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Ackerman reenters acquisition market

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2007

ATLANTA--Making its first acquisition in 10 years, Ackerman Security announced July 11 it had acquired Impact Security of neighboring Dallas, Ga. Terms of the deal were not released.

Lighting the lawn

Solar solution allows for illuminated signs
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08/01/2007

CARLSBAD, Calif.--Lance Dean said he was on vacation last year when the idea came to him for illuminated security lawn signs.

ADT introduces Safewatch Videoview

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2007

ADT on July 11 announced a home surveillance service called Safewatch Videoview, a new offering that builds on ADT's standard home alarm and security services. It offers homeowners added security plus the flexibility to check in on their household even when they are away from home.

Corporate buyout at Connective Home

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08/01/2007

BROOKHAVEN, Pa.--Residing in the building that once housed Tri-State Alarm, Connective Home has grown into a residential installation company that works in security, A/V, HVAC and home networking throughout eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

VoIP or cell in the apt.? No prob for Network Multifamily

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2007

IRVING, Texas--Network Multifamily Security Corporation in late June introduced the "Multifamily 360 EZ," a product that will enable existing Multifamily alarm systems to be upgraded to work in apartments that do not have a land-line telephone.
Network Multifamily is a division of Protection One that focuses on apartment dwellings.

Stop Alarms goes dealer

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2007

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Stop Alarms Inc.

ApxAlarm aims for 130,000 accounts this summer

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07/01/2007

PROVO, Utah--ApxAlarm--which emerged as a major player in the home security market in 2006 by generating upwards of 90,000 accounts--is well into its 2007 summer selling season, and Apx executives say they're on track to sell 130,000 accounts this summer.
Looking beyond this year, the company is considering expanding into Mexico and abroad.

Devcon progresses incrementally

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07/01/2007

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Devcon president Robert Farenhem described news discussed during the company's May 29 investor call as "anecdotal" evidence of the company's progress toward becoming a pure-play security company.

Dallas hearts Brink's

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2007

IRVING, Texas--Brink's Home Security got a big pat on the back from its neighbors in Dallas in May when the home security giant received the 2007 Consumer Choice Award in the category of "Home Alarm Security Systems and Business Security Alarm Systems."
"Brink's Home Security was identified as Best in Class in its categories in such areas as quality, value, service and appearance of the business, " Consumer Choice Award chairman Jeffrey Chernoff said in a statement.

Just don't call me 'green'

Residential companies may walk the walk, but not talk the talk
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07/01/2007

YARMOUTH, Maine--Although some shun terms such as "green" or "earth friendly," many independently owned security companies are avidly recycling batteries, scrap metal, and the reams of paper and piles of cardboard that filter through their offices daily. They're also thinking about energy efficient fleet vehicles.

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