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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.

Private equity firm acquires LogicMark

Former Honeywell execs Ben Cornett and Kevin O’Connor will head PERS company
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01/09/2012

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—Private equity firm Generation3 Capital has entered the PERS arena by acquiring LogicMark, a designer and manufacturer of medical alarm systems, with former Honeywell Security Group executives Ben Cornett and Kevin O’Connor named to lead the company.

American Alarm takes on the Brink’s robbery

The Travel Channel taps the Bay State company for the lowdown on bank security, then and now
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01/06/2012

ARLINGTON, Mass.—The men behind the Great Brink’s Robbery of 1950 used months of training and calculation to pull off what the media of the day called “the crime of the century.” But could a heist like Brink’s be pulled off today, given the security technologies now commonplace at U.S. banks?

San Jose's non-response policy catches alarm industry off guard

Holiday 'surprise' has companies and owners assessing potential costs
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01/04/2012

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The police department’s new non-response policy for unverified alarms, announced the week before Christmas and put into effect Jan. 1, ignores data on enhanced call verification and rolls out a “welcome mat” for burglars, alarm industry officials say.

World Wide Security plans six acquisitions, dealer program

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01/04/2012

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—World Wide Security Group, an integrated services company based here, is using a $3 million extension of its revolving line of credit to fund six acquisitions and a new dealer program for its central station, the company announced in late December.

Toledo considering CCTV to deter crime

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12/28/2011

TOLEDO, Ohio—Toledo could soon join the list of U.S. cities employing CCTV cameras on the streets, supplementing traditional patrols with data-driven policing.

New SIAC training program takes on user error

Initiative aims to cut false dispatches by helping customers understand their systems
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12/21/2011

FRISCO, Texas—False dispatches mean user error.
In the majority of cases that’s the reality, according to the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, which has found that customer errors account for up to 77 percent of false police dispatches. And while initiatives such as ECV, model ordinances and CP-01 equipment standards have cut into that number over the years, the problem continues to dog the industry.

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