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NBFAA Best Practices explained

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

IRVING, Texas--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association Chartered State Association Symposium on Oct. 22 will feature a discussion of best practices including information about: managing member retention initiatives, an apprenticeship program, and the Youth Scholarship Program.

Telco partnership brings Axis to Latin American homeowners

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10/01/2006

CHELMSFORD, Mass.-In a deal that network video company Axis Communications says foreshadows deals yet to come, they have joined with TELMEX, a large Mexico-based telco, to sell network cameras to homeowners and small businesses in Latin America.

Eight alarm cos get top rating

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

WASHINGTON--Eight alarm companies received top rating for quality from consumer organization Washington Consumers' Checkbook, WTOP Radio reported.
Using data gathered from a customers' service survey and complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau, the group gave kudos to the following DC area companies: Allied Alarm Specialists, Alexandria, Va.

Pirate says Brink's should sell

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10/01/2006

NORWALK, Conn.--At about $57 per share, The Brink's Company stock is trading close to its 52-week high and is up $20 since mid-August 2005, but Pirate Capital, a hedge fund here, says shareholders still aren't getting the booty they deserve.

Sonitrol buy sews up Capital region

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2006

BERWYN, Pa.--Sonitrol's latest franchise purchase solidifies the company's presence in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast and specifically connects the economically intertwined Baltimore-Washington corridor.

Alarm Financial services offers dealers no-account-buy funding

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09/01/2006

SAN FRANCISCO-Alarm dealers who want financing for acquisitions and debt consolidations, but do not want to sell off accounts, can check out a new financing program announced in July by Alarm Financial Services.
Aimed at dealers seeking loans of $150,000 to $1 million, the program includes term loans up to 60 months as well as revolving lines of credit.

Former TSU president indicted

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2006

HOUSTON, Texas--Former Texas Southern University President Priscilla Slade was indicted Aug. 1 on charges of misusing school funds for personal expenses, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Alarm.com sponsors safety week

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09/01/2006

MCLEAN, Va.--Thanks to sponsorship from wireless, web-enabled security provider Alarm.

VOXCOM's growth steady since IPO

Acquired 1,100 Toronto accounts in July, 800 more in August
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09/01/2006

EDMONTON, Alberta--VOXCOM Income Fund, a major player in the Canadian residential security market, completed the purchase of an unnamed Toronto-based alarm company on July 24.
And on August 8, the company added another 800 accounts, purchased from an unnamed Alberta-based alarm company.

Makrowest acquires Knight

Dallas company will retain name
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09/01/2006

DALLAS--Makrowest LLC, a holding company, made its first acquisition this past spring with Dallas-based Knight Security, founded in 1983. Terms of the deal were not released, but the new combined company will adopt the Knight name while retaining the form of a limited liability company.

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SSN News Poll May 2017

Big data, utilizing the abundance of data gathered by various devices, was a consistent theme at TechSec 2017. An entire session tackled the topic, which you can read more about here. Panelists in TechSec’s "Monitoring the next tech" talked about the value of data in the wholesale monitoring world. Where do you see the benefit of data analytics?