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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.

Monitronics launches dealer training program

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12/01/2004

DALLAS - To better equip its dealers with the latest strategies for customer acquisition and retention, Monitronics International launched a new initiative under the banner of Authorized Dealer Sales Training Program.

The new program includes seminars that cover operational concerns such as recruiting and retaining sales representatives, motivating employees, best practices for leads, presentations and networking.

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.

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.

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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.

Total Monitoring Services hits $1M mark

Company credits success to traditional and non-traditional services
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11/01/2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Crediting its success to not only the amount of accounts it monitors but also to the list of services it provides to its dealers, Total Monitoring Services reached its $1-million revenue goal for the year a month early.

ADS Security to upgrade software

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11/01/2004

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- As ADS Security identifies its latest acquisition target, the company is one of 45 sites working on upgrading its central station software from the Monitoring Automation Systems B32 platform.

MAS to phase out B32 by end of 2006

Most users of platform to upgrade to newer software by then, company executive says
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11/01/2004

IRVINE, Calif.- Monitoring Automation Systems announced at its 2004 Users Conference in September that it will end new software development for its B32 monitoring platform by the end of 2006.

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