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AAA Alarms seals its largest acquisition

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04/01/2005

CALGARY, Alberta - AAA Alarms expanded its reach in Calgary in early March with the purchase of Reliable Alarms, a residential and commercial security provider based here.

AAA Alarms added approximately 5,300 mainly residential accounts through the deal and it is the largest acquisition the company made since it launched in 1962.

The in crowd

Westco joins Advantek’s lawsuit against ADT
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03/01/2005

DENVER - Westco International SRL became an additional plaintiff and class representative in a lawsuit against ADT Security Services in January - joining Advantek Pro, which originally filed the case against the security giant in February 2004.

Westco motioned to intervene as an additional plaintiff and class representative in the lawsuit, which contends that from 1997 to 2003 ADT breached its contract with dealers enrolled in its authorized dealer program.

Another dealer partner, another day

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03/01/2005

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Residential systems integrator Home Technologies added another company to its dealer base in the beginning of February by entering into a joint agreement with PremiStar, a residential systems dealer in Bend, Ore.

Atlantic side of the industry

Residential integrator looks to grow security and keep it up on the home theater end
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03/01/2005

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Atlantic Smart Technologies, a full-service firm, experienced a surge in business over 2003 and looks to further increase its reach in the security and home theater markets here.

Brink's to buy certain Group 4 Securicor assets

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03/01/2005

RICHMOND, Va. - The Brink’s Company, the parent company of Brink’s Home Security, signed an agreement to purchase security service operations from Group 4 Securicor in the beginning of February for Euro 29.

No good comes from violating no call law

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03/01/2005

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The state’s Attorney General filed a civil lawsuit against the owner of a Pennsylvania security company for violating the state’s “no call” registry and falsely claiming an affiliation with General Electric and local police departments.

Voxcom makes white knight deal

Company purchases 16,000 accounts from Stealth Alarms, a company that has battled licensing issues
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03/01/2005

EDMONTON, Alberta - Full-service security provider Voxcom Inc. increased its penetration here in January when it acquired 16,000 mostly residential accounts from the Alberta operations of Stealth Alarms.

GE reconnects end users and dealers with service

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02/01/2005

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. - In the beginning of this year GE Infrastructure, Security has begun offering the GE PremisesConnect service to its network of dealers - a service that had previously been available to GE Security Pro dealers on a trial basis in the fourth quarter of 2004.

Company secures its niche with telecommunication companies

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02/01/2005

NEW YORK - When Grande Communications was interested in adding security to its repertoire of services (see related story on page 1), SecTec Global was the company that came in to guide them in the right direction.

SecTec, which is the marketing arm of security manufacturer Electronics Line 3000 in Israel, is focusing on providing security products and training to cable companies wanting to enter the security market.

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