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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.

President post provides prime positioning plan

Doug Beaulieu is Alarm Center’s new prez
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06/01/2004

LACEY, Wash. - A new president at the helm of the Alarm Center Inc.

Struggling central makes its move

SAI forges ahead with dealer program to recover its share of the monitoring market
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06/01/2004

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - In an attempt to push the company into the forefront of the industry, Security Associates International has implemented an authorized dealer program.

Industry vet to run the program

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06/01/2004

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Lou Sepulveda had been looking forward to spending time on his boat after resigning as senior vice president of dealer development at ADT.

Honeywell deal: Will we see a quick return on investment?

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06/01/2004

CHICAGO - When GTCR Golder Rauner came onto the security scene three years ago to finance James Covert’s new security business, few in the industry predicted the quick turnaround of that business or the $1 billion price tag that it fetched.

In a matter of months, GTCR and Covert took the SecurityLink alarm business and several other companies it bought and sold to Tyco International for five times the original purchase price.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

CSAA to hold seminar later this year
VIENNA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association, a trade association representing providers of central station monitoring, will sponsor an operations management seminar in October.

NACC branches out to grow revenues

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05/01/2004

IRVINE, Calif. - Having made inroads into third-party monitoring and interactive video monitoring services, National Alarm Computer Center has added a Message Center service to allow dealers and others to focus on their business without worrying about missing calls.

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