IRVING, Texas--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association's National Training School, which offers alarm training and certification, is now available online. Graduates of the Certified Alarm Technician (Level I) course can now seek their Advanced Burglar Alarm Technician (ABAT) training online.
NEW YORK--Citing Tyco's recent successful spin-off of its health care and electronics divisions, major Brink's shareholder MMI Investments on July 11 again urged The Brink's Company to do a tax-free spin off of either Brink's Home Security or its armored truck division, Brinks Inc.
In a letter to the Brink's board of directors, MMI's Clay Lifflander noted that the new Tyco (which he said derives 60 percent of its EBITDA from security company ADT) "trades at 10.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--A top assistant to the Ohio attorney general received a $3,700 home security system, paid for by the state, after receiving a telephone threat. The system was installed by state agents, rather than by a private contractor, and is monitoried by the AG's Bureau of Criminal Identifications.
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.
LAWRENCE, Kan.--In a move that appears to be structured, in part, to reduce debt and interest payments on its debt, Protection One on July 12 said in an SEC filing it and its stockholders may sell up to $172.
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?