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Couple sees an opportunity, start own alarm company

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03/01/2004

WINCHESTER, Va. - While working for an electrical contracting company that installed security and fire alarms on the side, husband and wife Barry and Kathleen Horton witnessed the “tremendous growth potential” in security first hand.

Sweetwater marches on with purchase

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02/01/2004

STAFFORD, Texas - Sweetwater Security Capital’s acquisition of approximately 1,500 monitoring accounts from DSS Security, a subsidiary of Eagle Broadband, late last year marked the fifth such deal for the firm in 14 months.

The acquisition of the accounts, which were purchased for an undisclosed amount of cash, puts Sweetwater closer to its objective of building a national security company.

Growing senior market draws ADT

Companion Services offering to serve our aging population
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02/01/2004

BOCA RATON, Fla. - With more than 35 million Americans already over the age of 65 - and much of the baby boomer generation due to hit that benchmark in 2010 - ADT’s personal emergency response business is signing a host of new partnerships and is tweaking its direct to the end-user sales approach.

Protectron heads West with another acquisition

Company targets three major markets in Canada for expansion
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02/01/2004

MONTREAL - National installation firm Protectron made inroads in one of its target urban markets in December when it acquired a 20-year-old alarm company to add to its base of accounts in British Columbia.

With the purchase of Valley Alarms and its 4,000 accounts, Protectron grew its subscriber base in the greater Vancouver market to more than 10,000 accounts, part of a strategic plan to boost the company’s market share in Vancouver and two other metropolitan markets in Canada - Toronto and Ottawa.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

RS&I, SAFE partner for program

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - RS&I, a distribution company that offers affinity programs in vertical markets, has renewed its partnership with SAFE Financial, based in San Ramon, Calif., to launch a new phase of the Alliance program.

Per Mar expands with Feel Safe purchase

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Alarm and security guard provider Per Mar added to its presence in the Des Moines market in December when it picked up the accounts of alarm company Feel Safe Security.

Based here, Feel Safe added less than 500 accounts to Per Mar’s portfolio, but was a solid addition to the company, according to Bill Jackson, president of Per Mar.

Voxcom marks Q3 with higher revenues, EBIDTA

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

EDMONTON, Alberta - Full-service security company Voxcom ended its third quarter with increasing financial metrics in higher recurring revenues and EBIDTA, for the period ending Nov. 30, 2003.

FSS gets new chief, funding

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

DALLAS - Security industry lender Financial Security Services said in late 2003 that it had partnered with a major bank for new lending opportunities for the security industry and appointed a new president and chief executive officer.

Through its new, long-term banking relationship with Bank One, FSS will be able to continue to provide “line of credit and term loan financing to independent alarm dealers,” said Jeffrey Peiper, FSS’s new president and chief executive officer.

Protection One credit rating downgraded

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01/01/2004

TOPEKA, Kan. - Protection One’s credit rating has been downgraded by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, an implication that the up-for-sale alarm company may need to restructure its debt or file for bankruptcy after it finds a buyer.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

AlarmForce secures financing

TORONTO - Residential and commercial alarm company AlarmForce Industries announced in early December it had closed a previously announced bought deal financing led by Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited to issue 1,000,000 common shares on a private placement basis. The price was $2.

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