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Low-cost monitoring to fuel expansion

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11/01/2003

ATLANTA - A new installation and take-over monitoring company has formed here that has ambitious plans to take its competitively priced, low-cost monitoring to consumers nationwide.

Ameriguard, which is made up of management from some large installation companies in the industry, is targeting the switch-over market with a $12.

Franchise biz grows in security

Shield Security Systems name to soon be in 11 states
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11/01/2003

BUFFALO, N.Y.

LifeStyle buys software co.

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

CHARLOTTE, Texas - Home integration franchise company LifeStyle Innovations in October was set to acquire Home Automated Living, a manufacturer of home control software and hardware.

Laurel, Md.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2003

Former Brink’s armored employee awarded $8.2 M

MIAMI - A former Brink’s armored car employee won an $8.

AlarmWatch embarks on new program

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11/01/2003

HUNT VALLEY, Md. - In an effort to attract dealers disenchanted with the traditional account funding program, a regional central station here is rolling out a dealer program that offers account funding at the outset as well as ownership at the close of the contract.

Top builder picks GE Interlogix for security

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11/01/2003

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. - GE Interlogix landed one of the biggest catches in the homebuilding market last month, announcing that it secured a contract to become the exclusive provider of security equipment for Toll Brothers Inc.

Microtec: Novices need not apply

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10/01/2003

ST-AUGUSTIN, Quebec - Microtec has unveiled a dealer program to independent security companies in Quebec and Ontario, an offering designed to not only give the dealer more control over the customer relationship, but also more cold hard cash.

Geared toward the established security company, the Associate Dealer program is designed to correct many of the issues that exist between the dealer and the funding source in traditional dealer programs, such as difficulty scheduling service calls or issues with recurring revenue after the sale of the  account.

BRK’s First Alert

consumer brand name licensed
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10/01/2003

Company to boost stock price to meet listing rules

CLEARWATER, Fla. - A maker of consumer electrical safety products has licensed the First Alert brand name to private label its lines of shock-resistant, anti-power surge products.

Protection One gets NYSE notice

Company to boost stock price to meet listing rules
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10/01/2003

TOPEKA, Kan. - After a number of years of lackluster stock performance, Protection One was notified in August that its stock had fallen below the listing standards on the New York Stock Exchange and that the company must boost the price of its shares to remain on the board.

Eagle adds dealers for growth

Corporate parent flush with $10 million in funding
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10/01/2003

SAN ANTONIO - Flush with a new corporate backing of its home security operations, Eagle Broadband Security’s Home Division has rolled out a new dealer program that company officials expect will rapidly ramp up the new division’s growth.

Part of Eagle Broadband, a bundled digital services provider, Eagle Broadband Security is the company’s newly minted division that bundles all security operations, including sales, installation and monitoring into a single operation.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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