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Pro One names new board chairman

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2003

Company also announces settlement in KCC proceeding
TOPEKA, Kan. - Protection One has named a new chairman of its board of directors to fill a seat vacated by a board member under grand jury investigation for use of Westar’s corporate aircraft and compensation received from Westar.

LifeStyle acquires FutureSmart systems

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05/01/2003

DALLAS - Home networking integrator LifeStyle Innovations has added structured wiring provider FutureSmart Systems in a move that continues LifeStyle’s efforts to grow and expand its brand name.

According to LifeStyle President Paul Johnson, with the acquisition of FutureSmart, LifeStyle will now have access to all of FutureSmart’s structured wiring line.

Lawsuit against ADT moved to federal court

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2003

Amended complaint brings racketeering charges against former company executives
BOCA RATON, Fla. - A lawsuit filed late last year by a New Jersey dealer claiming that ADT breached the terms of the dealer contract has been moved to federal court and amended to include racketeering charges against Tyco International, ADT’s parent company.

Eagle Broadband’s DSS Security reports major growth

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2003

HOUSTON - The acquisition of DSS Security has turned out to have paid major dividends for Eagle Broadband.

DSS Security has had a 247 percent growth rate in its customer base since its acquisition in January 2002.

Lennar teams with Best Buy in pilot

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

MINNEAPOLIS - National home-builder Lennar, through its subsidiary Lundgren Bros., based here, has embarked on a pilot program with Best Buy to install home networking in several area communities.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

AlarmForce earnings up 50 percent in 2002
TORONTO - AlarmForce, a Canadian installer of two-way voice alarm systems, is reporting a 50 percent gain in revenues for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2002.

Central Security becomes force in the South

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04/01/2003

TULSA, Okla. - An alarm company here backed by a group of equity partners is quietly growing into a force in the southern central region of the United States and is shopping around for a second round of financial support that will sustain operational growth for the next few years.

Protection One, Westar finalize

stock sale
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04/01/2003

TOPEKA, Kan. - In the latest step towards the separation of the two companies, Westar Energy recently agreed to repurchase all of the Westar stock held by Protection One.

Peak Alarm acquires Idaho-based accounts, moves into new facility

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04/01/2003

SALT LAKE CITY - On the heels of a move into a new state-of-the-art facility, Peak Alarm has expanded its reach through the acquisition of accounts in Boise, Idaho.

According to Christopher Root, regional sales manager, Peak, based here, has just completed the acquisition of the Idaho operations of Allied Security, based in Washington State.

Protection One, BellSouth team to wire new community

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04/01/2003

ATLANTA - Imagine a community where with a touch of a button, residents can activate their home security systems, adjust the temperature of the house, and even turn the lights on and off.

While that scenario may seem futuristic to some, it is coming to fruition just outside Atlanta.

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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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