LAS VEGAS--The time is right for a dealer program that helps dealers build equity, Tony Smith said when he kicked off his new "no-hold-back, no-guarantee" dealer account-funding program on April 5 at ISC West.
The new program, Security FirstAlarmGroup, has"taken us more than a couple years to put together because [the financing is not] traditional.
INDIANAPOLIS--Drawn by its "robust builder program," Guardian Protection Services completed its second-ever acquisition when it bought Moore Security Systems, located here. However, the deal, which officially closed on Jan.
NEW YORK--Brian McLaughlin, a veteran Democratic lawmaker from Queens who has been president of the city's largest labor union, the New York Labor Council, for 11 years, is being investigated for bid-rigging and other improprieties including whether contractors installed a security system in his home and provided him with a credit card for personal use, the New York Daily News reported.
LAWRENCE, Kan.--Relocating the Denver office to larger, flashier and more full-service digs in the same city marks the fourteenth such upgrade nationwide for Protection One in the past couple of years.
PHILADELPHIA--The recently released book, Confessions of a Second Story Man: Junior Kripplebauer and the K&A Gang, by Allen Hornblum, is about the exploits of a group of "high school dropouts who made an art of robbing wealthy surburban homes in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s," reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Among other jobs, the gang stole a priceless collection of paintings from the Woolworth estate in Maine and $2 million in rare coins from the du Pont compound in Miami.
HOUSTON, Texas--ASG removed two of its direct competitors and increased its direct sales force in this market when it acquired two Houston-based security companies.
The deals, which closed at the end of February, mark the 25th and 26th ASG acquisitions within the past 23 months.
John Bergher, EVP of marketing and customer care for Sacramento, Calif.-based GHS Interactive Security, talks to Tess about the partnership GHS formed this spring with Solar Universe to offer homeowners a solution combining security, home automation and solar.