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Tri-State veteran welcomes acquisition

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09/01/2005

BROOMALL, Penn.--Of all the changes Bob Gobrecht has seen at Tri-State Alarm over the past four years, the most welcome change by far is the recent acquisition of the company by Security Networks.

ADT honored in U.S. Capitol

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SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2005

WASHINGTON--ADT Security Services recently became a member of the Business Women's Network and Diversity Best Practices organizations. These two groups are affiliated and serve as a resource for corporations in all areas of women's issues.

Canadian companies bundling up

UE acquires Protectron: Says customers will warm up to their union
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09/01/2005

TORONTO--There are more similarities than initially meet the eye between a company that helps protect homes and one that keeps them warm, says the chief executive officer of Protectron, a full service security company recently acquired by Union Energy, a home heating company.
"It may come as a surprise to some, but when you look at our missions, you see that we're both in the peace-of-mind business," said Daniel Demers, president and chief executive officer of Protectron.

Canadian co. buys into biz

Union Energy signs agreement to acquire full-service alarm firm Protectron
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08/01/2005

TORONTO--In late June, UE Waterheater Income Fund, through its Union Energy operating unit, entered into an agreement to purchase full-service security company Gestion Protectron for CDN 135 million ($109 million).
Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Montreal, Protectron--a company that added 40,000 accounts to its base when it acquired Protection One Canada from Westar Energy in 2002--accounts for approximately 176,000 residential, commercial and wholesale subscribers in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

Brink's celebrates another branch grand opening

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2005

IRVING, Texas--Brink's Home Security opened the doors to its new office in south Atlanta in late May. It is the second branch to open for the company in the past eight months.

AlarmForce's revenue exceeds $6M

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SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2005

TORONTO--AlarmForce announced its revenue in the first six months of 2005 exceeded CDN 8 million ($6.55 million).

Protection One continues to unload

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08/01/2005

LAWRENCE, Kan.--Protection One continued to reduce its indebtedness in late June as the company cut down its existing debt by $15 million, while at the same time expanding its operations in both the residential and commercial sectors.

First Alarm solidifies reach with acquisition

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08/01/2005

APTOS, Calif.--Two competing independent alarm businesses are consolidating efforts in a move that will solidify the combined entity's position as one of the largest security companies in the Monterey Bay region of California.

Microtec gets the OK, announces CFO resignation

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SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2005

ST. AUGUSTIN, Quebec--After struggling to reorganize the company for three years amid debt it acquired during the mass marketing age, Microtec Enterprises' shareholders approved a recapitalization plan in June that makes Microtec a wholly owned subsidiary of First National AlarmCap.

Silent Partner broadcasts brand to residential users

Not so quiet
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08/01/2005

MARSHALL, Va.--Silent Partner Security Systems launched an advertising campaign earlier this year that owner Sam Rogers anticipates will assist with the company's goal of tripling the size of its residential division by the end of 2005.

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