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Merger weds integrator to alarm, monitoring cos.

InterTECH merges with Lifelink and Premier to become InterTECH Security Group
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01/01/2006

WARRENDALE, Pa.--A merger late last year brought together integrator InterTECH Security, run by security industry veteran Chris Wetzel, and two smaller players in the Pittsburgh area's residential and commercial market, owned by a company interested in expanding its investment in the security industry.

Sonitrol strengthens corporate team

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12/01/2005

BERWYN, Penn.-- As Sonitrol brought yet another franchise under corporate oversight last month, it was also strengthening its management team by realigning and adding personnel to its corporate headquarters here.

Safeguard to be publicly traded

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12/01/2005

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.--Safeguard Technology International, a small residential security company that caters to the ultra-high-end Sunset Boulevard set, recently received $1 million in equity financing from Rocky Point, N.

Sonitrol buys franchise, this time in backyard

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12/01/2005

BERWYN, Penn.--Noting that senior staffers in the office here are "all Philadelphia guys" with connections and insights into the Southeastern Pennsylvania market, Sonitrol senior vice president Todd Leggett announced the acquisition of a franchise that hits close to home.

Brink's truck makes special delivery

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

IRVING, Texas--A Brink's armored truck delivered a $10,000 check to Edward and Laurie Stolarz's Boston, Mass.-area home, in November, to recognize them as Brink's Home Security's one-millionth customer.

Conn. town woos SafeHome with tax break

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12/01/2005

CROMWELL,Conn.--To convince SafeHome Security that the best new home for it is right here, the Cromwell Selectboard unanimously approved a tax incentive to sweeten the deal.

CCTV gets clean shot of hockey player

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

WINDSOR, Ontario--A home CCTV camera helped exonerate former NHL Redwings player Bob Probert of charges that he assaulted a police officer. According to a Windsor Star news report, police responded to a "frantic" July 1 emergency call from Probert's wife, who said Probert had been drinking and punched a hole in a wall.

Honeywell goes to extreme for Nicks

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--As part of ABC television's "Extreme Makeover, Home Edition," Honeywell Security provided a networked home security system to the Nick family of Alma, Ark.

Brinks opens shop in Frederick, Md.

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SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2005

IRVING, Texas--Brink's Home Security opened a new office in September in Frederick, Md., to tap the recent surge in the housing market of Montgomery and Frederick Counties.

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