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Employee retention no game at NMC

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01/01/2004

ALISA VIEJO, Calif.—In any business, maintaining a good pool of employees can be challenging, so it should come as no surprise that National Monitoring Center has taken some unique steps to ensure that its employees are happy.

Aurora to lease water tower space, provide free monitoring to village

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12/01/2003

NORTH AURORA, Ill. - As part of a deal to lease space on top of a village water tower here to house its radio transmission system for alarms, Aurora Tri-State Protection will provide a number of benefits to the village.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

HomePort signs with SAI

DENVER - HomePort Holdings has signed an agreement with Chicago-based Security Associates International under which SAI will provide home security products and monitoring services to HomePort customers, which will be installed by SAI installers.

HomePort provides homeowners with financing for primary home services by tapping into their home equity.

Fort Worth compromises on alarms

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - Last month, City Councilors here approved a plan that restricts police response to private security alarms to homes and business that hold valid city permits.

The plan is a departure from the city’s verified response policy that met with sharp criticism from residents and alarm companies, who turned out in droves for a council meeting where the issue was scheduled to be voted on.

Protect America refunds alarm fees in St. Louis

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12/01/2003

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Protect America Inc., which ran afoul of the St.

Hackett Security expanding service nationwide

Company enhances offerings through dealer network, video monitoring and archiving
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12/01/2003

ST. LOUIS - With a dealer network and a new video monitoring and archiving service in place, Hackett Security, a 26-year-old alarm monitoring company based here, is hoping to offer its services to dealers on a nationwide basis.

New financing boosts outlook for Monitronics

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11/01/2003

DALLAS - Monitronics International has completed a $500 million refinancing of its debt facilities. The refinancing brings to more than $600 million the company’s total debt and equity raised since its inception in 1994.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

DFT’s central earns UL certification

FREDONIA, N.Y.

Seattle puts licensing, fees on hold

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11/01/2003

SEATTLE - Facing budget shortfalls next year, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels proposed a license fee for alarm monitoring companies as a means of bringing in additional revenue. Last month, the city council sent the proposal back to committee to allow for more public comment on the issue.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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