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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.

Protect America refunds alarm fees in St. Louis

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12/01/2003

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Protect America Inc., which ran afoul of the St.

Hackett Security expanding service nationwide

Company enhances offerings through dealer network, video monitoring and archiving
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12/01/2003

ST. LOUIS - With a dealer network and a new video monitoring and archiving service in place, Hackett Security, a 26-year-old alarm monitoring company based here, is hoping to offer its services to dealers on a nationwide basis.

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SSN News Poll May 2015

It seems that another cloud-based security product or service comes out every day. Do you believe, as 3xLOGIC’s Matt Kushner said, “[Integrators] who continue to offer conventional access and video are going to be adding to a shrinking market. The new, growing market is cloud-based managed services.”? Is 2015 the year that cloud will finally have its security industry day in the sun?

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