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State-specific certs stress monitoring company budgets

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08/01/2003

PORTLAND, Ore. - Monitoring companies had until July 31 to ensure that their central station employees were trained by a certified Oregon instructor or face hefty fines.

False alarms, competition contribute to decline in monitoring revenues

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08/01/2003

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Security monitoring remains a highly sensitive segment of the overall industry, and false alarms and the policies to address them around the country may be contributing to lower revenues, Frost & Sullivan analysts said in a recent report.

Falcon Security growing with wireless

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08/01/2003

BROCKVILLE, Ontario - Falcon Security has signed a contract with the Canadian military for a wireless technology designed specifically for alarm systems that the company said has taken it to “a whole new level.”

The Canadian military will be using Falcon Secure Net, but Chris Izatt, Falcon’s sales and operations manager, declined to be more specific.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

Westar, Protection One board members step down

TOPEKA, Kan. - Two men who served on Westar Energy’s Board of Directors resigned from the board in mid-May, according to officials.

Integrated Alarm increases IPO

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

ALBANY, N.Y.

NACC rolls out interactive service

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07/01/2003

IRVINE, Calif. - In what it expects to be the next generation of the monitoring market, National Alarm Computer Center has rolled out a new Interactive Vi-deo Monitoring service for its dealer customers that it eventually expects to outpace the revenue potential of traditional alarm monitoring.

Once again, UCC expands central

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07/01/2003

SAN ANTONIO - Less than a year after doubling the size of its monitoring center, United Central Control is expanding again.

The company is in the process of adding another 2,300 square feet to its existing 4,000-square-foot monitoring center, driven mainly by the addition of a new customer service department, according to Mark Matlock, vice president of sales and marketing for UCC.

ADT taking interactive video mainstream

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07/01/2003

BOCA RATON, Fla. - In the hopes of capturing new commercial customers and upgrading how it serves its current client base, ADT Security Services is putting its marketing muscle behind its interactive video monitoring service, InterACT.

SentryCom dealer program aimed at burgeoning interactive market

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07/01/2003

VALENCIA, Calif. - SentryCom’s authorized dealer program, unveiled in mid-April, allows dealers to participate in 20 percent of the recurring revenue on the lifetime of the contract,100 percent of whatever amount of value-added increase they place on the contract, as well as all equipment and installation fees.

Franchise founder buys back the business

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07/01/2003

DAYTON, Ohio - A family that founded a Sonitrol franchise here in the early 1970s has repurchased the company and is now busy building the two-location business through a combination of internal sales and a recent acquisition.
Chip Shiver, president of Sonitrol of SW Ohio, bought the franchise from Sonitrol Corp.

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SSN News Poll June 2014

ADT is going after the small business market, launching targeted offerings for specific verticals: retail, food and beverage, clinical, professional offices and mechanical. The company says there's lot of untapped opportunity because only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security. What are your thoughts on that market?

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