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Brink's shareholder says, 'Spin-off now'

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09/01/2007

NEW YORK--Citing Tyco's recent successful spin-off of its health care and electronics divisions, major Brink's shareholder MMI Investments on July 11 again urged The Brink's Company to do a tax-free spin off of either Brink's Home Security or its armored truck division, Brinks Inc.
In a letter to the Brink's board of directors, MMI's Clay Lifflander noted that the new Tyco (which he said derives 60 percent of its EBITDA from security company ADT) "trades at 10.

Deputy receives security system

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SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio--A top assistant to the Ohio attorney general received a $3,700 home security system, paid for by the state, after receiving a telephone threat. The system was installed by state agents, rather than by a private contractor, and is monitoried by the AG's Bureau of Criminal Identifications.

Murdoch acquires Fortress

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2007

NEW YORK, N.Y.

Brink's calls it splits in Seattle

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2007

IRVING, Texas - Brink's Home Security said it was "booming sales growth" that led the company to expand its reach in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Brink's added a local office and relocated another to provide better coverage for customers.

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.

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