SSN Staff  - 
Saturday, January 1, 2005

Nortronics retrofits apartment building in NYC

FAIRVIEW, N.J. - Integrator Nortronics Corp. has completed a security system retrofit at The Bay Club, a residential condominium apartment in the New York City borough of Queens.

The Bay Club, which comprises two buildings that house approximately 1,037 families, had operated an alarm system that was originally installed more than 20 years ago.

The previous system included keypads in individual apartment units used to activate an alarm.

Each building operates a separate alarm system, and the former oversized panel at the concierge’s desk used to monitor the alarms within the building has been replaced with a computer screen.

The project took less than a month to complete.
Alarm firm gains funds

FORT WORTH, Texas - State Hawk Security has completed a new senior loan facility with the Structured Finance Group of CapitalSource.

According to Robert McMurrey, chairman and chief executive officer of Progressive Concepts Communications, State Hawk’s parent company, the additional funds will help the alarm company continue to grow.

The financing comes about a month after Teletouch Communications signed a letter of intent to buy the assets of State Hawk. PCCI is a division of Teletouch.
CANASA offers training via a local college

BRAMPTON, Ontario - The Canadian Security Association has reached an agreement with Sheridian College to offer the Level 1 and Level 2 Alarm Technician Courses beginning this month.

The courses will be offered as part of the colleges’[ School of Continuing Studies program for alarm professionals and taught during the evening.

Up to now, education courses were offered by CANASA directly.

The Level 1 course covers input devices, detection systems installation tips, control devices, and panel functionality. The Level 2 course includes topics such as multiplex systems, advanced panel features, partition and split arming, radio basics, wireless systems, and system troubleshooting.