SSN Staff  - 
Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Sonitrol to install hand readers

CAMPBELL, Calif. -IR Recognition Systems, a unit of IR Security & Safety Group’s Electronic Access Control, has struck a deal with Sonitrol to link IR’s HandReader biometric hand geometry device with Sonitrol’s access control panels.

The agreement between the two companies is a “full-fledged partnership” and will give Sonitrol franchisees access to a “field proven” biometric solution, said Todd Leggett, Sonitrol’s vice president of business development and distribution.
CSAA announces award winners

VIENNA, Va. -William Moody of the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation was awarded the Stanley C. Lott award by the Central Station Alarm Association at the group’s annual meeting in Cancun, Mexico in late October.

CSAA officials said Lott received the award for his work through AIREF’s False Alarm Reduction Coalition and for his other contributions to the alarm industry.

The award was given last year to Stan Martin, also of AIREF.
Monitronics named to Inc. 500 list

DALLAS -Monitronics Inc. has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the country. The list ranks companies according to sales growth over the previous five years.

Monitronics has been named to the Inc. 500 list for the past six years, a feat accomplished by only 13 companies ranked over the history of the list, according to Monitronics officials.

With more than 450 employees, Monitronics serves more than 400,000 customers and reported in excess of $100 million in annualized sales for 2001.