PALO ALTO, Calif.--Hewlett-Packard announced in late March that it is discontinuing the manufacture of its Digital Entertainment Center, which is part of the home automation package DSC unveiled at ISC West along with Exceptional Innovation, a manufacturer of the Life|ware home automation software (see "DSC unveils home automation partnership" at www.
LAS VEGAS--Back in the days when ADT was making an acquisition every time you changed your socks, brand new ADT dealers seemed to pop up on city streets daily. Since parent company Tyco International's management imbroglio in 2002, however, ADT has put the brakes on acquisitions, and consequently, most of North America's 540 ADT dealers have at least a little seasoning.
NEW YORK--Major Brink's Company shareholder MMI Investments told the Brink's board that the best way to increase shareholder value would be a tax-free spin-off of either Brink's Home Security or Brink's Inc., and on April 2 filed an SEC report to this effect.
PROVO, Utah--ApxAlarm has launched a new web site, said Jack Inbar, vice president of operations for Apx. The web site features contact and licensing information for all the states where Apx does business as well as crime statistics for states, and specialiazed life safety information, such as specific information for children and seniors.
PROVO, Utah--ApxAlarm, an independent residential security company that made its mark last year by generating upwards of 90,000 new accounts (see "Apx generates accounts" in the November 2006 issue of Security Systems News), has expanded its data center and doubled its inside sales staff. Underway for about three months, the project was completed March 5.