IRVING, Texas--Residential security giant Protection One expects a new product designed for its customers who live in apartment buildings to provide a workaround for a persnickety barrier in this niche market--the reliance of traditional alarm systems on traditional phone service, which apartment residents are using less and less.
In June, Protection One announced an exclusive agreement between its wholly owned subsidiary, Network Multifamily Security Corporation, and GE Security, where GE will provide its wireless security network and property management software to Network.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--Security systems took top billing as the most popular amenity found in million-dollar homes, according to a survey conducted by Coldwell Banker Previews International, the luxury arm of the real estate brokerage firm, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
BRADENTON, Fla.--An exclusive arrangement like the one announced in June between GE Security and Protection One is a bit unusual for GE, said Jim Paulson, general manager of the intrusion group for GE Security.
CHICAGO--Of the $12 million appropriated by Congress last year to provide home security systems for federal judges, 10 percent of the funds came to Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The funds were appropriated after U.