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Axcess Inc. to integrate video with Sonitrol

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06/01/2002

DALLAS-Axcess Inc., a provider of video and asset tracking management solutions, has partnered with Sonitrol Corp.

SAI consolidates, expects profits

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2002

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.- One of the country's largest contract central stations reported revenues of about $201 million for the fiscal year 2001 but recorded a net loss of more than $14 million available to common shareholders.

NFPA to vote on dispatcher rule

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04/01/2002

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.

SAI, King in dispute over $1.75 million

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2002

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.-A $1.

Monitronics sees a second capital funding round in 2002

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04/01/2002

DALLAS-Monitronics International Inc. in March announced that it had recapitalized the company with an additional $90 million from thirteen banks and five different investment entities.

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.

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The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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