HARTFORD, Conn.--In a case that some critics say is an attack on free speech, the Connecticut Consumer Protection chief cited ADT under Connecticut's false advertising laws for leafleting a neighborhood shortly after a triple murder occurred.
NORWALK, Conn.--Thomas Hudson, manager of hedge fund Pirate Capital, in August stepped up the pressure on Brink's chief executive officer Michael Dan to do a tax-free split up, while at the same time Hudson sold roughly half of his Brink's shares.
IRVING, Texas--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association's National Training School, which offers alarm training and certification, is now available online. Graduates of the Certified Alarm Technician (Level I) course can now seek their Advanced Burglar Alarm Technician (ABAT) training online.
NEW YORK--Citing Tyco's recent successful spin-off of its health care and electronics divisions, major Brink's shareholder MMI Investments on July 11 again urged The Brink's Company to do a tax-free spin off of either Brink's Home Security or its armored truck division, Brinks Inc.
In a letter to the Brink's board of directors, MMI's Clay Lifflander noted that the new Tyco (which he said derives 60 percent of its EBITDA from security company ADT) "trades at 10.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--A top assistant to the Ohio attorney general received a $3,700 home security system, paid for by the state, after receiving a telephone threat. The system was installed by state agents, rather than by a private contractor, and is monitoried by the AG's Bureau of Criminal Identifications.