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Archive: January 2005


Lauraan Corp. lines up group of new agreements

January 27, 2005SSN Staff

January 27, 2005 GRAPEVINE, Texas - Lauraan Corp., a provider of home entertainment and automation products for the residential construction market, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Syslync of Georgia, completed an agreement with security provider Certicom to service the company’s residential accounts in the Atlanta area. Syslync of Georgia will also provide home technology products to Certicom as part of the agreement. In addition to the Certicom deal, Syslync was selected as...

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Devcon trumps Innova in Adelphia security buy

January 27, 2005Rhianna Daniels

January 27, 2005 DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Devcon International made a large significant move towards building its security services division, Devcon Security Services Corp., this week as it became the high bidder for Adelphia Communication’s security arm. Devcon bid $42.8 million for the cable company’s security division - Starpoint Limited Partnership, which operates as Checkpoint Limited in Florida and Adelphia Security in New York. That bid trumped the previous high offer of $38.2...

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Crowell to keynote at TechSec

January 27, 2005Chelsie Woods

January 27, 2005 SARASOTA, Fla. - The former deputy director of the National Security Agency will keynote the opening session of TechSec Solutions, a conference dedicated to IP-ready technology and the information needed by systems integrators to be part of this industry shift. Bill Crowell will speak on Monday, Feb. 27, on the first day of the two-day educational conference and tradeshow at the Ritz Carlton here. With much of Crowell's professional experience coming from working in the government...

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March Networks and Sprint sign joint marketing and sales agreement

January 27, 2005SSN Staff

January 27, 2005 OTTAWA, Ontario - March Networks, a provider of digital video security systems, has signed a joint sales and marketing agreement with Sprint to promote IP-networked digital video applications to retailers in the United States. The March Networks IP-networked digital video product line consists of multiple Linux-based DVR systems that accommodate a range of video recording and monitoring requirements. Within the retail environment, the systems offer camera recording rates from 1...

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Sentry Technology rebrands three business units, loses contract

January 27, 2005Jeffrey Sanders

January 27, 2005 RONKONKOMA, N.Y. - Building off a known name within the marketplace, Sentry Technology Corp. will re-brand three business units with the Sentry brand to better reflect its corporate identity. The company also said it has lost a service contract it held for multiple years with its largest customer Lowe's Home Centers. The affected divisions are ID Systems USA, ID Security Systems Canada and Knogo North America. Moving forward, the business units will be known as Sentry Technology...

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Teleco to offer home monitoring system

January 27, 2005SSN Staff

January 27, 2005 PRINCETON, N.J. - Telecommunications company RCN Corp. announced plans to offer a home monitoring application that enables customers to use a personal computer and its high-speed Internet service to remotely view activities at their home or business. Branded RCN WebWatch, existing customers of the company’s Megaband high-speed Internet service can add WebWatch for an additional $9.95 per month. RCN will install one camera at the location and provide 24-hour technical support. Up...

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NBFAA, AIREF to hold fund-raising golf tournament

January 20, 2005SSN Staff

January 20, 2005 LAS VEGAS—For the second year, the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation and the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association will hold a golf tournament prior to the start of the ISC West Show to raise money for industry research. The event will be held Tuesday, April 5 at the Troons Revere Golf Club in Las Vegas. The tournament will be followed by an evening reception at the Tangerine Lounge & Nightclub at Treasure Island, where the Morris F. Weinstock Award and...

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FEMA releases video on extinguisher use

January 20, 2005SSN Staff

January 20, 2005 CLEVELAND—In response to a number of high-profile blazes, the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association produced a video that covers proper use and installation of fire extinguishers. FEMA developed the video to cover issues such as portable fire extinguishers, codes and standards, focusing on extinguisher use in assembly halls and public meeting places. The CD-ROM, titled ‘Your first defense when disaster strikes,’ runs 10-minutes long. It is available...

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Pa. alarm owner hit with violating –no call” registry

January 20, 2005Chelsie Woods

January 20, 2005 HARRISBURG, Pa.—The state’s Attorney General has filed a civil lawsuit against the owner of a Pennsylvania security company for violating the state’s –no call” registry and falsely claiming an affiliation with General Electric and local police departments. The lawsuit is filed against Kenneth Broda, who operates two companies called Guardian Alert and Advanced Concepts of N.Y., Inc. from his home in Dingmans Ferry, Pa. Broda is accused of...

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Emergency 24 releases guide to monitored alarms

January 20, 2005SSN Staff

January 20, 2005 CHICAGO—In a move to educate prospective monitoring customers, Emergency 24 has released a report that discusses commonly used terms in the alarm industry. The report, called –Alarm Monitoring Reference Guide,” covers topics that include different types of alarms, monitoring services, security equipment and systems warranties. EM24, a third-party monitoring firm, said the guide will assist home and business owners with the purchase and proper operation of...

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