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Rentokil gains U.S. presence, buys NTC Ele.

It plans to marry guard service with electronic security, an approach taken in Europe
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09/01/2003

ALSIP, Ill. - Early last year company executives at Rentokil Initial, a European company that provides a myriad of services ranging from pest control and facility management to tropical plant rentals and security, set their sights on buying an electronic security company in the United States.

UTC reigns in Chubb, to relocate HQ

Chubb prepares for future security firm acquisitions
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09/01/2003

HARTFORD, Conn. - United Technologies Corp.

Bye-bye Pinkerton and Burns, hello Securitas

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08/01/2003

CHICAGO–Security guards who once wore the Burns and Pinkerton security patch and logo on their uniform began sporting the Securitas Security Services name July 1, the culmination of two years of work to adopt their Swedish parent company’s name.

The change for the new name for both Burns International and Pinkerton ends an era for the well-known names, each having been in business for more than 100 years.

American Alarm expands into central Massachusetts market

Acquisition gives the company an office in Worcester
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08/01/2003

WORCESTER, Mass. - American Alarm & Communications made its first large-scale acquisition in more than five years in mid-July, buying Alphatronics Security in a deal that provides American Alarm with a strategic office in the central Massachusetts market.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Genesis Security garners contract

GERMANTOWN, Md. - The American Psychological Association and their property management firm The Trammell Crow Co.

Arizona orgs form ESA group

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08/01/2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - Two years after beginning to work on a formal program to train alarm technicians in the state of Arizona, the state’s alarm and fire organizations are now on the brink of having one in place with hopes that it will make it easier to recruit people into the security industry.

West Palm Beach office full in features, mirrors other locations

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08/01/2003

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - To provide in-house training to its customers and quicker response on service calls, systems integrator Security One Systems relocated to a new office here that is double in size and features a training lab.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2003

ADT scoops up $4.75 million port deal

OAKLAND, Calif.

PSA, NSCA combine events

Effort brings integrated system expertise to the market
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07/01/2003

DENVER - For years security cooperative PSA Security Network has conducted its annual conference and trade show separately from others, but that will change in 2004 when the organization combines its conference with the National Systems Contractors Association’s annual event.

The two groups recently inked deals to bring their events together next year in Las Vegas, March 19 to 21.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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