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Safeguard: Now public & looking to acquire

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06/01/2006

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Safeguard Technology, a small residential security company that serves celebrities and other "high net-worth individuals with high threat levels" who live around the Hollywood Hills, on April 12 completed a reverse merger and is now officially a public company listed on the OTC-Pink Sheets market.

Vector to expand

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06/01/2006

PITTSBURGH--Along with its announcement of new StaR Point national accounts offices in Boston, Dallas, Newport Beach, Calif., and Chicago, intended to serve its commercial business (see accompanying story, page 15), Vector Security also intends to cultivate its residential dealer base in some of those markets.

Sonitrol buys Buckeye State franchise

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06/01/2006

BERWYN, Penn.--Sonitrol closed April 28 on its 12th franchise purchase, this time in Columbus, Ohio.

F.E. Moran acquires Michigan company

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SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

LONG GROVE, Ill.--Marking its first Michigan acquisition, F.

National Guard reservist returns home to Brink's

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06/01/2006

She's only been home since March 4, so Funmilayo Asana, 25, is still readjusting to civilian life after spending a year in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard.
"I'm so used to getting up at 5 a.

In House Security van stolen, found next day

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SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

AUSTIN, Texas--Fearing that the thieves would use a stolen security company van as a ploy to enter its customers' homes and businesses. In House Security of Temple warned its customers to verify the identity of anyone claiming to be from InHouse Security wanting to enter their homes or businesses, KWTX reported.

Atronic touts customized approach

New facility will showcase technology opportunities for customers
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05/01/2006

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--Atronic Alarms executives Perry Atha and John Erickson are eager to talk about their upcoming move to new headquarters, but what they really want to discuss is how their market approach keeps customers and employees happy and contributes to their low rate of false alarms.

Ackerman tests fleet GPS

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05/01/2006

ATLANTA--A company that offers technologically advanced security systems should have equally sophisticated internal systems, says Bruce Turry, president and chief executive officer of Ackerman Security.
That's why, for the past three years, Turry's technicians have used Nextel devices for tasks such as viewing account history, closing out service tickets and billing customers.

Schwab protects its own

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

NEW YORK--The brokerage firm The Charles R. Schwab Corp.

Smith debuts new dealer program

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05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--The time is right for a dealer program that helps dealers build equity, Tony Smith said when he kicked off his new "no-hold-back, no-guarantee" dealer account-funding program on April 5 at ISC West.
The new program, Security FirstAlarmGroup, has"taken us more than a couple years to put together because [the financing is not] traditional.

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