HARRISBURG, Pa. - Home networking and structured wiring supplier OnQ announced it is furthering its relationship with Monster Cable in an alliance that will mean expanded marketing opportunities for the two companies.
BOSTON - Home integration firm Signature Media Group has acquired two more companies as its continues on its path to becoming the leading nationwide residential systems integration firms under the SMG brand.
With the acquisition of Engineered Environments, in Oakland, Calif.
Despite the sluggish economy, credit-shy investment banks and the general bad rap that they have accumulated over the past year, dealer programs are making a comeback in the security industry, attractive to both large and small dealers looking to take advantage of opportunities to grow their business.
While two smaller dealer programs have launched to independent dealers, one from Microtec Security in Canada, and another from Eagle Broadband Security in Texas (see related stories), and two more larger scale ones reportedly on the horizon, it appears that the market is recovering from the past year of high-profile troubles in some of the industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest programs.
HARTFORD, Conn. - State officials here are suing the two principals of a Milford alarm company on charges that the company bilked its residential alarm customers by installing defective equipment and then billing the customers for services that were never performed.
TOPEKA, Kan. - Despite a new plan that frees the company from specific debt-reduction timelines and targets, Westar said it will proceed with the sale of Protection One, calling it the best option for reducing WestarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $3 billion debt load.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - To capture more of an increasingly mobile customer base, ADT has unveiled a new consumer offering that will monitor the location of a vehicle via GPS and provide in-vehicle access to emergency and concierge-type services.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - In a deal expected to have a significant impact on company revenues, residential installation company Armed Alert Security has struck an alliance with an IP network services company to become the security piece of that companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bundled digital services offering.
Through the new partnership with CeriStar, Armed Alert will install, monitor and service residential and small business accounts that are located in residential and commercial communities serviced by CeriStar.
John Bergher, EVP of marketing and customer care for Sacramento, Calif.-based GHS Interactive Security, talks to Tess about the partnership GHS formed this spring with Solar Universe to offer homeowners a solution combining security, home automation and solar.