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New ordinance passed in West Palm Beach

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2002

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-An ordinance replacing legislation that allowed the Sheriff's office to stop responding to alarms was replaced in mid-April with a new false alarm ordinance that slashes false alarm fines and permit fees.

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.

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.

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.

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