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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.

Community looking for security partner

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03/01/2002

KUTZTOWN, Pa.-A municipality that is launching its own fiber-optic infrastructure here is looking for a security company to act as a vendor partner to provide security monitoring services to up to 5,000 homes.

Sonitrol adds new franchise locations

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02/01/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Two new franchises of Sonitrol Corp.

ADT to pay fines

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

in Australia
PEMBROKE, Bermuda-ADT agreed to repay $141,000 to about 2,300 residential customers after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission raised concerns over taxes the company charged on long-term monitoring contracts.

The ACCC said that certain contracts from ADT did not allow the company to pass along any Goods and Services Tax liability to its customers.

Security Broadband signs on marketing partners

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02/01/2002

AUSTIN, Texas-Security Broadband in January announced it struck marketing agreements with two national cable providers to market its broadband residential security monitoring service to cable customers in two U.S.

NFPA to vote on dispatcher rule

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02/01/2002

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.

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