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'Trendsetter' HSM makes dallas acquisition

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04/01/2006

JUPITER, Fla.--In its first purchase since industry analyst Michael Barnes pointed to HSM as a trendsetter and company to watch, HSM acquired Central Alarm Systems in Dallas, Texas, on March 3.

ADT to monitor judges' homes--at least for a few months

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04/01/2006

BOCA RATON, Fla.--ADT may score a big chunk of federally funded recurring monthly revenue if it is awarded the ongoing monitoring contract for a new program that provides home security services to federal judges.

Guardian Protection moves into new HQ

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04/01/2006

CRANBERRY, Penn.--Guardian Protection Services is wrapping up its move this month into a new 90,000-square-foot facility, just 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and five minutes from all the major arteries that converge here.

Jury finds Alamo innocent

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SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

LODI, Calif.--Jurors said it was the presence of "reasonable doubt" that caused them to acquit Alamo Alarm Company owner Paul Alamo, 47, of murder charges on March 10, the Lodi News reported.

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.

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