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Back to School!

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Monday, October 5, 2009
I just wanted to remind readers of SSN of some of the upcoming opportunities for education in the security industry field.

Stanley bags one of the larger remaining Sonitrol pieces

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Monday, October 5, 2009
Not surprisingly, Stanley is continuing to gobble up the Sonitrol franchises that remain out there. It's part of the strategy and it makes sense. They liked the Sonitrol model enough to pay $275 million for it, so why not buy up the franchises, increase the economy of scale, etc.?

Raising some serious cash in Provo

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Monday, October 5, 2009
The sun isn't even up in Utah yet, but ApxAlarm's Stuart Dean announced this morning that Apx has raised a chunk of change. It closed on a new credit facility, which brings its cash on hand to $440 million.

LaSalle corruption scandal comes to an end

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Friday, October 2, 2009
The story is old enough now that LaSalle Bank isn't even LaSalle Bank anymore, but its former security director, George Konjuch, has finally copped to charges that he defrauded the bank by taking kick-backs in exchange fo

IndigoVision is growing, how 'bout you?

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Friday, October 2, 2009
Apropos of the discussion on Johnson Controls' numbers in security integration, IndigoVision just released their numbers for the year ended July 31 (why it took until Sept.

Link round-up

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Thursday, October 1, 2009
I had a few minutes, so I wanted to point out a few semi-interesting things from around the web that came across my desk today:

Questions on the Johnson Controls story

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Because the comments to the stories can only run 500 words, I've moved a series of comments from John Honovich and I from the comments section of the Johnson Controls story here:

NRTL NKOTB gaining momentum... watch out U.L. and FM

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I couldn't resist the turgid headline. As you may (or may not) recall from my first blog post, I'm fond of TLAs (or four- and five- letter acronyms, too, as the case may be).

Canadian fire manufacturer intros new apartment-building solution in U.S.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Signalink Technologies, a developer of fire alarm systems that can be networked using a building's existing electrical wiring, sent out a press release yesterday introducing its UL-listed Fire-Link product to the U.S. market.

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