Also Noted

Security alarm helps police nab repeat robber

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10/30/2013

NEWTON, Mass.—A Boston man has been found guilty and deemed a habitual offender for breaking and entering into a home here and stealing more than $500,000 worth of jewelry and art, Boston.com reported Oct. 29.

AvantGuard Monitoring launches ‘hero’ recognition program

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10/30/2013

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard Monitoring Center operators who go above and beyond to ensure customers are safe and satisfied will now be honored as part of the company’s new AG Hero program, according to a recent release.

Mobotix applies for patent cancellation in wake of suit

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10/29/2013

NEW YORK—Embroiled in a patent lawsuit with e-Watch, Mobotix Corp. has successfully lobbied for suspension of the suit pending an examination of the validity of the patents involved, Mobotix announced Oct. 29.

AMAG Technology opens office outside Washington, D.C.

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10/29/2013

MCLEAN, Va.—AMAG Technology hosted an open house recently to celebrate the official opening of its new McLean, Va., office, the company has announced.

Aronson Group to host ‘Great Conversation’ event

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10/29/2013

RENTON, Wash.—Integrator Aronson Security Group will host The Great Conversation in Security 2014, an event focusing on leadership, operations and technology, the company announced Oct. 25.

Kwikset deadbolt wins CEDIA award

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10/29/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset’s SmartCode 914 Deadbolt received a Manufacturers’ Excellence Award at the CEDIA Expo 2013, the company announced this week.

Sprinkler system douses potentially ‘dangerous’ kitchen fire

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10/29/2013

PORTLAND, Maine—A residential sprinkler system helped extinguish a kitchen fire here Oct. 25 as the building’s fire alarm system alerted local firefighters.

Texas city delays alarm permit, citing problems with contractor

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10/28/2013

CROWLEY, Texas—Businesses and homeowners in Crowley, Texas, have until Nov. 1 to obtain permits for their monitored alarm systems.

Advocates for deaf call for fire code reform

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10/28/2013

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario—The Canadian Hearing Society wants to ensure hearing-impaired people are as protected from fire as those who can hear.

Energy market expert tapped as Vivint Solar’s new EVP

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10/28/2013

PROVO, Utah—Thomas Plagemann has joined Vivint Solar as executive vice president and head of capital markets, the company recently announced.

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