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Dealers say: Contracts are good; relationships are better

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03/01/2006

YARMOUTH, Maine--Respondents to a survey about alarm-company contracts commissioned by Security Systems News in December expressed a common sentiment: A well-written contract is important, and good contracts share some common components, but even the best contract can't guarantee that a customer won't leave.
"You can not make someone stay your customer with a piece of paper.

Home CCTV films murder of cab driver

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SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2006

QUEENS, N.Y.

Post storm, alarm companies are busier than ever

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03/01/2006

There are shortages of all kinds in New Orleans--workers, housing, rental and storage space, for example--but for the security dealers who still have employees and a place to work out of, there's no lack of work.
John Fisher, supervisor of Federal Protection and Anchor Alarms, lost customers and office space, but his businesses are up and running and very, very busy.

Suspect nabbed by home security system

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

HALEDON, N.J.

More Brink's branches in 2006? It all depends

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02/01/2006

Last year, Brink's Home Security opened five new branches, more than in recent years. Asked if Brink's will continue to expand at this rate in 2006, The Brink's Company vice president and chief financial officer Robert Ritter said the decision to open a new branch has to make economic sense.

Biz combines Soundworks & Security

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02/01/2006

LITCHFIED, Conn.--Recognizing homeowners' desire for both security systems and high-end entertainment, along with other home automation products, Lee Hall opened up Soundworks & Security five years ago.

Account acquisition #157 for ADS

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02/01/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--ADS president Mel Mahler beefed up his Alabama operations with the acquisition of 700 accounts from Ultimate Security of Huntsville in December.

ADS cleans up in Vegas

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--Seven security companies of different sizes took home Dealer of the Year Awards from the Honeywell First Alert dealers conference in Las Vegas late last year: A-Com Protection Services of Fortson, Ga.; Engineered Protection Systems of Grand Rapids, Mich.

ADT wins $3.5M. contract to secure judges' homes

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02/01/2006

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Residential security giant ADT landed what's thought to be the largest single residential security contract ever when it won a $3.

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