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GE reconnects end users and dealers with service

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02/01/2005

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. - In the beginning of this year GE Infrastructure, Security has begun offering the GE PremisesConnect service to its network of dealers - a service that had previously been available to GE Security Pro dealers on a trial basis in the fourth quarter of 2004.

Company secures its niche with telecommunication companies

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02/01/2005

NEW YORK - When Grande Communications was interested in adding security to its repertoire of services (see related story on page 1), SecTec Global was the company that came in to guide them in the right direction.

SecTec, which is the marketing arm of security manufacturer Electronics Line 3000 in Israel, is focusing on providing security products and training to cable companies wanting to enter the security market.

Bringing it back on home

Sonitrol repurchases Long Island franchise
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02/01/2005

BERWYN, Penn. - In late December, Sonitrol Corp.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

AlarmForce announces record
TORONTO - AlarmForce Industries is celebrating the end of its 2004 fiscal year with a record number of new subscribers.

In November, the company announced that its new subscriber installations totaled 11,500 for the year ending Oct.

All bustling on the western front

Amherst Alarm moves further into New York state with its acquisition of Dotzler Security
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02/01/2005

AMHERST, N.Y.

Home Technologies sees benefits in new location

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02/01/2005

BELLEVUE, Wash. - A new location for residential systems integrator Home Technologies equals out to more than just fresh space - it consolidates once separated operations and aims at educating potential clients.

Protection One on positive watch by Fitch, after debt restructuring plan announced

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01/01/2005

NEW YORK - Fitch Ratings has placed Protection One’s ‘CC’ senior unsecured and ‘C’ senior subordinate ratings on Ratings Watch Positive, the company’s first upgrade on its notes in more than one year.

The move follows Protection One’s announcement in November that it has reached an agreement with affiliates of the Quadrangle Group, the company’s largest creditors and its majority equity holders, on a debt restructuring plan that would reduce the company’s total debt by approximately $190 million to roughly $356 million.

Lauraan Corp. begins trading, takes walk on acquisition trail

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2005

DALLAS - Home automation and security provider Lauraan Corp. began publicly trading in mid-November and hit the acquisition trail with plans to purchase three Syslync locations across the country.

Microtec’s refinancing plan forges ahead with firm’s help

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01/01/2005

ST-AUGUSTIN, Quebec - Microtec Enterprises ended its year on a high note of sorts, announcing an agreement with Securex Investments to develop a new alarm entity that combines subscribers from both companies.

The plan calls for 100,000 Microtec alarm subscribers to be grouped with 18,000 alarm subscribers with Securex Master Limited Partnership under a new entity, according to Len Suderman, president of Securex.

California co. calls upon ad campaign

Moore Protection looks to add more customers to its residential roster
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01/01/2005

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - When Don Moore, the president of Moore Protection, was looking to start a marketing campaign to increase his company’s high-end residential market share, having a seasoned advertising executive design it was more than he could hope for.

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