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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.

Electrical firm turns on the lights, creates a new security division

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09/01/2003

BOSTON - City Lights Electrical has been installing integrated security systems for 14 years, but now the company has established a separate security division to focus on this side of the business.

The new business unit, called Intelligent Systems, or iSYS for short, was spun-off earlier this year.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Siemens appoints security president

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. - Siemens Building Technologies has appointed a new president for its security systems division, replacing Mark Landis, who retired on July 31, according to company officials.

Johnson Controls secures dual airport security contract

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09/01/2003

SEATTLE - Johnson Controls is in the midst of upgrading the security system at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a $13.5 million project that taps into both the company’s product and installation expertise.

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.

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