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Emergency24 launches LifeCard program

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08/01/2004

CHICAGO - After a year of development, wholesale monitoring firm Emergency24 has launched the LifeCard Services program, enabling dealers and their affiliates to market three new services to both customers and non-customers, alike.

The three programs - Life-CardHome, LifeCardHealth and LifeCardSecure - are yearly services that offer remote storage of personal and financial information that is available upon request by subscribers and third parties.

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.

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 November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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