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ASG continues density-building strategy in Texas

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04/01/2006

HOUSTON, Texas--ASG removed two of its direct competitors and increased its direct sales force in this market when it acquired two Houston-based security companies.
The deals, which closed at the end of February, mark the 25th and 26th ASG acquisitions within the past 23 months.

'Trendsetter' HSM makes dallas acquisition

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04/01/2006

JUPITER, Fla.--In its first purchase since industry analyst Michael Barnes pointed to HSM as a trendsetter and company to watch, HSM acquired Central Alarm Systems in Dallas, Texas, on March 3.

ADT to monitor judges' homes--at least for a few months

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04/01/2006

BOCA RATON, Fla.--ADT may score a big chunk of federally funded recurring monthly revenue if it is awarded the ongoing monitoring contract for a new program that provides home security services to federal judges.

Guardian Protection moves into new HQ

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04/01/2006

CRANBERRY, Penn.--Guardian Protection Services is wrapping up its move this month into a new 90,000-square-foot facility, just 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and five minutes from all the major arteries that converge here.

Jury finds Alamo innocent

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SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

LODI, Calif.--Jurors said it was the presence of "reasonable doubt" that caused them to acquit Alamo Alarm Company owner Paul Alamo, 47, of murder charges on March 10, the Lodi News reported.

Union leader/pol investigated in NYC

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SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

NEW YORK--Brian McLaughlin, a veteran Democratic lawmaker from Queens who has been president of the city's largest labor union, the New York Labor Council, for 11 years, is being investigated for bid-rigging and other improprieties including whether contractors installed a security system in his home and provided him with a credit card for personal use, the New York Daily News reported.
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New Partners for ADS

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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--ADS Security announced a target of adding a "partner a week" to its dealer program, in 2006.

Suspected embezzler in court

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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

STAMFORD, Conn.--Lisa Odierno pled not guilty to stealing $676,172 from her employer, New Canaan Alarms, in state Superior Court in February, The Advocate reported (see "Alarm co.

NCA's Steins shoot high with rock-bottom rates

Stein's business model is to offer $9.95 monitoring with full-service alarm company back up
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03/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--National Certified Alarms' father-and-son team of Jimmy and Shooter Stein say they've hit on a niche in the alarm business that's allowed them to flourish and stay independent.

ASG acquisition of Entrust includes builder program

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03/01/2006

BELTSVILLE, Md.--ASG's latest acquisition, of the Dallas-based residential security company Entrust Connections, brings with it $46,000 in recurring monthly revenue and 1,800 accounts, but ASG's senior officials are most excited about the company's extensive builder program.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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