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Voxcom makes white knight deal

Company purchases 16,000 accounts from Stealth Alarms, a company that has battled licensing issues
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03/01/2005

EDMONTON, Alberta - Full-service security provider Voxcom Inc. increased its penetration here in January when it acquired 16,000 mostly residential accounts from the Alberta operations of Stealth Alarms.

The in crowd

Westco joins Advantek’s lawsuit against ADT
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03/01/2005

DENVER - Westco International SRL became an additional plaintiff and class representative in a lawsuit against ADT Security Services in January - joining Advantek Pro, which originally filed the case against the security giant in February 2004.

Westco motioned to intervene as an additional plaintiff and class representative in the lawsuit, which contends that from 1997 to 2003 ADT breached its contract with dealers enrolled in its authorized dealer program.

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.

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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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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