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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.

Ginsburg: new model is working well

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04/01/2006

LAWRENCE, Kan.--Relocating the Denver office to larger, flashier and more full-service digs in the same city marks the fourteenth such upgrade nationwide for Protection One in the past couple of years.

Cat burglars foiled by new technology

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SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

PHILADELPHIA--The recently released book, Confessions of a Second Story Man: Junior Kripplebauer and the K&A Gang, by Allen Hornblum, is about the exploits of a group of "high school dropouts who made an art of robbing wealthy surburban homes in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s," reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Among other jobs, the gang stole a priceless collection of paintings from the Woolworth estate in Maine and $2 million in rare coins from the du Pont compound in Miami.

Pro One moves to bigger digs, this time in Denver

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04/01/2006

DENVER, Colo.--In addition to having more space and better access to highways, the new Protection One office here at 7100 N.

ASG continues density-building strategy in Texas

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04/01/2006

HOUSTON, Texas--ASG removed two of its direct competitors and increased its direct sales force in this market when it acquired two Houston-based security companies.
The deals, which closed at the end of February, mark the 25th and 26th ASG acquisitions within the past 23 months.

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