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Chainsaw Man gets wired

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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.

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

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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.

Conn. town woos SafeHome with tax break

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12/01/2005

CROMWELL,Conn.--To convince SafeHome Security that the best new home for it is right here, the Cromwell Selectboard unanimously approved a tax incentive to sweeten the deal.

CCTV gets clean shot of hockey player

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

WINDSOR, Ontario--A home CCTV camera helped exonerate former NHL Redwings player Bob Probert of charges that he assaulted a police officer. According to a Windsor Star news report, police responded to a "frantic" July 1 emergency call from Probert's wife, who said Probert had been drinking and punched a hole in a wall.

Honeywell goes to extreme for Nicks

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SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2005

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--As part of ABC television's "Extreme Makeover, Home Edition," Honeywell Security provided a networked home security system to the Nick family of Alma, Ark.

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