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Pirate again says sell, but Brink's looks at buying

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01/01/2007

NORWALK, Conn.--Despite recent travails of its own, Pirate Capital, an activist hedge fund and major stockholder of The Brink's Company, has not given up the ship in attempting to get Brink's to put itself up for sale.

Nationwide is on Pro One's side

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01/01/2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Nationwide Mutual Insurance announced Nov. 14 that it has collaborated with Protection One to offer an exclusive, co-branded, home security system called the Nationwide Property Protection Services home security system from Protection One.

NJ court case may affect liability limitations

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01/01/2007

SAN FRANCISCO-- At the December California Alarm Association convention, held here, industry leaders were beating the drum to raise awareness about Synnex vs. ADT, a New Jersey court case they say could leave alarm companies nationwide open to liability lawsuits.

24-7 Security promo helps N.Y. families

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2007

YONKERS, N.Y.

Security Networks is acquiring

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01/01/2007

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--Security Networks acquired 2,000 accounts and upped its annual RMR by $57,000 when it acquired the assets of Ft.

Constitutional crusader aids alarm industry

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2007

SAN FRANCISCO--Fremont insurance executive Dennis Wolfe attended the December California Alarm Association convention here as a special guest. Unbeknownst to the alarm industry, Wolfe two years ago took the Fremont City Council to court for violating the open meeting law.

ADT gives OK to digital providers

Residential giant certifies certain non-traditional phone companies for primary transmission
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12/01/2006

BOCA RATON, Fla.--ADT in November gave its official seal of approval to a group of non-traditional phone service providers--Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Charter, Cox and Bright House Networks--saying they meet a set of requirements to be a primary method of transmitting alarm signals for ADT alarm systems.

Guardian acquires Vitex; will go South in 2007

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12/01/2006

CRANBERRY, Pa.--Super regional security company Guardian Security, which ended 2005 with its first acquisition ever, wrapped up 2006 with its third acquisition, Vitex, based in Detroit.

Pro One, BellSouth expand alliance

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12/01/2006

LAWRENCE, Kan.--John Pumpelly, Protection One's newly appointed vice president of alliance relationships, wasted little time in forging an expanded relationship between his former employer BellSouth and new boss, Protection One.

Brink's and Comcast to co-market

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12/01/2006

IRVING, Texas--Brink's Home Security and cable provider Comcast on Oct. 18 announced a partnership designed to help customers who are often unsure of how phone and home security services work together.

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SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?