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Dealers say: Contracts are good; relationships are better

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03/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--Respondents to a survey about alarm-company contracts commissioned by Security Systems News in December expressed a common sentiment: A well-written contract is important, and good contracts share some common components, but even the best contract can't guarantee that a customer won't leave.
"You can not make someone stay your customer with a piece of paper.

Home CCTV films murder of cab driver

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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

QUEENS, N.Y.

Post storm, alarm companies are busier than ever

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03/01/2006

There are shortages of all kinds in New Orleans--workers, housing, rental and storage space, for example--but for the security dealers who still have employees and a place to work out of, there's no lack of work.
John Fisher, supervisor of Federal Protection and Anchor Alarms, lost customers and office space, but his businesses are up and running and very, very busy.

New Partners for ADS

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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--ADS Security announced a target of adding a "partner a week" to its dealer program, in 2006.

Suspected embezzler in court

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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

STAMFORD, Conn.--Lisa Odierno pled not guilty to stealing $676,172 from her employer, New Canaan Alarms, in state Superior Court in February, The Advocate reported (see "Alarm co.

NCA's Steins shoot high with rock-bottom rates

Stein's business model is to offer $9.95 monitoring with full-service alarm company back up
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03/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--National Certified Alarms' father-and-son team of Jimmy and Shooter Stein say they've hit on a niche in the alarm business that's allowed them to flourish and stay independent.

ASG acquisition of Entrust includes builder program

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03/01/2006

BELTSVILLE, Md.--ASG's latest acquisition, of the Dallas-based residential security company Entrust Connections, brings with it $46,000 in recurring monthly revenue and 1,800 accounts, but ASG's senior officials are most excited about the company's extensive builder program.

ADT wins $3.5M. contract to secure judges' homes

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02/01/2006

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Residential security giant ADT landed what's thought to be the largest single residential security contract ever when it won a $3.

Pro One to invest in subsidiary

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SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

LAWRENCE, Kan.--Following recognition of Network Multifamily Security Corporation by a housing industry publication, Richard Ginsburg, president of parent company, Protection One, said that in 2006 his company would invest more resources in Network Multifamily, a provider of alarm systems exclusively to apartment buildings.

Brink's explores commercial side expansion

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02/01/2006

RICHMOND, Va.--Signaling a departure from its traditional residential focus, The Brink's Company plans to expand the commercial side of its security business in 2006, Robert Ritter, The Brink's Company's vice president and chief financial officer, told Security Systems News.

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