Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, September 1, 2003

Brink’s shows strong profits for Q2

RICHMOND, Va. - Revenues at Brink’s Home Security rose nine percent to $76.5 million in the second quarter of 2003 thanks to a 10 percent growth in the company’s subscriber base over the same period in 2002, company officials said in late July.

As of June 30, the home security company had more than 795,000 subscribers, including 28,000 that were added during the second quarter. The company’s annualized disconnect rate also improved to 7.2 percent, down from 7.5 percent a year earlier.

Operating profits for the company, a unit of The Brink’s Co., were also 13 percent higher, at $17.7 million, for the second quarter.
Electronics group adopts new standard

ARLINGTON, Va. - A new standard that is expected to make networking devices and consumer electronics devices more compatible has been adopted by the Consumer Electronics Association.

Called CEA-2008 The Digital Entertainment Network Initiative (DENi), the standard is built on existing technologies and uses Internet Protocols over Ethernet with Universal Plug and Play (UpnP) as the middleware.
Custom Alarm honored for website design

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A GE Security Pro dealer here was honored for its website with a GE Security Pro Marketing Award at the group’s annual conference in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Custom Alarm/Custom Communications Inc., received the “Best Website” award for www.custom-alarm.com, which features information about the company’s service and product offerings.

The GE Interlogix Security Pro Marketing Awards are given out to dealers who have demonstrated excellence in presenting the features and benefits of security in their communities.