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AAA looks to acquisition for growth

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10/01/2003

WINNEPEG, Manitoba - Fresh off the completion of its acquisition of Alarm All Inc. for $1.

Firm getting ‘more traditional’ about security

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10/01/2003

AUSTIN, Texas - Technology and monitoring service provider Security Broadband is in talks with several security industry players about distributing its products and services through the security channel, rather than relying heavily on its cable partners.

Between bankruptcy and consolidation in the cable industry, some of Security Broadband’s partners in the cable industry have not fared well in recent months.

Moody’s, S&P rate Monitronics debt

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

DALLAS - Two well-known ratings firms released reports on Monitronics International’s debt last month. The results, however, were mixed, as Moody’s gave a “stable” rating, while S&P gave a “negative” rating to the company based on its $525 million in outstanding credit facilities.

No more free rides, fire department tells local businesses

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09/01/2003

CENTRE WELLINGTON, Ontario - By the beginning of November, businesses in this area of Wellington County will have to start paying for alarm monitoring services from a monitoring company. The fire department, which for years provided free monitoring, is getting out of that business, and according to one industry insider, it’s about time.

Securitas takes timeshare nationwide

Shared dispatch service also helps avoid false alarm fines
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09/01/2003

CHICAGO - Securitas Security Services has beefed up the ranks of its timeshare dispatch officers to deliver the service nationwide as a means of lightening the financial load on its customers.

The officers, most of whom have experience with police departments or in the military, are available in roughly all areas where Securitas has an office, said Craig Smith, Securitas president, Rocky Mountain region.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Litestream wins $10 million in VC

TAMPA, Fla. - Litestream Technologies, a utility provider of bundled services that include phone, cable and alarm monitoring services to residential master-planned communities in Florida, received $10 million in capital from American Capital Corp.

Industry veterans launch ‘boutique’ monitoring co.

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09/01/2003

LANCASTER, Pa. - Patrick Egan and Ron Bodnar have launched Security Partners, a new wholesale monitoring company they say will strive to provide more personalized service to its customers.

State-specific certs stress monitoring company budgets

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08/01/2003

PORTLAND, Ore. - Monitoring companies had until July 31 to ensure that their central station employees were trained by a certified Oregon instructor or face hefty fines.

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SSN News Poll July 2020

With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us all to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s News Poll looks to gauge readers thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.