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Monitoring America declares $60K dividend

The monitoring co-op issues highest payout in its history
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12/01/2004

TULSA, Okla. - The board of directors at Monitoring America Alarm Co-Op has approved a $60,000 year-end dividend, the highest in the cooperative’s 14-year history.

RFI launches new central

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12/01/2004

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Full-service security firm RFI will wrap up the construction of a new central station next month, giving the company an opportunity to further tap into the national third-party monitoring market and increase its technology capabilities.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2004

SIAC endorses enhanced call verification

NEW YORK - The Security Industry Alarm Coalition announced its endorsement of enhanced call verification at the ISC Expo East in November. At the same time, SIAC discussed the development of a new centralized national ordinance tracking database.

Down this road before, dealers cautious of IASG’s buy of NACC

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12/01/2004

ALBANY - With Integrated Alarm Services Group’s acquisition of National Alarm Computer Center all but certain, IASG will have to shift its attention away from the paperwork associated with the deal to building relationships with dealers that work with the central station.
Announced in early October, IASG is expected to acquire essentially all of the third-party monitoring center’s assets from Tyco International for $50 million in cash.

Level 5 acquires Westec Interactive

Former teleco executive sees market opportunity in interactive video and audio applications
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12/01/2004

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Looking to gain a presence in an emerging market, full-service security firm Level 5 Security acquired Westec InterActive Security, an interactive video monitoring firm, from Secom Co.

C-Chip ends talks with Unique Security

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11/01/2004

MONTREAL- C-Chip Technologies, a publicly held developer of wireless technology used for tracking purposes, announced it ended discussions to acquire Unique Security, a full-service security company.

The deal, which was first announced in June, would have enabled C-Chip to leverage its wireless technology and Unique Security’s monitoring station against the emerging market of automatic vehicle location.

ADS continues acquisition pace

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11/01/2004

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- ADS Security continued to strengthen its presence and position in the Southeast through a pair of acquisitions this summer.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2004

Monitronics steps up efforts to attract end users
DALLAS- Monitronics International has created a division within the company to pursue corporate and government monitoring and installation contracts.

Although the company previously handled such work, it never dedicated any efforts to sign up new clients.

Contract monitoring center opens in Pakistan

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11/01/2004

ORLANDO, Fla.- A privately held company based in Orlando has built an 80,000-square-foot facility in Lahore, Pakistan that will provide security systems installation and monitoring throughout Pakistan.

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