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NFPA to vote on dispatcher rule

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04/01/2002

QUINCY, Mass.-A proposed change to NFPA 72 that would waive minimum requirements for central stations with less than a certain number of monitored accounts has been opposed by the Alarm Association of Florida.

SAI, King in dispute over $1.75 million

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2002

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.-A $1.

Monitronics sees a second capital funding round in 2002

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04/01/2002

DALLAS-Monitronics International Inc. in March announced that it had recapitalized the company with an additional $90 million from thirteen banks and five different investment entities.

10-digit dialing begins for Broward

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2002

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla.-An overlay plan for area code 954 will mean the beginning of 10-digit dialing here starting April 1.

Criticom aids in WTC cleanup

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04/01/2002

NEW YORK-For the last five months, Criticom International has been putting its GPS monitoring to work at one of the world's biggest disaster sites, the rubble of the former World Trade Center.

Criticom, the new name of wholesale monitoring company King-Monital-IDC (see related story), was tapped shortly after clean-up began of the former site of the twin towers, which were leveled Sept.

Dunbar to compete in contract monitoring market

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04/01/2002

BALTIMORE-Dunbar Alarm Systems, part of the country's third largest armored car company, plans to break into the contract monitoring market in the next few months after its central station here received Underwriter's Laboratories approval last month.

The listing will open Dunbar Alarm Systems and its central station to a host of new types of customers who require UL approval for monitoring for insurance reasons, mostly commercial establishments such as jewelry stores, the financial sector, government installations and multi-location retail chains, said Sean Gibbons, director of corporate communications for The Dunbar Companies.

Sonitrol opens new Ga. location

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03/01/2002

SAVANNAH, Ga.-A new Sonitrol branch that is the second in the state opened here early this year.

Counterforce USA completes acquisitions

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2002

HOUSTON-Counterforce USA announced in January it had completed the acquisitions of Alarm Processing Corp. and A-Link USA, deals that the company initially announced in July.

Community looking for security partner

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03/01/2002

KUTZTOWN, Pa.-A municipality that is launching its own fiber-optic infrastructure here is looking for a security company to act as a vendor partner to provide security monitoring services to up to 5,000 homes.

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The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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