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Union leader/pol investigated in NYC

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

NEW YORK--Brian McLaughlin, a veteran Democratic lawmaker from Queens who has been president of the city's largest labor union, the New York Labor Council, for 11 years, is being investigated for bid-rigging and other improprieties including whether contractors installed a security system in his home and provided him with a credit card for personal use, the New York Daily News reported.
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Guardian's new way to guard

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04/01/2006

CRANBERRY, Penn.--Customers of Guardian Protection Services can now rely on their alarm and monitoring company for more than physical security.

Ginsburg: new model is working well

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04/01/2006

LAWRENCE, Kan.--Relocating the Denver office to larger, flashier and more full-service digs in the same city marks the fourteenth such upgrade nationwide for Protection One in the past couple of years.

Cat burglars foiled by new technology

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

PHILADELPHIA--The recently released book, Confessions of a Second Story Man: Junior Kripplebauer and the K&A Gang, by Allen Hornblum, is about the exploits of a group of "high school dropouts who made an art of robbing wealthy surburban homes in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s," reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Among other jobs, the gang stole a priceless collection of paintings from the Woolworth estate in Maine and $2 million in rare coins from the du Pont compound in Miami.

Pro One moves to bigger digs, this time in Denver

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04/01/2006

DENVER, Colo.--In addition to having more space and better access to highways, the new Protection One office here at 7100 N.

ASG continues density-building strategy in Texas

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04/01/2006

HOUSTON, Texas--ASG removed two of its direct competitors and increased its direct sales force in this market when it acquired two Houston-based security companies.
The deals, which closed at the end of February, mark the 25th and 26th ASG acquisitions within the past 23 months.

'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.

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.

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