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ADT’s changing tides

Company refocuses while industry watches
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07/01/2004

BOCA RATON, Fla. - In 2001, security industry insiders were not sure where ADT was headed.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

LifeStyle acquires LST of Baltimore
GRAPEVINE, Texas - LifeStyle Innovations has acquired LST Baltimore, its Maryland-based LifeStyle franchise.

The transaction was the first in the company’s newly established business plan.

SecurTek seeks installers

Company is expanding its presence in Canada
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07/01/2004

YORKTON, Saskatchewan - Local monitoring company SecurTek has added three dealers to its authorized dealer network program, bringing the total number to 28 and moving the company into territory where it previously had limited presence.

Now, Absolute Security Systems of Ontario and Applied Communications and J.

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.

Counterforce Adds accounts to its portfolio

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06/01/2004

HOUSTON - Counterforce USA, a security services provider here, has expanded its geographic reach through the acquisition of Acceptance Alarm, a Detroit-based residential alarm company.

Counterforce, a subsidiary of Chubb, acquired the assets of Acceptance Alarm at the end of March - adding approximately 400 accounts to its portfolio, for an undisclosed sum.

Calgary alarm firm takes a stand

Provincial licensing requirements become an issue for Stealth
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06/01/2004

CALGARY, Alberta - Mountains sometime turn into molehills and vice versa. For Stealth Alarms, a provider of security services, the result is yet to be seen.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

The Brink’s Company reports strong first quarter results
RICHMOND, Va. - The Brink’s Company, parent company of Brink’s Home Security, reported its first quarter income was $17.

Damar keeps eye out for youths

Looks for larger presence in residential alarm, home safety sector
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06/01/2004

SARNIA, Ontario - In an effort to increase its presence in the residential security market, Damar Security Systems has begun offering an automated notification service for working parents whose school-age children arrive home to an empty house.

The program, called Latch Key Kids, tracks a specific user’s exit and entry through a monitored security system using a user identification number associated with an individual’s access code.

Small town firm moves into big city territory

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06/01/2004

MADISON, Miss. - Opportunity and growth are hot topics with Jimmy McClellan, owner of Security Services, as he witnesses operations at his business’ second location flourish.

Time for some breathing room

Firm’s growth equals larger office location
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06/01/2004

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. - After spending 20 years in law enforcement, Kenneth Johnston was eager to retire.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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