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Commercial firm buys into N.Y. homebuilding market

Inter County’s acquisition included builder relationships
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12/01/2003

VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

Former Brink’s armored employee awarded $8.2 M

MIAMI - A former Brink’s armored car employee won an $8.

AlarmWatch embarks on new program

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11/01/2003

HUNT VALLEY, Md. - In an effort to attract dealers disenchanted with the traditional account funding program, a regional central station here is rolling out a dealer program that offers account funding at the outset as well as ownership at the close of the contract.

Top builder picks GE Interlogix for security

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11/01/2003

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. - GE Interlogix landed one of the biggest catches in the homebuilding market last month, announcing that it secured a contract to become the exclusive provider of security equipment for Toll Brothers Inc.

Low-cost monitoring to fuel expansion

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11/01/2003

ATLANTA - A new installation and take-over monitoring company has formed here that has ambitious plans to take its competitively priced, low-cost monitoring to consumers nationwide.

Ameriguard, which is made up of management from some large installation companies in the industry, is targeting the switch-over market with a $12.

Franchise biz grows in security

Shield Security Systems name to soon be in 11 states
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11/01/2003

BUFFALO, N.Y.

LifeStyle buys software co.

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

CHARLOTTE, Texas - Home integration franchise company LifeStyle Innovations in October was set to acquire Home Automated Living, a manufacturer of home control software and hardware.

Laurel, Md.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

OnQ and Monster Cable expand alliance

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Home networking and structured wiring supplier OnQ announced it is furthering its relationship with Monster Cable in an alliance that will mean expanded marketing opportunities for the two companies.

Signature Media adds two to mix

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

BOSTON - Home integration firm Signature Media Group has acquired two more companies as its continues on its path to becoming the leading nationwide residential systems integration firms under the SMG brand.

With the acquisition of Engineered Environments, in Oakland, Calif.

Dealer program creeping out of its shell

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10/01/2003

Despite the sluggish economy, credit-shy investment banks and the general bad rap that they have accumulated over the past year, dealer programs are making a comeback in the security industry, attractive to both large and small dealers looking to take advantage of opportunities to grow their business.

While two smaller dealer programs have launched to independent dealers, one from Microtec Security in Canada, and another from Eagle Broadband Security in Texas (see related stories), and two more larger scale ones reportedly on the horizon, it appears that the market is recovering from the past year of high-profile troubles in some of the industry’s largest programs.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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