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Three co-ops buy into Heartland Security

Deal brings resi and business systems to customers
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07/01/2008

ROCHESTER, Minn.--To expand their security operations, three rural electric cooperatives have bought into Heartland Security here.

Guardian grows

Acquires remainder of Ranger American, raises profile with buys in Phoenix
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07/01/2008

WARRENDALE, Pa.—Super regional alarm firm Guardian Protection has moved into Texas for the first time and increased its density in Charlotte, N.

Per Mar adds quality and quantity in Cedar Rapids

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06/01/2008

DAVENPORT, Iowa--Per Mar Security aims to increase density in the Cedar Rapids market with its latest acquisition, A-1 Alarm Company, which is based there.

Per Mar is a super-regional with about 3,000 existing customers in Cedar Rapids.

Blowin’ in the wind

Mishandling of customer records offers cautionary tale
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06/01/2008

WEST HAVEN, Conn.--It’s a bad day for your alarm company when a television station airs a story that your clients’ records--including social security numbers, bank account numbers and cancelled checks--have been found blowing across someone’s lawn.

InGrid partners with cable companies

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06/01/2008

BERWYN, Pa.--Lou Stilp, CEO of InGrid, a self-installed wireless digital home security system, announced May 5 a partnership with Blue Ridge Communications, a cable company with about 183,000 subscribers located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Custom Residential Systems opens new showroom

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06/01/2008

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill.--Custom Residential Systems opened a new showroom here in April, according to the Daily Herald.

Security Networks’ newest affiliate is in Texas

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06/01/2008

West Palm Beach, Fla.--Security Networks announced in May that Tyler, Texas-based alarm installation firm Perimeter Plus Security has joined forces with the company as a Security Networks affiliate.

Devcon moves from Nasdaq to OTC

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06/01/2008

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Devcon was preparing to move from the Nasdaq stock exchange to the OTC Bulletin Board on May 12 as Security Systems News went to press.

Brink’s spin-off’s impact?

One analyst says the other big two alarm firms should benefit
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06/01/2008

RICHMOND--The planned spin-off of Brink’s Home Security and the expected increase in valuation will likely affect how investors view ADT and Protection One, prominent industry analyst Jeff Kessler told Security Systems News in May.

The Brink’s spin-off was announced in February and is expected to take place during the third quarter this year.

Tyco will pay $250 million to settle bondholders’ lawsuit

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06/01/2008

PEMBROKE, Bermuda--Tyco Inter-national announced in April that it would pay $250 million to bondholders who filed a lawsuit in 2006 when Tyco announced plans to spin off its electronics and health care businesses. The bondholders said the conglomerate failed to get their approval for the spin off.

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SSN News Poll May 2019

The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) within security is both exciting and a little scary, as there are benefits and risks when leveraging the power of AI and machine learning. This month’s news poll looks to gauge where we are today with AI in security and what the future holds for this technology.