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Former telecom exec opens locally operated Calif. central

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12/01/2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Less than a year after SureWest Communications Inc.

Olympia mulls response issues

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Local officials here are mulling their options, including verified response, as law enforcement and city officials try to find a solution to the false alarm problem.

Briefs

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12/01/2002

CSAA forms proprietary central station committee

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association will hold the first meeting of its Proprietary Central Station Council at the facilities of State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, Ill.

Westec goes IP in video central

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11/01/2002

IRVINE, Calif. - Westec Interactive has wrapped up a $1 million technological upgrade to incorporate IP connectivity into its video monitoring center here and hired an industry veteran to oversee operations using the new technology.

Pro One, BellSouth add new location

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2002

TOPEKA, Kan. - Protection One, together with BellSouth, has opened two more sales and installation locations under its co-branding agreement with the southern telecom company.

Storms batter central stations in Louisiana

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11/01/2002

As two back-to back storms battered the Louisiana coast over a ten-day span, two central stations here relied on very different emergency backup plans to keep their operations afloat during the storm.

Located in towns not far from Louisiana's Gulf Coast, both central stations were able to make it through the storm without disruptions in service, said officials at both companies.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2002

SpectraSource adds monitoring

HOUSTON - SpectraSource Corp., through its Connect Source Communications division, has begun to offer a security monitoring service called Watchdog Surveillance.

Monitoring center grows coverage

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11/01/2002

LAFAYETTE, La. - A central station borne of its parent company's ambulance dispatch operations is now targeting dealers to the east in a move that company officials hope will duplicate recent growth.

Diebold expands to take on Mosler accounts

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11/01/2002

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Nearly a year after picking up $28 million worth of assets of a now-defunct former competitor, Diebold has wrapped up an extensive renovation of its Ohio central station to accommodate the acquisition.

The upgrades to the central station were meant not only to prepare operations for future growth, but also to merge two central stations together, Diebold's central station and a former Mosler central station in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Integrator installs state police networked video monitoring system

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07/01/2002

MANSFIELD, Mass.-An integrator and a network services company have teamed up to provide the New Hampshire State Police with a network of CCTV cameras and telephones that will eventually enable the police to remotely monitor about 25 sites around the state.

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