Alarm company signs biggest partnership to date

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Thursday, July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - In a deal expected to have a significant impact on company revenues, residential installation company Armed Alert Security has struck an alliance with an IP network services company to become the security piece of that company’s bundled digital services offering.

Through the new partnership with CeriStar, Armed Alert will install, monitor and service residential and small business accounts that are located in residential and commercial communities serviced by CeriStar. The IP network company typically has between 2,500 and 3,000 homes in the communities that it services, according to Brian Sorensen, general manager of Armed Alert Security.

"This will be our largest partnership and our most important partnership," Sorensen said. The open-ended agreement with CeriStar will include special negotiated pricing as well as special branding for Armed Alert's home offering, which will be known as Armed Alert Security powered by CeriStar.

CeriStar designs, engineers and manages CeriNet, an IP "utility" network, that integrates telecom, Internet, video and other applications into a single fiber line into the home, as well as a single bill for the services.