Parent company Protection OneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sale shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t affect service
LONGWOOD, Fla. - With Westar Energy preparing to sell its stake in security company Protection One to investment firm Quadrangle Group (see story on page 1), there may be some concern among customers about the future of Computerized Monitoring Services, Protection OneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wholesale monitoring division based here.
ALISA VIEJO, Calif.Ã¢â‚¬â€In any business, maintaining a good pool of employees can be challenging, so it should come as no surprise that National Monitoring Center has taken some unique steps to ensure that its employees are happy.
I-support, video monitoring to fuel NMCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s growth in Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ04ALISA VIEJO, Calif. - Two years into its run, National Monitoring Center continues to find ways to reinvent itself and provide new levels of service to its existing client base and attract new customers at the same time.
SEATTLE - In late November, after more than a month of debate, the Seattle City Council adopted new alarm fees and fines as part of the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $666 million 2004 budget proposed by Mayor Greg Nickels last year.
The new ordinance creates an annual license fee of $40 for burglar alarms, $80 for fire alarm systems not required by fire code and $320 for fire alarm systems required by code.
DENVER - HomePort Holdings has signed an agreement with Chicago-based Security Associates International under which SAI will provide home security products and monitoring services to HomePort customers, which will be installed by SAI installers.
HomePort provides homeowners with financing for primary home services by tapping into their home equity.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Last month, City Councilors here approved a plan that restricts police response to private security alarms to homes and business that hold valid city permits.
The plan is a departure from the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s verified response policy that met with sharp criticism from residents and alarm companies, who turned out in droves for a council meeting where the issue was scheduled to be voted on.