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InGrid partners with online retailer

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07/01/2008

BERWYN, Pa--InGrid, a manufacturer of digital, wireless home security systems that can be self or professionally installed announced, on June 2 a partnership with Crutchfield, a catalog and Internet retailer of consumer electronics, which will sell InGrid online.

In a prepared statement, Rick Souder, Crutchfield executive vice president of merchandising, said: “Many of our customers are technology savvy and constantly seeking innovative products to better suit their needs.

Insiders & investors buy out Pinnacle

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07/01/2008

OREM, Utah--Pinnacle Security, a provider of residential and commercial security systems that has found success with a door-to-door sales model since its founding in 2001, has been acquired by its management team and Golden Gate Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity company.

Terms of the deal were not released as part of the early June announcement, but Steve Hafen, Pinnacle chief operating officer, said Pinnacle will use the capital infusion to fuel growth, including expansion beyond its current footprint in the United States and Canada.

Per Mar adds quality and quantity in Cedar Rapids

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06/01/2008

DAVENPORT, Iowa--Per Mar Security aims to increase density in the Cedar Rapids market with its latest acquisition, A-1 Alarm Company, which is based there.

Per Mar is a super-regional with about 3,000 existing customers in Cedar Rapids.

Blowin’ in the wind

Mishandling of customer records offers cautionary tale
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06/01/2008

WEST HAVEN, Conn.--It’s a bad day for your alarm company when a television station airs a story that your clients’ records--including social security numbers, bank account numbers and cancelled checks--have been found blowing across someone’s lawn.

InGrid partners with cable companies

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06/01/2008

BERWYN, Pa.--Lou Stilp, CEO of InGrid, a self-installed wireless digital home security system, announced May 5 a partnership with Blue Ridge Communications, a cable company with about 183,000 subscribers located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Custom Residential Systems opens new showroom

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06/01/2008

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill.--Custom Residential Systems opened a new showroom here in April, according to the Daily Herald.

Security Networks’ newest affiliate is in Texas

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06/01/2008

West Palm Beach, Fla.--Security Networks announced in May that Tyler, Texas-based alarm installation firm Perimeter Plus Security has joined forces with the company as a Security Networks affiliate.

Devcon moves from Nasdaq to OTC

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06/01/2008

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Devcon was preparing to move from the Nasdaq stock exchange to the OTC Bulletin Board on May 12 as Security Systems News went to press.

Brink’s spin-off’s impact?

One analyst says the other big two alarm firms should benefit
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06/01/2008

RICHMOND--The planned spin-off of Brink’s Home Security and the expected increase in valuation will likely affect how investors view ADT and Protection One, prominent industry analyst Jeff Kessler told Security Systems News in May.

The Brink’s spin-off was announced in February and is expected to take place during the third quarter this year.

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