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Protection One, BellSouth team to wire new community

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04/01/2003

ATLANTA - Imagine a community where with a touch of a button, residents can activate their home security systems, adjust the temperature of the house, and even turn the lights on and off.

While that scenario may seem futuristic to some, it is coming to fruition just outside Atlanta.

Lennar teams with Best Buy in pilot

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

MINNEAPOLIS - National home-builder Lennar, through its subsidiary Lundgren Bros., based here, has embarked on a pilot program with Best Buy to install home networking in several area communities.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

AlarmForce earnings up 50 percent in 2002
TORONTO - AlarmForce, a Canadian installer of two-way voice alarm systems, is reporting a 50 percent gain in revenues for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2002.

Central Security becomes force in the South

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04/01/2003

TULSA, Okla. - An alarm company here backed by a group of equity partners is quietly growing into a force in the southern central region of the United States and is shopping around for a second round of financial support that will sustain operational growth for the next few years.

Westar, Pro One explore sale

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

Financial advisors help both sides develop alternatives
TOPEKA, Kan. - In a continued effort to comply with a Kansas regulatory commission’s directive to reduce its debts, Westar Energy has retained financial advisors to help develop strategic alternatives for its 88 percent share of Protection One.

Mach 7 bought by Security Services Group

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03/01/2003

EDINA, Minn. - In a move to bolster their growth in the residential market in the greater Minneapolis area, Security Services Group (SSG), based here, has purchased Mach 7 Security for an undisclosed price.

Labor board says Sonitrol branch unfairly quashed union election

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03/01/2003

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge has ruled that Sonitrol of Chattanooga unfairly denied its employees an opportunity to unionize.

Tyco looking at redefining free cash flow

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03/01/2003

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - After a period where its accounting practices have come under harsh public criticism, Tyco International is looking at the way it defines free cash flow.

One of the main changes that the company is likely to put in place is that it will now deduct the funds used for the acquisition of customer accounts from its ADT security alarm business.

Leviton acquires OnQ Technologies

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03/01/2003

HARRISBURG, Pa. - In a move designed to grab a larger piece of the market share in the structured wiring field, Leviton Manufacturing Co.

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Poll

SSN News Poll April 2020

As the industry moves to more of a managed services model — PSA’s Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program is good proof of that — this month’s News Poll looks at what companies are doing to increase their overall RMR through this type of business model.