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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.

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.

Protection One Extends its debt agreement

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2004

TOPEKA, Kan. - Protection One, a commercial and residential security provider, has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Quadrangle Group to extend two standstill agreements in regard to the company’s debt status.

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.

Securex grabs Hold of significant number of Microtec Shares

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05/01/2004

ST-AUGUSTIN, Quebec - The deadline has come and gone for Securex’s offer to purchase up to 971,050 shares of Microtec Enterprises, a provider of residential and commercial security services.

The offer, which was originally open for acceptance until March 26, had been extended until April 16, according to Kevin Hooke, vice president of corporate finance at Wellington West Capital and a spokesman for Securex.

Lifestyle takes alternate approach

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05/01/2004

DALLAS - Lifestyle Innovations filed its quarterly report in March - a narrative that revisits missteps the company has experienced over the past year.

In the last 12 months, the company has played a part in a number of failed transactions.

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