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SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

Diebold central earns Five-Diamond rating

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Die-bold Inc. is the latest company to earn the Central Station Alarm Association’s Five-Diamond 100 percent Operator Certified Central Station designation.

No change anticipated in CMS operations

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

Parent company Protection One’s sale shouldn’t affect service

LONGWOOD, Fla. - With Westar Energy preparing to sell its stake in security company Protection One to investment firm Quadrangle Group (see story on page 1), there may be some concern among customers about the future of Computerized Monitoring Services, Protection One’s wholesale monitoring division based here.

COPS Monitoring’s backup central nears completion

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02/01/2004

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - After a year of planning and construction, COPS Monitoring is just about ready to open its backup central station here, which is intended to both improve the reliability of the company’s monitoring service and increase its market presence in the western United States.

Employee retention no game at NMC

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01/01/2004

ALISA VIEJO, Calif.—In any business, maintaining a good pool of employees can be challenging, so it should come as no surprise that National Monitoring Center has taken some unique steps to ensure that its employees are happy.

I-support, video monitoring to fuel NMC’s growth in ‘04

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01/01/2004

I-support, video monitoring to fuel NMC’s growth in ‘04ALISA VIEJO, Calif. - Two years into its run, National Monitoring Center continues to find ways to reinvent itself and provide new levels of service to its existing client base and attract new customers at the same time.

Seattle Council goes ahead with alarm fees

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

SEATTLE - In late November, after more than a month of debate, the Seattle City Council adopted new alarm fees and fines as part of the city’s $666 million 2004 budget proposed by Mayor Greg Nickels last year.

The new ordinance creates an annual license fee of $40 for burglar alarms, $80 for fire alarm systems not required by fire code and $320 for fire alarm systems required by code.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

Monitronics makes seventh Inc. list
DALLAS - Monitronics International has been named to Inc.

Three months in, police say Tucson alarm policy working

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01/01/2004

TUCSON, Ariz. - According to police here, the city’s alarm response policy has been a success, with false alarm responses dropping 48 percent in the more than three months since it was enacted.

IASG makes commercial acquisitions

Top execs also pick up more common shares
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01/01/2004

ALBANY, N.Y.

Fort Worth compromises on alarms

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - Last month, City Councilors here approved a plan that restricts police response to private security alarms to homes and business that hold valid city permits.

The plan is a departure from the city’s verified response policy that met with sharp criticism from residents and alarm companies, who turned out in droves for a council meeting where the issue was scheduled to be voted on.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

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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