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NCA's Steins shoot high with rock-bottom rates

Stein's business model is to offer $9.95 monitoring with full-service alarm company back up
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03/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--National Certified Alarms' father-and-son team of Jimmy and Shooter Stein say they've hit on a niche in the alarm business that's allowed them to flourish and stay independent.

ASG acquisition of Entrust includes builder program

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03/01/2006

BELTSVILLE, Md.--ASG's latest acquisition, of the Dallas-based residential security company Entrust Connections, brings with it $46,000 in recurring monthly revenue and 1,800 accounts, but ASG's senior officials are most excited about the company's extensive builder program.

NCA expands

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03/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Jimmy Stein is taking his low-cost monitoring and alarm business to other parts of the Southeast with a new corporation called NCA USA.

Castle Rock Security opens doors in late February

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03/01/2006

MONTICELLO, Minn.--Bill Kuhn, a veteran of ADT Security, has branched out on his own to open Castle Rock Security.

Chicago is Security Networks' kind of town

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03/01/2006

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--Security Networks moved into the Midwest for the first time at the end of 2005, with its acquisition of Alarm One's Chicago branch.

Dealers say: Contracts are good; relationships are better

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03/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--Respondents to a survey about alarm-company contracts commissioned by Security Systems News in December expressed a common sentiment: A well-written contract is important, and good contracts share some common components, but even the best contract can't guarantee that a customer won't leave.
"You can not make someone stay your customer with a piece of paper.

Home CCTV films murder of cab driver

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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

QUEENS, N.Y.

Post storm, alarm companies are busier than ever

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03/01/2006

There are shortages of all kinds in New Orleans--workers, housing, rental and storage space, for example--but for the security dealers who still have employees and a place to work out of, there's no lack of work.
John Fisher, supervisor of Federal Protection and Anchor Alarms, lost customers and office space, but his businesses are up and running and very, very busy.

Account acquisition #157 for ADS

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02/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--ADS president Mel Mahler beefed up his Alabama operations with the acquisition of 700 accounts from Ultimate Security of Huntsville in December.

ADS cleans up in Vegas

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SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--Seven security companies of different sizes took home Dealer of the Year Awards from the Honeywell First Alert dealers conference in Las Vegas late last year: A-Com Protection Services of Fortson, Ga.; Engineered Protection Systems of Grand Rapids, Mich.

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