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I-support, video monitoring to fuel NMC’s growth in ‘04

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01/01/2004

I-support, video monitoring to fuel NMC’s growth in ‘04ALISA VIEJO, Calif. - Two years into its run, National Monitoring Center continues to find ways to reinvent itself and provide new levels of service to its existing client base and attract new customers at the same time.

Seattle Council goes ahead with alarm fees

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

SEATTLE - In late November, after more than a month of debate, the Seattle City Council adopted new alarm fees and fines as part of the city’s $666 million 2004 budget proposed by Mayor Greg Nickels last year.

The new ordinance creates an annual license fee of $40 for burglar alarms, $80 for fire alarm systems not required by fire code and $320 for fire alarm systems required by code.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

Monitronics makes seventh Inc. list
DALLAS - Monitronics International has been named to Inc.

Three months in, police say Tucson alarm policy working

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01/01/2004

TUCSON, Ariz. - According to police here, the city’s alarm response policy has been a success, with false alarm responses dropping 48 percent in the more than three months since it was enacted.

IASG makes commercial acquisitions

Top execs also pick up more common shares
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01/01/2004

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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.

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