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Ackerman tests fleet GPS

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05/01/2006

ATLANTA--A company that offers technologically advanced security systems should have equally sophisticated internal systems, says Bruce Turry, president and chief executive officer of Ackerman Security.
That's why, for the past three years, Turry's technicians have used Nextel devices for tasks such as viewing account history, closing out service tickets and billing customers.

Schwab protects its own

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

NEW YORK--The brokerage firm The Charles R. Schwab Corp.

Smith debuts new dealer program

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05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--The time is right for a dealer program that helps dealers build equity, Tony Smith said when he kicked off his new "no-hold-back, no-guarantee" dealer account-funding program on April 5 at ISC West.
The new program, Security FirstAlarmGroup, has"taken us more than a couple years to put together because [the financing is not] traditional.

Guardian's second purchase is Moore

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05/01/2006

INDIANAPOLIS--Drawn by its "robust builder program," Guardian Protection Services completed its second-ever acquisition when it bought Moore Security Systems, located here. However, the deal, which officially closed on Jan.

Barnes on dealer programs

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05/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--Dealer programs in the residential alarm industry are enjoying something of a resurgence in the security market. Why did they fall out of vogue and why are they now enjoying a comeback?
Michael Barnes, a partner in Barnes Associates, an investment banking and consulting firm that specializes in the security alarm industry, shared some thoughts on the topic with Security Systems News.

Select Security acquires Pagerly

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

LANCASTER, Penn.--Select Security in February acquired Reading, Penn.

Mahler marches south

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05/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--As he said he would, Mel Mahler extended his company's reach into Florida for the first time, in March, with the addition of a new partner, HHG in Ft.

Cyrex, Bosch, UltraVision win at ISC West

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--Winners of product achievement awards at the April 6 Security Industry Association's New Product Showcase program at ISC West included: Cyrex's MC750 for residential systems; UltraVision Security Systems' CMD1 for intrusion detection/prevention; and Bosch's Easy Series for false alarm reduction.
Ninety-four new products and services were entered into the program this year.

Union leader/pol investigated in NYC

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SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

NEW YORK--Brian McLaughlin, a veteran Democratic lawmaker from Queens who has been president of the city's largest labor union, the New York Labor Council, for 11 years, is being investigated for bid-rigging and other improprieties including whether contractors installed a security system in his home and provided him with a credit card for personal use, the New York Daily News reported.
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Guardian's new way to guard

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04/01/2006

CRANBERRY, Penn.--Customers of Guardian Protection Services can now rely on their alarm and monitoring company for more than physical security.

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