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Eight alarm cos get top rating

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SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

WASHINGTON--Eight alarm companies received top rating for quality from consumer organization Washington Consumers' Checkbook, WTOP Radio reported.
Using data gathered from a customers' service survey and complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau, the group gave kudos to the following DC area companies: Allied Alarm Specialists, Alexandria, Va.

Pirate says Brink's should sell

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10/01/2006

NORWALK, Conn.--At about $57 per share, The Brink's Company stock is trading close to its 52-week high and is up $20 since mid-August 2005, but Pirate Capital, a hedge fund here, says shareholders still aren't getting the booty they deserve.

Protection One seeking alliances

Home security giant hires Pumpelly; Ginsburg says Pro One is ready to to build on success of five-year alliance with BellSouth
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10/01/2006

LAWRENCE, Kan.--Five years into a successful alliance with BellSouth, home security giant Protection One has created a new executive level position to oversee and create new strategic partnerships with other companies.

Sonitrol buy sews up Capital region

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2006

BERWYN, Pa.--Sonitrol's latest franchise purchase solidifies the company's presence in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast and specifically connects the economically intertwined Baltimore-Washington corridor.

Alarm Financial services offers dealers no-account-buy funding

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09/01/2006

SAN FRANCISCO-Alarm dealers who want financing for acquisitions and debt consolidations, but do not want to sell off accounts, can check out a new financing program announced in July by Alarm Financial Services.
Aimed at dealers seeking loans of $150,000 to $1 million, the program includes term loans up to 60 months as well as revolving lines of credit.

Former TSU president indicted

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SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2006

HOUSTON, Texas--Former Texas Southern University President Priscilla Slade was indicted Aug. 1 on charges of misusing school funds for personal expenses, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Alarm.com sponsors safety week

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09/01/2006

MCLEAN, Va.--Thanks to sponsorship from wireless, web-enabled security provider Alarm.

VOXCOM's growth steady since IPO

Acquired 1,100 Toronto accounts in July, 800 more in August
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09/01/2006

EDMONTON, Alberta--VOXCOM Income Fund, a major player in the Canadian residential security market, completed the purchase of an unnamed Toronto-based alarm company on July 24.
And on August 8, the company added another 800 accounts, purchased from an unnamed Alberta-based alarm company.

Makrowest acquires Knight

Dallas company will retain name
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09/01/2006

DALLAS--Makrowest LLC, a holding company, made its first acquisition this past spring with Dallas-based Knight Security, founded in 1983. Terms of the deal were not released, but the new combined company will adopt the Knight name while retaining the form of a limited liability company.

Sonitrol sales guru will stay

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09/01/2006

CHANTILLY, Va.--Bill McNabney may have sold his Sonitrol dealership to the corporate group, but he's not leaving the company.

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