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Home Director looks to expand its geographic reach across the country

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Home Director, a home networking provider, has announced an expansion of its relationship with Land Tejas, a developer of gated planned communities in Houston, Texas.

Scott Alarm is back in business

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08/01/2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The founder of a well-known security company has returned to the market and his new company, Scott Alarm, is assuming the name once used by his former business.

Moving out from under the umbrella

Protection One moves corporate staff out of Westar Energy’s Topeka-based headquarters
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08/01/2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Seven months after Westar Energy sold its stake in Protection One to Quadrangle Group, the alarm company is moving out of its former owner’s headquarters.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

Brink’s announces quarterly dividend
RICHMOND, Va. - In mid-July, The Brink’s Company, the parent corporation of Brink’s Home Security, declared a regular quarterly dividend of 2.

Lawsuit filed against installer

ADT and First Protection battle over contracts
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08/01/2004

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - ADT Security Services has filed a lawsuit against First Protection, a former member of its authorized dealer program, claiming breach of contract, but the Arizona-based security system provider has turned around and countersued for more than $3 million in damages.

Securex finalizes its purchase of Microtec’s common shares

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08/01/2004

CALGARY, Alberta - Securex Investments, a financial service provider to the security industry, has completed its purchase of shares of Microtec Enterprises - a move that began with an offer to buy 19.9 percent of subordinated voting shares of the struggling alarm provider in April.

Acquisition transition

Sentinel adjusting to Certified buyout
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08/01/2004

CHICAGO - Things have changed for Sentinel Security.

The medium-sized, once independently run alarm company, has been acquired by Certified Security.

Vector speeds into big-time marketing with sponsorship

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07/01/2004

PITTSBURGH - Vector Security has sped up its marketing efforts with a newly minted NASCAR sponsorship deal to increase awareness of the alarm company and its authorized dealer network.

Vector is one of a several security companies to jump into the sports marketing arena over the past year.

Microtec faces TSX suspension

Quebec-based company may look to trade shares on other markets
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07/01/2004

ST-AUGUSTIN, Quebec - Microtec Enterprises is facing yet another financial hurdle.

The TSX Exchange, Canada’s senior market, has issued a notice to the Toronto-based security service provider that its shares will be suspended from trading on June 25.

Protection One extends again

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

TOPKEA, Kan. - Another agreement that extended the due dates of Protection One’s outstanding debts has come and gone, and only time will tell what the company’s next move will be.

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SSN News Poll June 2014

ADT is going after the small business market, launching targeted offerings for specific verticals: retail, food and beverage, clinical, professional offices and mechanical. The company says there's lot of untapped opportunity because only 50 percent of small businesses have monitored security. What are your thoughts on that market?

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