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Changing of the guard

ADS Security propels process of branding its 13 locations in motion
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04/01/2005

NASHVILLE - At the beginning of the year, ADS Security launched an effort to rename its 13 branch locations in the Southeast under the ADS Security banner in an effort to increase brand awareness.

Until this point, ADS acquired companies and continued to keep the original names to ease the transition of ownership.

Forging a paperless trail

Sonitrol uses platform for technician mobilization
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04/01/2005

BERWYN, Pa. - Finding a new way to bypass the paper trail, electronic security provider Sonitrol implemented a mobile platform to mobilize its installation and field service teams in the beginning of March.

AAA Alarms seals its largest acquisition

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04/01/2005

CALGARY, Alberta - AAA Alarms expanded its reach in Calgary in early March with the purchase of Reliable Alarms, a residential and commercial security provider based here.

AAA Alarms added approximately 5,300 mainly residential accounts through the deal and it is the largest acquisition the company made since it launched in 1962.

Alarmforce restates financials

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2005

TORONTO - In late February, Alarmforce Industries announced it restated its financial statements for the first three quarters of the year ended Oct. 31, 2004, and the corresponding three quarters and annual figures for the year ended Oct.

Switch of a name and a location

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04/01/2005

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The newly branded Savannah, Ga.

Another dealer partner, another day

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2005

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Residential systems integrator Home Technologies added another company to its dealer base in the beginning of February by entering into a joint agreement with PremiStar, a residential systems dealer in Bend, Ore.

Atlantic side of the industry

Residential integrator looks to grow security and keep it up on the home theater end
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03/01/2005

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Atlantic Smart Technologies, a full-service firm, experienced a surge in business over 2003 and looks to further increase its reach in the security and home theater markets here.

Brink's to buy certain Group 4 Securicor assets

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03/01/2005

RICHMOND, Va. - The Brink’s Company, the parent company of Brink’s Home Security, signed an agreement to purchase security service operations from Group 4 Securicor in the beginning of February for Euro 29.

No good comes from violating no call law

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03/01/2005

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The state’s Attorney General filed a civil lawsuit against the owner of a Pennsylvania security company for violating the state’s “no call” registry and falsely claiming an affiliation with General Electric and local police departments.

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Poll

SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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