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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.

AlarmForce reports record results, plans to expand

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2004

TORONTO - AlarmForce Industries had recorded its best-ever second quarter results in mid-June and announced plans for expansion beyond the Canadian borders.

The company reported a net income of $572,000, an increase of 41 percent from the previous year.

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.

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.

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