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ApxAlarm aims for 130,000 accounts this summer

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07/01/2007

PROVO, Utah--ApxAlarm--which emerged as a major player in the home security market in 2006 by generating upwards of 90,000 accounts--is well into its 2007 summer selling season, and Apx executives say they're on track to sell 130,000 accounts this summer.
Looking beyond this year, the company is considering expanding into Mexico and abroad.

Devcon progresses incrementally

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07/01/2007

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Devcon president Robert Farenhem described news discussed during the company's May 29 investor call as "anecdotal" evidence of the company's progress toward becoming a pure-play security company.

Devcon names new president, looks to acquire

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06/01/2007

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Although it's still dogged by a disgruntled investor who's taking legal action, Devcon is following up the March announcement of the sale of its construction division with movement on several fronts in early May: reorganizing its executive management team and discussing its intention to move into acquisition mode--soon.

Florida gets serious about false alarms

State police chiefs first in nation to form statewide model alarm ordinance
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06/01/2007

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--Florida cities looking to adopt an alarm ordinance now have a Model Alarm Ordinance, a short, concise, "user-friendly document," to help them out, said Glen Mowry, national law enforcement liaison for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition.

ADT's AWARE honored

SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2007

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Brink's Q1 results top expectations

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2007

NEW YORK--The Brink's Company's first quarter earnings exceeded Wall Street expectations and shares rose $1.29 to $65.

HP discontinues piece of home automation puzzle

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06/01/2007

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.

Getting the Gold tour

ADT puts its new high-end residential program on display
SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2007

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--When building his new 4,200-square-foot seaside home here, Bob Kirchoff knew he wanted video surveillance as part of his security system.

ADT gets back to basics with dealer training effort

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05/01/2007

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.

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