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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.

Pro One's upstate NY branch moves to new locale

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2007

ALBANY, NY--Protection One announced on Oct. 15 that it would expand its upstate New York office to a new, larger facility in Ballston Lake.

Pirate wants board rules changed now

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2007

NEW YORK--Hedge fund Pirate Capital, which owns 4.5 percent of Brink's stock, penned another letter to the board of The Brink's Company, this time demanding changes in its corporate governance, according to an Oct.

P1 has new Web-based service

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12/01/2007

LAWRENCE, Kan.--To address customers' high-technology expectations--particularly among Gen-X and Gen-Y consumers--Protection One on Oct.

Brink's CFO to retire

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2007

RICHMOND, Va.--The Brink's Company, parent company of Brink's Home Security, announced Oct.

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.

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.

Free systems for Conn. cops raise ethical issues

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11/01/2007

NEW CANAAN, Conn.--Disciplinary action taken against 11 police officers in this city on Sept.

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