IRVING, Texas--Brink's Home Security got a big pat on the back from its neighbors in Dallas in May when the home security giant received the 2007 Consumer Choice Award in the category of "Home Alarm Security Systems and Business Security Alarm Systems."
"Brink's Home Security was identified as Best in Class in its categories in such areas as quality, value, service and appearance of the business, " Consumer Choice Award chairman Jeffrey Chernoff said in a statement.
YARMOUTH, Maine--Although some shun terms such as "green" or "earth friendly," many independently owned security companies are avidly recycling batteries, scrap metal, and the reams of paper and piles of cardboard that filter through their offices daily. They're also thinking about energy efficient fleet vehicles.
NEW YORK--Tyco International's stock hit a 52-week high on May 31, one month before the expected split of the conglomerate into three separately traded entities. It's a possible indication, said Jack Mallon, managing partner of Mallon Associates, that Wall Street "expects that there are better things ahead with the break up.
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.
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.
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.
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.