MUSCATINE, Iowa--When JJ Koehler decided to expand his commercial security business into residential security and home automation, he figured it would take six months or more before people discovered the Connected Home Technology showroom he opened in a historic shopping district here in July.
"That was not the case at all.
DES MOINES, Iowa--In a case that has involved accusations of trumped-up and politically motivated charges, a state senator is getting ready to stand trial this month for allegedly attempting to extort money from Reid Shultz, owner of alarm company Security Plus Inc.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--Scott Slough, owner of fire and security installation firm Slough & Associates, expects to complete work on a sweet multi-family project here by the end of October: "It's an old candy factory that has been converted into loft apartments.
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.
ROCKY HILL, Conn.--Safe Home Security owner David Roman, who is being sued by the Connecticut Attorney General for violations including illegal renewal of contracts, said he "thought he was acting within the law and I still feel we were acting within the law" when he automatically renewed and enforced alarm contracts that he believed fell outside of this state's 2004 "Evergreen" law.
PROVO, Utah--ApxAlarm in July showed that it will go multiple extra miles to ensure customer satisfaction when Apx vice president of operations Jack Inbar hopped a red-eye and flew from Utah to Evansville, Ind., to personally oversee a fix of Billie Jeanne Gilmore's newly installed Apx alarm system.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?