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Safeguard: Now public & looking to acquire

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06/01/2006

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Safeguard Technology, a small residential security company that serves celebrities and other "high net-worth individuals with high threat levels" who live around the Hollywood Hills, on April 12 completed a reverse merger and is now officially a public company listed on the OTC-Pink Sheets market.

Vector to expand

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06/01/2006

PITTSBURGH--Along with its announcement of new StaR Point national accounts offices in Boston, Dallas, Newport Beach, Calif., and Chicago, intended to serve its commercial business (see accompanying story, page 15), Vector Security also intends to cultivate its residential dealer base in some of those markets.

Sonitrol buys Buckeye State franchise

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06/01/2006

BERWYN, Penn.--Sonitrol closed April 28 on its 12th franchise purchase, this time in Columbus, Ohio.

F.E. Moran acquires Michigan company

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SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

LONG GROVE, Ill.--Marking its first Michigan acquisition, F.

National Guard reservist returns home to Brink's

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06/01/2006

She's only been home since March 4, so Funmilayo Asana, 25, is still readjusting to civilian life after spending a year in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard.
"I'm so used to getting up at 5 a.

In House Security van stolen, found next day

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SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

AUSTIN, Texas--Fearing that the thieves would use a stolen security company van as a ploy to enter its customers' homes and businesses. In House Security of Temple warned its customers to verify the identity of anyone claiming to be from InHouse Security wanting to enter their homes or businesses, KWTX reported.

Schwab protects its own

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

NEW YORK--The brokerage firm The Charles R. Schwab Corp.

Smith debuts new dealer program

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05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--The time is right for a dealer program that helps dealers build equity, Tony Smith said when he kicked off his new "no-hold-back, no-guarantee" dealer account-funding program on April 5 at ISC West.
The new program, Security FirstAlarmGroup, has"taken us more than a couple years to put together because [the financing is not] traditional.

Guardian's second purchase is Moore

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05/01/2006

INDIANAPOLIS--Drawn by its "robust builder program," Guardian Protection Services completed its second-ever acquisition when it bought Moore Security Systems, located here. However, the deal, which officially closed on Jan.

Barnes on dealer programs

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05/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--Dealer programs in the residential alarm industry are enjoying something of a resurgence in the security market. Why did they fall out of vogue and why are they now enjoying a comeback?
Michael Barnes, a partner in Barnes Associates, an investment banking and consulting firm that specializes in the security alarm industry, shared some thoughts on the topic with Security Systems News.

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SSN News Poll July 2017

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