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Wash. court sides with techs

Lesson from Brink's case: Check your state's wage laws
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12/01/2007

OLYMPIA, Wash.--The October Washington State Supreme Court decision that said Brink's Home Security should pay its technicians for driving company trucks to and from their homes to job sites will have repercussions for other security companies in the state of Washington and beyond, according to an industry attorney.

Summer of love

ApxAlarm adds 125,000 accounts in 2007
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12/01/2007

PROVO, Utah--In business as a full-service alarm company for only about four years, ApxAlarm is a young company by any standard. Among the growing ranks of the summer-model alarm companies (see accompanying story on Platinum Protection, page 29), however, in sales/security terms, Apx is an elder statesman--the model, in some ways, for the summer-model surge.

ADT teams with Life|ware

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11/01/2007

BOCA RATON, Fla.--The trend toward the "convergence of the subsystems of the home" was the impetus behind ADT's new partnership with home automation giant Life|ware, announced Sept.

Lombardi honored at ISC East

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SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2007

NEW YORK--The New York Burglar & Fire Alarm Association presented its annual President's Award to John Lombardi, president of CIA Security, and a past president of the NYBFAA.
Current NYBFAA President Tim Creenan recognized Lombardi for his years of industry involvement, serving as: president of the NYBFAA; CSAA representative on the NFPA Committee for Premise Security; CSAA Education committee co-chair and on the CSAA Executive Board; and, founder of the Mid Hudson Alarm Association in Dutchess County, N.

Guardian buys Ranger's Florida operations, accounts

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11/01/2007

WARRENDALE, Pa.--Russ Cersosimo, chief executive officer of super-regional security company Guardian Protection, expects the Oct.

SSA acquires four

Pittsburg company adds about 1,500 accounts
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11/01/2007

PITTSBURGH, Penn.--Security Systems of America announced in September the acquisition of four Pennsylvania alarm companies over the preceding three months: Master-Tek Security, based in Oakdale; Universal Wiring & Maintenance, based here; Armor Security, based in New Alexandria; and the largest of the four, Protective Security, in Johnstown, where SSA will now keep a field office and staff.

Free systems for Conn. cops raise ethical issues

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11/01/2007

NEW CANAAN, Conn.--Disciplinary action taken against 11 police officers in this city on Sept.

ADS buys in Melbourne, Fla.

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11/01/2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--ADS Security solidified its presence in the Sunshine State with the acquisition, announced Oct.

Pro One has new Vegas locale

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SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2007

LAS VEGAS--Protection One announced in September that it has opened a new branch location here.
According to a statement, the office will allow the Las Vegas team to better serve its larger customer base.

Connected Home Technologies opens in Iowa

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11/01/2007

MUSCATINE, Iowa--When JJ Koehler decided to expand his commercial security business into residential security and home automation, he figured it would take six months or more before people discovered the Connected Home Technology showroom he opened in a historic shopping district here in July.
"That was not the case at all.

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