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SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Westar completes sale of Pro One Europe

TOPEKA, Kan. - Officials from Westar Energy said in late June that its subsidiary, Westar Industries, had closed the sale of Protection One Europe to two investment funds managed by ABN Amro Capitol France.

Brink’s adds new e-learning tools

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08/01/2003

IRVING, Texas - Brink’s Home Security has incorporated an e-learning program that will enable all of its employees, including central station operators who work the graveyard shift, to take part in the new continuing education courses.

The program was launched to the company’s 2,500 employees a few months ago after a year of work to get a web-based portal and courses online.

Group woos members with ‘networking’

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07/01/2003

FORT MYERS, Fla. - An association of mid-size alarm companies that grew out of a network of Westinghouse Security Systems dealers nearly three decades ago has evolved into a small but vital invitation-only group that was, at press time, gearing up for its annual meeting in late June.

Private equity group scoops up Protection One Europe

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07/01/2003

TOPEKA, Kan. - Only a few months after Westar Energy announced plans to put Protection One on the block, its subsidiary, Westar Industries, has found a buyer for its stake in Protection One Europe.

Leasecomm strikes settlement deal

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07/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Once a major lender to independent alarm dealers, Leasecomm agreed in late May to drop $24 million worth of current and pending lawsuits against consumers that contracted with Leasecomm for “get rich quick” business opportunities under the terms of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

Federal trade regulators pursued charges against the company in part because of language contained in contracts with consumers who purchased business opportunities from Leasecomm, such as medical billing software or multi-level marketing programs.

Knight launches builder program

New headquarters provides room for program addition
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07/01/2003

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A new headquarters with ample room has afforded Knight Security Systems the space to create a program to provide home-builders with structured wiring and other services, such as security and central vacuum systems.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

Matrix Security named Security Pro dealer

WILMINGTON, Del. - A 20-year-old security dealer here has been named to the GE Security Pro dealer program.

Dealer plan targets rental market

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07/01/2003

NEEDHAM, Mass. - A provider of home security products designed for renters has launched a dealer program to enable installers to tap into this underserved market.

Bay Alarm settles into new consolidated headquarters

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06/01/2003

PACHECO, Calif. - One of California’s largest independent alarm companies has moved into a new 31,000- square-foot facility, relocating its corporate headquarters and central station to a more convenient location seven miles to the east.

Alliant launches dealer program; makes acquisition

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06/01/2003

GLENDALE, Calif. - With the acquisition of an alarm company here, Alliant Protection Services not only gained one of the largest independents in the area with 15,000 accounts, but a person to lead its new authorized dealer program.

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