Subscribe to Residential

Residential

Dealer plan targets rental market

 - 
07/01/2003

NEEDHAM, Mass. - A provider of home security products designed for renters has launched a dealer program to enable installers to tap into this underserved market.

Group woos members with ‘networking’

 - 
07/01/2003

FORT MYERS, Fla. - An association of mid-size alarm companies that grew out of a network of Westinghouse Security Systems dealers nearly three decades ago has evolved into a small but vital invitation-only group that was, at press time, gearing up for its annual meeting in late June.

Private equity group scoops up Protection One Europe

 - 
07/01/2003

TOPEKA, Kan. - Only a few months after Westar Energy announced plans to put Protection One on the block, its subsidiary, Westar Industries, has found a buyer for its stake in Protection One Europe.

Leasecomm strikes settlement deal

 - 
07/01/2003

WASHINGTON - Once a major lender to independent alarm dealers, Leasecomm agreed in late May to drop $24 million worth of current and pending lawsuits against consumers that contracted with Leasecomm for “get rich quick” business opportunities under the terms of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

Federal trade regulators pursued charges against the company in part because of language contained in contracts with consumers who purchased business opportunities from Leasecomm, such as medical billing software or multi-level marketing programs.

Bay Alarm settles into new consolidated headquarters

 - 
06/01/2003

PACHECO, Calif. - One of California’s largest independent alarm companies has moved into a new 31,000- square-foot facility, relocating its corporate headquarters and central station to a more convenient location seven miles to the east.

Alliant launches dealer program; makes acquisition

 - 
06/01/2003

GLENDALE, Calif. - With the acquisition of an alarm company here, Alliant Protection Services not only gained one of the largest independents in the area with 15,000 accounts, but a person to lead its new authorized dealer program.

Digitech, Bel-Tek union addresses electrical needs

 - 
06/01/2003

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Things just got a little easier for industry professionals, builders and homeowners looking to install low- and high-voltage systems here, said the owners of a newly formed electrical company.

JM Resources tacks on 200 New Jersey-based accounts

 - 
06/01/2003

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Two New Jersey companies recently sold close to 200 alarm accounts to JM Resources, the latest in acquisitions for the growing Pennsylvania company.

Wis. ADT dealers challenge terminations

Violation of Fair Dealership Law provisions cited
 - 
06/01/2003

MILWAUKEE - Citing a nearly 30-year-old Wisconsin law that requires dealers to receive 90 days notification of termination of their contracts as well as an opportunity to rectify performance deficiencies, five former dealers for ADT Security Services filed a lawsuit in April in Milwaukee County Circuit Court against the company’s registered agent in Madison, Wis.

The lawsuit marks another challenge following ADT’s announcement in August 2002 that it was cutting back on its nationwide dealer program, limiting the number of accounts it would purchase or terminating some contracts altogether because they didn’t meet specific criteria.

Pittston renamed The Brink’s Company

 - 
06/01/2003

RICHMOND, Va. - Less than a year after selling its coal business, The Pittston Company has changed its name to better reflect its three remaining core businesses and capitalize on the well-known Brink’s name.

Pages

Poll

SSN News Poll June 2015

As a follow-up on its March 2014 acquisition of Nest, Google recently received a home-security-related patent. How do you think Google’s potential move into the home security space will affect you and the industry?

Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture. Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.