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Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

OnQ and Monster Cable expand alliance

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Home networking and structured wiring supplier OnQ announced it is furthering its relationship with Monster Cable in an alliance that will mean expanded marketing opportunities for the two companies.

Signature Media adds two to mix

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2003

BOSTON - Home integration firm Signature Media Group has acquired two more companies as its continues on its path to becoming the leading nationwide residential systems integration firms under the SMG brand.

With the acquisition of Engineered Environments, in Oakland, Calif.

Dealer program creeping out of its shell

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10/01/2003

Despite the sluggish economy, credit-shy investment banks and the general bad rap that they have accumulated over the past year, dealer programs are making a comeback in the security industry, attractive to both large and small dealers looking to take advantage of opportunities to grow their business.

While two smaller dealer programs have launched to independent dealers, one from Microtec Security in Canada, and another from Eagle Broadband Security in Texas (see related stories), and two more larger scale ones reportedly on the horizon, it appears that the market is recovering from the past year of high-profile troubles in some of the industry’s largest programs.

Taking security mobile with GPS

Company to delve into $8 billion in-vehicle market
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09/01/2003

BOCA RATON, Fla. - To capture more of an increasingly mobile customer base, ADT has unveiled a new consumer offering that will monitor the location of a vehicle via GPS and provide in-vehicle access to emergency and concierge-type services.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Brink’s shows strong profits for Q2

RICHMOND, Va. - Revenues at Brink’s Home Security rose nine percent to $76.

Microtec earnings, revenues decline

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

SAINT-AUGUSTIN, Quebec - Microtec Enterprises Inc. reported lower revenues from monitoring and services but also reduced expenditures, company officials announced in mid-August.

Alarm firm sued for scamming

ABC Alarm used unethical sales practices, officials said
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09/01/2003

HARTFORD, Conn. - State officials here are suing the two principals of a Milford alarm company on charges that the company bilked its residential alarm customers by installing defective equipment and then billing the customers for services that were never performed.

Utility holding steady with Pro One sale

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09/01/2003

TOPEKA, Kan. - Despite a new plan that frees the company from specific debt-reduction timelines and targets, Westar said it will proceed with the sale of Protection One, calling it the best option for reducing Westar’s $3 billion debt load.

Alarm company signs largest partnership to date

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08/01/2003

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - In a deal expected to have a significant impact on company revenues, residential installation company Armed Alert Security has struck an alliance with an IP network services company to become the security piece of that company’s bundled digital services offering.
Through the new partnership with CeriStar, Armed Alert will install, monitor and service residential and small business accounts that are located in residential and commercial communities serviced by CeriStar.

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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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