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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.

Union leader/pol investigated in NYC

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SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

NEW YORK--Brian McLaughlin, a veteran Democratic lawmaker from Queens who has been president of the city's largest labor union, the New York Labor Council, for 11 years, is being investigated for bid-rigging and other improprieties including whether contractors installed a security system in his home and provided him with a credit card for personal use, the New York Daily News reported.
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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

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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.

Pro One moves to bigger digs, this time in Denver

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04/01/2006

DENVER, Colo.--In addition to having more space and better access to highways, the new Protection One office here at 7100 N.

ASG continues density-building strategy in Texas

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04/01/2006

HOUSTON, Texas--ASG removed two of its direct competitors and increased its direct sales force in this market when it acquired two Houston-based security companies.
The deals, which closed at the end of February, mark the 25th and 26th ASG acquisitions within the past 23 months.

'Trendsetter' HSM makes dallas acquisition

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04/01/2006

JUPITER, Fla.--In its first purchase since industry analyst Michael Barnes pointed to HSM as a trendsetter and company to watch, HSM acquired Central Alarm Systems in Dallas, Texas, on March 3.

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