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More Brink's branches in 2006? It all depends

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02/01/2006

Last year, Brink's Home Security opened five new branches, more than in recent years. Asked if Brink's will continue to expand at this rate in 2006, The Brink's Company vice president and chief financial officer Robert Ritter said the decision to open a new branch has to make economic sense.

Biz combines Soundworks & Security

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02/01/2006

LITCHFIED, Conn.--Recognizing homeowners' desire for both security systems and high-end entertainment, along with other home automation products, Lee Hall opened up Soundworks & Security five years ago.

Account acquisition #157 for ADS

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02/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--ADS president Mel Mahler beefed up his Alabama operations with the acquisition of 700 accounts from Ultimate Security of Huntsville in December.

ADS cleans up in Vegas

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SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--Seven security companies of different sizes took home Dealer of the Year Awards from the Honeywell First Alert dealers conference in Las Vegas late last year: A-Com Protection Services of Fortson, Ga.; Engineered Protection Systems of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Austin sprinklered with Habitat homes

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

AUSTIN, Texas--When Maria Diaz moved into her Habitat for Humanity home here last month, it marked the 25th Habitat home to be built with a sprinkler system in the city, News8Austin reported.
Triplexes and larger multi-family homes are required by law to have sprinkler systems.

AlarmForce enters Ohio

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01/01/2006

TORONTO, Ontario--Saying he's "looking for a piece of the pie," Joel Matlin, president of Canada-based AlarmForce, announced that he would take a slice of the Midwest by opening an office in Columbus, Ohio, by this middle of this month.
This will be Matlin's second stateside office; he opened an office in North Carolina in February of last year.

Chainsaw Man gets wired

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

AVON, Minn.--Mark Kurtz, a chainsaw artist and former professional wrestler known as "Chainsaw Man," made a New Year's resolution to install a new security system in his home-based art studio after four of the nine sculptures stolen from his home in August 2005 were recovered last month, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Merger weds integrator to alarm, monitoring cos.

InterTECH merges with Lifelink and Premier to become InterTECH Security Group
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01/01/2006

WARRENDALE, Pa.--A merger late last year brought together integrator InterTECH Security, run by security industry veteran Chris Wetzel, and two smaller players in the Pittsburgh area's residential and commercial market, owned by a company interested in expanding its investment in the security industry.

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