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Alertme.com puts consumer in charge

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2008

LAS VEGAS--Alertme.com is a UK-based self-installed, self-monitored "intelligent home security system" that made its debut at the January Consumer Electronics Show here, billing itself as an "innovative way to give people complete ownership of their own security.

MMI reaches out to Monitor Group

Brink's Co.'s big shareholder wants to share insight with consulting group that's advising Brink's on its 'alternatives'
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02/01/2008

NEW YORK--MMI, the activist hedge fund that wants The Brink's Company to spin off one of its divisions, on Dec. 12 sent a letter offering its advice to Monitor Group, the firm hired by Brink's in November to evaluate "various strategic options available to the company" (search "Brink's" at www.

Pro One expands marketing efforts

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02/01/2008

LAWRENCE, Kan.--In a move that is "directly tied to furthering company efforts to increase growth and retention" Protection One announced in December it's expanding its marketing operations and added two new senior staff members.

Credit crunch, new players, stats: What's it all mean?

Pro 1's Ginsburg, ADT's Koch, Apx's Dunn, Mark Ein, others, opine at Barnes Buchanan conference in Florida this month
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02/01/2008

PALM BEACH, Fla.--Owners and executives of alarm companies and capital providers will gather here at The Breakers hotel Feb.

Mahler to step down as ADS president, will remain CEO

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01/01/2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Mel Mahler announced Dec.

Brink’s evaluates sale

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01/01/2008

RICHMOND, Va.—Activist hedge fund Pirate Capital’s efforts to get The Brink’s Company to consider a sale or tax-free spin-off of one of its divisions appears to have yielded some initial results: On Nov.

MMI to nominate former BHS chief Peter Michel, three others, to Brink’s board

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01/01/2008

NEW YORK—Saying The Brink’s Company board of directors lacks Wall Street know-how and security-industry smarts, large shareholder MMI Investments said in a Nov. 30 SEC filing it will nominate Peter Michel, former head of Brink’s Home Security, as part of a four-person slate for board membership at The Brink’s Company’s annual springtime meeting.

Honeywell First Alert Professionals get ready

Dealers gather in Scottsdale; discuss effect on industry of demographic, technological changes
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01/01/2008

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Nov.

Independence Security is affiliate number 50 for Security Networks

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2008

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Security Networks announced in December that Valparaiso, Ind.

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SSN News Poll December 2017

In the past month, Nest, Samsung, and Ring, have announced DIY-install security systems with a professional monitoring partner. Do these systems stand to impact the market, positively or negatively?