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Batter up! Protecting Little League World Series

Female phenom draws crowds—and need for added security—at this year’s event
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08/20/2014

WILLIAMSPORT, Penn.—A 13-year-old female pitching phenom has drawn unexpected crowds to the Little League World Series this month, testing physical security for the annual event in this small town.

Protection 1 goes live with ASAP program

Pam Petrow, CSAA VP, says local advocacy will be key to getting more PSAPs—and central stations—on board
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08/20/2014

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1, a security company whose monitoring arm is CMS, is the latest central to go live with the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program, according to an announcement from the CSAA.

ADS Security acquires Tennessee fold-in

It’s the fourth buy for ADS this year and more are planned
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08/20/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security last week acquired nearly 600 accounts from Stewart Security Systems in Shelbyville, Tenn.

It’s the fourth buy for ADS this year and more acquisitions are planned, according to Patrick Ritter, VP/controller at ADS.

Solar is hot commodity—but can pose fire risks

Security companies branching out into the solar business should be aware of photovoltaic fire hazards
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08/18/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—As security companies get involved in solar panel installation, they should be aware of potential fire hazards posed by solar panels.

New Systems Depot president Scott Hay says distributor is ‘on the rise’

New National Technical Sales Center will be integral to efforts
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08/15/2014

HICKORY, N.C.—The Systems Depot in August named Scott Hay president of the distribution company.

Firstline outgrows headquarters

Integrator moves to larger HQ, and larger facility in San Diego, sets sights on being $25m company
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08/14/2014

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Systems integration firm Firstline has more than doubled in size since 2009, and company founder Steve Morefield anticipates that growth to continue.

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SSN News Poll October 2014

More and more connected products in homes and businesses increasingly provide central stations with new revenue and service opportunities to monitor those devices. But some say that to do that, centrals need to change and become more like data centers. Do you agree? Tell us what you think the central station of the future will look like.

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