry veteran to oversee operations using the new technology.

Pro One, BellSouth add new location

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2002

TOPEKA, Kan. - Protection One, together with BellSouth, has opened two more sales and installation locations under its co-branding agreement with the southern telecom company.

Storms batter central stations in Louisiana

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11/01/2002

As two back-to back storms battered the Louisiana coast over a ten-day span, two central stations here relied on very different emergency backup plans to keep their operations afloat during the storm.

Located in towns not far from Louisiana's Gulf Coast, both central stations were able to make it through the storm without disruptions in service, said officials at both companies.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2002

SpectraSource adds monitoring

HOUSTON - SpectraSource Corp., through its Connect Source Communications division, has begun to offer a security monitoring service called Watchdog Surveillance.

Monitoring center grows coverage

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11/01/2002

LAFAYETTE, La. - A central station borne of its parent company's ambulance dispatch operations is now targeting dealers to the east in a move that company officials hope will duplicate recent growth.

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