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Affiliated Monitoring opening new $25m center

Affiliated Central rebrands as Affiliated Monitoring
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02/15/2012

MILBURN, N.J.—Affiliated Monitoring is opening a new $25 million, 80,000-square-foot monitoring center here. In trials now, it will be fully operational within a couple of months, according to Mike Zydor, dealer relations manager.

Telguard step ahead of ‘2G sunset’

Company rolls out new 3G cell communicators, holds line on price
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02/14/2012

CHICAGO—The “2G sunset” is coming—it’s just hard to say when. But the 2G fade-out has already begun, eating into the frequency spectrum and posing a threat to the effectiveness of cellular alarm communicators.

CSG acquires Kansas-based SafeLink Security

‘Turnkey’ purchase brings in 1,100 accounts
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02/08/2012

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group has acquired SafeLink Security, based outside Kansas City, Kan., in a turnkey deal that brings CSG about 1,100 accounts in four states.

Four new members named to SIAC board

Diebold’s Stroia heads group bringing 'fresh energy'
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02/03/2012

FRISCO, Texas—Four new members have been named to the board of directors of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), an exchange of industry veterans that brings the group "fresh energy and fresh ideas," according to Executive Director Stan Martin.

Three alarm companies fighting Tucson disclosure plan

Invasion of clients' privacy cited, but AzAA calls proposed rules 'standard stuff'
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02/01/2012

TUCSON, Ariz.— Three local alarm companies are protesting ordinance revisions that would require them to provide their customer lists to city police, calling it an invasion of their clients’ privacy.

SW24 gears up for intrusion market

Security firm names central station manager, expands monitoring capability at headquarters
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01/25/2012

NEW YORK—Preparing to expand its footprint to handle alarm monitoring across the United States, SecureWatch24 has named a manager for its new central station in New Jersey and has added intrusion-monitoring capability at its Manhattan headquarters.

World Wide acquires three

The Long Island-based company adds 1,500 accounts, looks for more in metro New York
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01/25/2012

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.— World Wide Security Group has expanded its footprint in the New York metro area by acquiring three companies and 1,500 accounts, with more acquisitions planned in the first half of 2012.

Hackett Security acquires in Illinois

CEO expects to expand video monitoring customer base
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01/23/2012

ST. LOUIS—Hackett Security CEO Michael Hackett expects to expand his base of video monitoring customers as the result of the acquisition of Brinkmann Security, a 70 percent commercial security company based in Waterloo, Ill.

Tulsa’s Controller Security sells accounts to Guardian

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01/18/2012

TULSA, Okla.—Guardian Security Systems has purchased the accounts of Tulsa’s Controller Security in a deal that will maintain local alarm monitoring for the subscribers.

Three claims dismissed, but Dice v. Bold continues

Dice attorney says 'meat of the argument' remains in trade case
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01/11/2012

BAY CITY, Mich.—A federal judge has dismissed three claims by Dice Corp. in its trade lawsuit against Bold Technologies, but the move is “just housekeeping” and the legal dispute is far from over, according to an attorney for Dice.

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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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