TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--Florida cities looking to adopt an alarm ordinance now have a Model Alarm Ordinance, a short, concise, "user-friendly document," to help them out, said Glen Mowry, national law enforcement liaison for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition.
PALO ALTO, Calif.--Hewlett-Packard announced in late March that it is discontinuing the manufacture of its Digital Entertainment Center, which is part of the home automation package DSC unveiled at ISC West along with Exceptional Innovation, a manufacturer of the Life|ware home automation software (see "DSC unveils home automation partnership" at www.
NEW YORK--Major Brink's Company shareholder MMI Investments told the Brink's board that the best way to increase shareholder value would be a tax-free spin-off of either Brink's Home Security or Brink's Inc., and on April 2 filed an SEC report to this effect.
LAS VEGAS--Back in the days when ADT was making an acquisition every time you changed your socks, brand new ADT dealers seemed to pop up on city streets daily. Since parent company Tyco International's management imbroglio in 2002, however, ADT has put the brakes on acquisitions, and consequently, most of North America's 540 ADT dealers have at least a little seasoning.