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Digitech acquired by Home Tech.

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09/01/2004

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Digitech Home Systems, a residential integrator that recorded $7.

Microtec’s board members disembark

Due to a lack of insurance coverage, six seats remain unoccupied on the company’s board
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09/01/2004

ST. AUGUSTIN, Quebec - Six members of Microtec Enterprises’ board of directors have resigned after the company’s insurance carrier chose not to renew the policy that covered the directors and officers - leaving the six individuals unprotected in the event of lawsuits filed against the company.

Home Director looks to expand its geographic reach across the country

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Home Director, a home networking provider, has announced an expansion of its relationship with Land Tejas, a developer of gated planned communities in Houston, Texas.

Scott Alarm is back in business

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08/01/2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The founder of a well-known security company has returned to the market and his new company, Scott Alarm, is assuming the name once used by his former business.

Moving out from under the umbrella

Protection One moves corporate staff out of Westar Energy’s Topeka-based headquarters
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08/01/2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Seven months after Westar Energy sold its stake in Protection One to Quadrangle Group, the alarm company is moving out of its former owner’s headquarters.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2004

Brink’s announces quarterly dividend
RICHMOND, Va. - In mid-July, The Brink’s Company, the parent corporation of Brink’s Home Security, declared a regular quarterly dividend of 2.

Lawsuit filed against installer

ADT and First Protection battle over contracts
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08/01/2004

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - ADT Security Services has filed a lawsuit against First Protection, a former member of its authorized dealer program, claiming breach of contract, but the Arizona-based security system provider has turned around and countersued for more than $3 million in damages.

Securex finalizes its purchase of Microtec’s common shares

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08/01/2004

CALGARY, Alberta - Securex Investments, a financial service provider to the security industry, has completed its purchase of shares of Microtec Enterprises - a move that began with an offer to buy 19.9 percent of subordinated voting shares of the struggling alarm provider in April.

Acquisition transition

Sentinel adjusting to Certified buyout
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08/01/2004

CHICAGO - Things have changed for Sentinel Security.

The medium-sized, once independently run alarm company, has been acquired by Certified Security.

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.

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