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Wash. court sides with techs

Lesson from Brink's case: Check your state's wage laws
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12/01/2007

OLYMPIA, Wash.--The October Washington State Supreme Court decision that said Brink's Home Security should pay its technicians for driving company trucks to and from their homes to job sites will have repercussions for other security companies in the state of Washington and beyond, according to an industry attorney.

Summer of love

ApxAlarm adds 125,000 accounts in 2007
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12/01/2007

PROVO, Utah--In business as a full-service alarm company for only about four years, ApxAlarm is a young company by any standard. Among the growing ranks of the summer-model alarm companies (see accompanying story on Platinum Protection, page 29), however, in sales/security terms, Apx is an elder statesman--the model, in some ways, for the summer-model surge.

Connecticut cops get a reprieve in alarm co. flap

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2007

NEW CANAAN--Eleven police officers who were previously docked a days' pay or a vacation day for accepting free (or reduced cost) alarm systems and monitoring services from New Canaan Alarm will not be docked after all, according to an Oct. 25 report from the New Canaan Advertiser.

Platinum hits the ground running

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12/01/2007

OREM, Utah--A newcomer to the summer model alarm companies, Platinum Protection opened its doors in October 2006 and turned heads this fall after generating 30,000 accounts in its first year in business.
According to Chance Allred, one of the six principals in the company, this number is record-breaking for a first-year company.

What the financial world thinks

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12/01/2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Security Systems News provided Gretchen Gordon, lenderCIT Group's director of communications, media and entertainment, with some factual information from this month's stories about two summer model alarm companies, ApxAlarm and Platinum Protection, and asked for her thoughts.
These companies are good for the industry because of their ability to "increase penetration in the general population," she said.

Partnerships proliferate at ADT

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2007

BOCA RATON, Fla.-- ADT has been particularly active on the partnership front recently; on Oct.

ADT teams with Life|ware

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11/01/2007

BOCA RATON, Fla.--The trend toward the "convergence of the subsystems of the home" was the impetus behind ADT's new partnership with home automation giant Life|ware, announced Sept.

Lombardi honored at ISC East

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2007

NEW YORK--The New York Burglar & Fire Alarm Association presented its annual President's Award to John Lombardi, president of CIA Security, and a past president of the NYBFAA.
Current NYBFAA President Tim Creenan recognized Lombardi for his years of industry involvement, serving as: president of the NYBFAA; CSAA representative on the NFPA Committee for Premise Security; CSAA Education committee co-chair and on the CSAA Executive Board; and, founder of the Mid Hudson Alarm Association in Dutchess County, N.

Guardian buys Ranger's Florida operations, accounts

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11/01/2007

WARRENDALE, Pa.--Russ Cersosimo, chief executive officer of super-regional security company Guardian Protection, expects the Oct.

SSA acquires four

Pittsburg company adds about 1,500 accounts
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11/01/2007

PITTSBURGH, Penn.--Security Systems of America announced in September the acquisition of four Pennsylvania alarm companies over the preceding three months: Master-Tek Security, based in Oakdale; Universal Wiring & Maintenance, based here; Armor Security, based in New Alexandria; and the largest of the four, Protective Security, in Johnstown, where SSA will now keep a field office and staff.

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