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10-digit dialing begins for Broward

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2002

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla.-An overlay plan for area code 954 will mean the beginning of 10-digit dialing here starting April 1.

Criticom aids in WTC cleanup

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04/01/2002

NEW YORK-For the last five months, Criticom International has been putting its GPS monitoring to work at one of the world's biggest disaster sites, the rubble of the former World Trade Center.

Criticom, the new name of wholesale monitoring company King-Monital-IDC (see related story), was tapped shortly after clean-up began of the former site of the twin towers, which were leveled Sept.

Dunbar to compete in contract monitoring market

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04/01/2002

BALTIMORE-Dunbar Alarm Systems, part of the country's third largest armored car company, plans to break into the contract monitoring market in the next few months after its central station here received Underwriter's Laboratories approval last month.

The listing will open Dunbar Alarm Systems and its central station to a host of new types of customers who require UL approval for monitoring for insurance reasons, mostly commercial establishments such as jewelry stores, the financial sector, government installations and multi-location retail chains, said Sean Gibbons, director of corporate communications for The Dunbar Companies.

Anti-attrition product to launch

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03/01/2002

ADDISON, Texas-A company that works with IT and telecom companies to help improve customer retention is taking its product to the security market to improve attrition rates.

Jim Farrell, a former accountant at Brink's Home Security, and Steve Sanazaro, who has worked with many companies to turnaround or reposition them, are taking their SuccessMatrix service to companies in the industry.

Fire department offers smoke detector service

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03/01/2002

KITCHENER, Ontario-The local fire department here is hoping to boost sales of its direct smoke detector monitoring through increased sales efforts and partnering with local installers.

The Kitchener Fire Department has seen sales of its Direct Detect monitoring service slump since the town began to offer it last fall, said John Coish, manager of the service.

NFPA to vote on dispatcher rule

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03/01/2002

QUINCY, Mass.-A proposed change to NFPA 72 that would waive minimum requirements for central stations with less than a certain number of monitored accounts has been opposed by the Alarm Association of Florida.

CSAA and SIA team to offer course

New class will be offered both online and on CD-ROM
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03/01/2002

ALEXANDRIA and VIENNA, Va.-The Central Station Alarm Association and the Security Industry Association are teaming up to develop a web-based online central station operator training course that will be available to central stations regardless of their location.

Sonitrol opens new Ga. location

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03/01/2002

SAVANNAH, Ga.-A new Sonitrol branch that is the second in the state opened here early this year.

Counterforce USA completes acquisitions

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

HOUSTON-Counterforce USA announced in January it had completed the acquisitions of Alarm Processing Corp. and A-Link USA, deals that the company initially announced in July.

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