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UCC beats customer sign up projections

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08/01/2004

SAN ANTONIO, Tex-as - United Central Control is on track to surpass its goal of 52 new dealer contracts for the year, having already signed 25 dealers since the first of the year. The new business has translated into 20,000 accounts for the alarm monitoring company.

GTCR completes purchase of Honeywell monitoring

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08/01/2004

CHICAGO - GTCR Golder Rauner has completed its acquisition of Honeywell Security Monitoring from Honeywell International. The private equity firm paid $315.

Boulder PD adds verification measures

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08/01/2004

BOULDER - Identifying the important role security companies play in the community, the Boulder Police Department implemented last month a non-response policy for habitual false alarm offenders that can be reversed through education and system upgrades.

The police department enacted a non-response policy for homes and businesses that cause three false alarms within a six-month period.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

CSAA course addresses false alarms

VIENNA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association plans to launch an online false alarm reduction course this fall.

IASG acquires Alliant out of bankruptcy

Acquired portfolio consists of 17,000 accounts in northern and southern California
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07/01/2004

ALBANY, N.Y.

Detroit’s false alarm rate drops 31%

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07/01/2004

DETROIT - A year after eight local monitoring centers and two national central stations took a pledge to reform the top 5 percent of alarm abusers, false alarms in the city dropped 31 percent during the first five months of this year.
The dramatic reduction is thanks to the efforts of the Burglar & Fire Alarm Association of Michigan that drafted the Michigan Alarm Industry Pledge last fall, through its Detroit False Alarm Reduction committee.

Same town, different side of tracks

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

C-Chip Technologies to acquire Unique Security for $1.3M U.

Know thy contract

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07/01/2004

MONTREAL - In an unlikely marriage of companies, remote access provider C-Chip Technologies signed a letter of intent to acquire Unique Security for $1.3 million in an acquisition that provides C-Chip immediate access to the alarm company’s monitoring base and standing within the emerging market of automatic vehicle location.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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