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Cyrex, Bosch, UltraVision win at ISC West

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--Winners of product achievement awards at the April 6 Security Industry Association's New Product Showcase program at ISC West included: Cyrex's MC750 for residential systems; UltraVision Security Systems' CMD1 for intrusion detection/prevention; and Bosch's Easy Series for false alarm reduction.
Ninety-four new products and services were entered into the program this year.

Atronic touts customized approach

New facility will showcase technology opportunities for customers
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05/01/2006

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--Atronic Alarms executives Perry Atha and John Erickson are eager to talk about their upcoming move to new headquarters, but what they really want to discuss is how their market approach keeps customers and employees happy and contributes to their low rate of false alarms.

Ackerman tests fleet GPS

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05/01/2006

ATLANTA--A company that offers technologically advanced security systems should have equally sophisticated internal systems, says Bruce Turry, president and chief executive officer of Ackerman Security.
That's why, for the past three years, Turry's technicians have used Nextel devices for tasks such as viewing account history, closing out service tickets and billing customers.

Schwab protects its own

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

NEW YORK--The brokerage firm The Charles R. Schwab Corp.

Smith debuts new dealer program

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05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--The time is right for a dealer program that helps dealers build equity, Tony Smith said when he kicked off his new "no-hold-back, no-guarantee" dealer account-funding program on April 5 at ISC West.
The new program, Security FirstAlarmGroup, has"taken us more than a couple years to put together because [the financing is not] traditional.

Guardian's second purchase is Moore

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05/01/2006

INDIANAPOLIS--Drawn by its "robust builder program," Guardian Protection Services completed its second-ever acquisition when it bought Moore Security Systems, located here. However, the deal, which officially closed on Jan.

Barnes on dealer programs

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05/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--Dealer programs in the residential alarm industry are enjoying something of a resurgence in the security market. Why did they fall out of vogue and why are they now enjoying a comeback?
Michael Barnes, a partner in Barnes Associates, an investment banking and consulting firm that specializes in the security alarm industry, shared some thoughts on the topic with Security Systems News.

Guardian's new way to guard

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04/01/2006

CRANBERRY, Penn.--Customers of Guardian Protection Services can now rely on their alarm and monitoring company for more than physical security.

Ginsburg: new model is working well

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04/01/2006

LAWRENCE, Kan.--Relocating the Denver office to larger, flashier and more full-service digs in the same city marks the fourteenth such upgrade nationwide for Protection One in the past couple of years.

Cat burglars foiled by new technology

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

PHILADELPHIA--The recently released book, Confessions of a Second Story Man: Junior Kripplebauer and the K&A Gang, by Allen Hornblum, is about the exploits of a group of "high school dropouts who made an art of robbing wealthy surburban homes in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s," reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Among other jobs, the gang stole a priceless collection of paintings from the Woolworth estate in Maine and $2 million in rare coins from the du Pont compound in Miami.

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