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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.

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.

The Chicago security playing field

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01/01/2006

CHICAGO--As Guardian Protection Services prepared for its entree into the Windy City with its recent acquisition of Certified Security, Guardian president Russ Cersosimo predicted the company would have a "field day in Chicago."
Due to consolidation of companies under ADT's umbrella, Cersosimo said, "there's opportunity for new growth and for companies to flourish.

Bay Alarm funds cop training

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SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2006

PACHECO, Calif.--A Bay Alarm scholarship for the Contra Costa Sheriff's Law Enforcement Training Center helped triple the number of recruits attending the 26-week academic and physical fitness training program, said Eric Taylor, vice president of sales and marketing for Bay Alarm.

Here come the Judges' monthly fees: who pays?

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01/01/2006

WASHINGTON--Federal judges who will be getting home security systems installed and paid for by taxpayers are waiting to find out whether taxpayers will also foot the bill for the monthly monitoring fees.
As Security Systems News went to press, the judges were expecting an answer by mid-December, said Nikki Credic, spokeswoman for the United States Marshals Service.

Austin sprinklered with Habitat homes

Brief
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

Brief
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.

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