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Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

CompTIA, IHA launch certification program

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -A new home technology certification has been introduced that is designed to credential technicians who install and maintain networked home security, entertainment and environmental systems.

Security firm a 'no call' offender

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12/01/2002

CHESHIRE, Conn. - A two-location home security firm based here paid the state $25,000 to settle charges that the security firm violated Connecticut's new No Call list.

Elan expands into U.K. market

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12/01/2002

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Poised to capture a market in which custom audio-visual and automation systems for the home have only recently become popular, Elan Home Systems has introduced its full line to the United Kingdom.

Protection One restates earnings for two quarters

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12/01/2002

TOPEKA, Kan. - An error in applying a new accounting standard to Protection One's financial results has caused the company to restate its first and second quarter earnings results, but officials said the restatement will have no impact on the company's ability to meet its debt covenants.

Westar forced to reorganize; chief executive indicted

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

TOPEKA, Kan. - Westar Energy Inc.

Brink's hits milestone

After reaching 750,000 accounts, the home security company aims for millionth customer mark
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12/01/2002

IRVING, Texas - Brink's Home Security announced in early November it had hit 750,000 customers, reaching a major milestone in the company's growth and inching closer to its closest competitor despite never having made a major acquisition.
The company, which has 90 percent of its account base in the residential market, saw its installed base increase by more than 77,000 installations in the first three quarters of 2002, an increase of about 15.

Home controls company launches manufacturing arm, expands base

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12/01/2002

IRVINE, Calif. - A 10-year-old home controls maker here has launched a new division to better target its dealer and integrator base with its products and expand its distribution platform.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

GE Capital to wind down equity fund

STAMFORD, Conn. - GE Capital announced in late October it would wind down its investment in its $3 billion private equity fund, called GE Equity, to protect the company against what it termed "volatile investments.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2002

Lantronix signs deal with FutureSmart

IRVINE, Calif. - Lantronix has signed a deal with a structured wiring hardware manufacturer to integrate its Premise SYS Automation Software with FutureSmart's structured wiring panel and server.

Sweetwater begins sweet venture

Capital firm plans to build a national alarm company
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11/01/2002

STAFFORD, Texas - Venture capital firm Sweetwater Ventures is making inroads in the security industry, recently buying North American Security Alarm, a Dallas company that focuses on high-end residential accounts.

Company officials plan to use the acquisition as a platform for Sweetwater to build a national security company.

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