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Midwest city investigating licensure

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa-City officials here are considering instituting a licensure requirement for alarm companies that's included in a fire code before the City Council.

The consideration comes amid a growing number of false alarms, about 60 every month, or 43 percent of all fire calls, according to city fire officials.

Financing activity predicted to rise as year progresses

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03/01/2002

Financing activity predicted to rise as year progresses

How do capital providers view 2002?

With optimism and an eye toward new business and increased acquisitions activity, according to interviews with Security Systems News.

While the pendulum has swung in a conservative direction over the past year, Henry Edmonds, chief executive officer of SLP Capital in St.

Networker to buy BeAtHome.com

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

FARGO, N.D.

Videolarm adds replacement parts store

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

DECATUR, Ga.-Videolarm has added a virtual replacement parts store to its website.

Tyco denies Honeywell purchase rumors

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

PEMBROKE, Bermuda-Tyco International recently denied rumors it was interested in buying Honeywell International, which owns several security product manufacturers.

"It is absolutely untrue.

ADT to install panel in pilot

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02/01/2002

BOCA RATON, Fla.-ADT Security Services has been tapped to provide the security equipment and installation services for a four-month pilot program that will integrate General Motor's OnStar in-vehicle program with automated features in the home.

Optex purchases Security Enclosures Ltd.

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02/01/2002

LOS ANGELES-Optex Europe has bought outdoor detection sensor company Security Enclosures Ltd., a deal that further propels Optex's plans to integrate its sensors in the CCTV market.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

Albuquerque, N.M.

Viisage taps LAU Security

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

LITTLETON, Mass.-Face-recognition company Viisage Technology announced in mid-January it bought LAU Security Systems, including patents, technology and contracts.

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