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Taking security mobile with GPS

Company to delve into $8 billion in-vehicle market
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09/01/2003

BOCA RATON, Fla. - To capture more of an increasingly mobile customer base, ADT has unveiled a new consumer offering that will monitor the location of a vehicle via GPS and provide in-vehicle access to emergency and concierge-type services.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Brink’s shows strong profits for Q2

RICHMOND, Va. - Revenues at Brink’s Home Security rose nine percent to $76.

Microtec earnings, revenues decline

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

SAINT-AUGUSTIN, Quebec - Microtec Enterprises Inc. reported lower revenues from monitoring and services but also reduced expenditures, company officials announced in mid-August.

Alarm firm sued for scamming

ABC Alarm used unethical sales practices, officials said
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09/01/2003

HARTFORD, Conn. - State officials here are suing the two principals of a Milford alarm company on charges that the company bilked its residential alarm customers by installing defective equipment and then billing the customers for services that were never performed.

Utility holding steady with Pro One sale

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09/01/2003

TOPEKA, Kan. - Despite a new plan that frees the company from specific debt-reduction timelines and targets, Westar said it will proceed with the sale of Protection One, calling it the best option for reducing Westar’s $3 billion debt load.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Westar completes sale of Pro One Europe

TOPEKA, Kan. - Officials from Westar Energy said in late June that its subsidiary, Westar Industries, had closed the sale of Protection One Europe to two investment funds managed by ABN Amro Capitol France.

Brink’s adds new e-learning tools

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08/01/2003

IRVING, Texas - Brink’s Home Security has incorporated an e-learning program that will enable all of its employees, including central station operators who work the graveyard shift, to take part in the new continuing education courses.

The program was launched to the company’s 2,500 employees a few months ago after a year of work to get a web-based portal and courses online.

Alarm company signs largest partnership to date

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08/01/2003

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - In a deal expected to have a significant impact on company revenues, residential installation company Armed Alert Security has struck an alliance with an IP network services company to become the security piece of that company’s bundled digital services offering.
Through the new partnership with CeriStar, Armed Alert will install, monitor and service residential and small business accounts that are located in residential and commercial communities serviced by CeriStar.

GE Security Pro program gains some muscle

High growth rate projected as GE contributes a renewed focus and deep pockets
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08/01/2003

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. - One of the largest dealer programs by a security product manufacturer, GE Security Pro, plans to get even larger, with expectations of growing to more than 300 installers of residential and small commercial systems within a matter of months and 500 members by the end of 2004.

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SSN News Poll June 2014

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