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Mecco garners UL, to boost fire business

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03/01/2003

ERIE, Pa. - Three years after adding onto its headquarters to expand its central station, Mecco Alarms, an installation company based here, has garnered its Underwriters Laboratories listing for its central station.

Attrition project organizers to wrap up 2002

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02/01/2003

CLINTON, Conn. - A company conducting a research project to measure attrition levels in the security industry is compiling information for a year-end update, but is still looking for participants.

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SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2003

SAI to deregister common stock

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Security Associates International in late January said it had applied to deregister the company’s common stock, eliminating the company’s requirement to file quarterly and other document with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Video firm makes second buy

VideoMinex plans to become dominant video provider
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02/01/2003

FITCHBURG, Mass. - A remote video monitoring company that dominates the income producing real estate market has been bought by another video monitoring firm, based here.

NMC records stellar first year

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02/01/2003

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - A contract central station that started from scratch a year ago has already signed on more than 40,000 accounts, a growth pattern that company officials project will continue over the next few years.

CSAA group to study alarm technologies

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02/01/2003

VIENNA, Va. - A new sub-committee of the Central Station Alarm Association will begin its study of different methods of alarm verification at its first meeting slated for the ISC West show in March.

New central to bring “integrity” to monitoring

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02/01/2003

MINNEAPOLIS - A new wholesale monitoring company slated to open its doors in April will target independent dealers on a national basis with a promise to bring personal service to every monitored account.

Integrity Monitoring Services, founded by Mickey Fuller, also the company’s chief executive officer, has letters of intent from several “well-established dealers” to get operations up and running, Fuller said.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

Sonitrol to install hand readers

CAMPBELL, Calif. -IR Recognition Systems, a unit of IR Security & Safety Group’s Electronic Access Control, has struck a deal with Sonitrol to link IR’s HandReader biometric hand geometry device with Sonitrol’s access control panels.

SAI faces delisting, UL complaint

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01/01/2003

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -Following months of steadily declining stock prices and public complaints from dealers regarding operational issues at the company, troubled wholesale monitoring company Security Associates International in late November announced that it was in danger of being delisted from the American Stock Exchange because of its financial status and is also the subject of a complaint letter filed with Underwriters Laboratories.

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