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Initial Security increases Southwest density with Smith Legacy purchase

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02/01/2006

SAN ANTONIO--Initial Security, a subsidiary of United Kingdom-based Rentokil Initial, announced in December the purchase of Smith Legacy Security, a medium-sized guard firm in the San Antonio area. SLS owner Julie Smith Nelson will use the undisclosed proceeds to focus on another aspect of the security industry (see accompanying story, this page).

Adesta gets GSA contract award

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SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

OMAHA, Neb.--Adesta, LLC, a systems integrator working in communications and security, announced in mid December the awarding of a contract from the General Services Administration 's Federal Supply Schedule Program.

Greenwood, Saratoga schools beef up security

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SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

GREENWOOD, Texas, and SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.

DHS offers a leg up

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01/01/2006

WASHINGTON--Businesses looking to get contract work with the Department of Homeland Security may want to look into the Mentor-Protege Program administered by the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Large contractors team with qualified small contractors to fulfill federal requirements regarding small-business utilization in federal contract granting.

Protecting American history

American Detection Specialists secures 650,000-year-old artifacts
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01/01/2006

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Jim Morris, owner of American Detection Specialists, has a knack for finding the odd job.

Smart-Tek cancels 33 million shares

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

CORTE MADERA, Calif.--Smart-Tek Solutions, a holding company competing in the security market through Smart-Tek Communications, announced in November it will cancel 33 million shares of common stock currently issued and outstanding.

First by-law change in 30 years allows for new LLCs, increased flexibility

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01/01/2006

KAUA'I, Hawaii--Amid the sunny climes and sandy beaches that typify a convention here, PSA Security Network members convened for a business meeting that president and chief executive officer Bill Bozeman declared, "the most important we have ever held." In a move approved by PSA's Board of Directors in September and voted on by the membership here in late October, PSA is "restructuring the organization," said Bozeman.

Ingersoll-Rand shops in Far East

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

HAMILTON, Bermuda--In keeping with their recent strategy of purchasing systems integrators, Ingersoll-Rand announced Dec. 1 the acquisition of the China-based Shenzen Bocom System Engineering Co.

Sandwich schools take bite from crime

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

SANDWICH, Ill.--The School Board here announced in late November a contract with ADT of Addison to secure their schools.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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