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Archive: April 2006


Dedicated Micros announces new president and ceo

April 27, 2006SSN Staff

CHANTILLY, Va.--Dedicated Micros, a leader in the DVR industry, appointed Alan E. Calegari as new president and chief executive officer for the North American and Latin American markets. Calegari will assume the role on May 1. He brings to Dedicated Micros more than 20 years of experience serving leadership positions in the security, fire safety and building automation markets including president and regional head of Siemens Building Technologies, as well as advisory roles at the organization. Calegari...

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Christ Church celebrates fire installation with April shower

April 27, 2006Martha Entwistle

PHILADELPHIA---With the first phase of the fire prevention system completed, the Christ Church tested its water curtain system with a "cascading wave of water," at an April 22 event, said Don Smith, executive director of the Christ Church Preservation Trust. "Because the church is such a cherished part of the community, we invited parishioners, the community and our supporters to come in for the day," he said. "We had a talk by government officials and members of the foundation and then we went outside...

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Saleswoman sues Calif. alarm company over spankings

April 27, 2006Martha Entwistle

FRESNO, Calif.--Alarm One may get slapped with a fine if a jury finds in favor of a former employee who is suing the company on several counts including discrimination, sexual harassment and humiliation suffered as the result of three spankings the woman received from supervisors. The Fresno Bee reported that Alarm One lawyers said the spankings were done at sales meetings "with a competitor's yard sign as coworkers looked on and jeered." The intent, they said, was "in fun to build camaraderie among...

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Ingersoll Rand announces record first quarter

April 27, 2006SSN Staff

HAMILTON, Bermuda--Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, which operates in the security sector with its Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies division as both an integrator and manufacturer, announced this week first quarter revenues of $2.7 billion. The company called this a "record" amount, as was the reported $253 million in net earnings, representing diluted earnings per share of $.76. For the Security Technologies division, the company reported eight percent revenue growth over 2005 for the first quarter,...

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Vector Security opens offices in Dallas, Newport Beach, Boston to serve national accounts

April 27, 2006L. Samuel Pfeifle

PITTSBURGH--Vector Security, a full service alarm company serving the commercial and residential sectors, announced this March the opening of its third StaR Point national accounts office in Braintree, Mass., just outside of Boston. This follows the opening of regional offices in Dallas and Newport Beach, Calif., earlier this year, and predates a Chicago office, which will likely open this summer. A fifth office is planned for the southeastern United States later this year. The offices, said Dave...

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IASG restructures, CEO and president step down

April 27, 2006SSN Staff

ALBANY, N.Y.--Two top brass from Integrated Alarm Services Group, instrumental in forming the company three years ago, are stepping down from their roles at the holding company. On April 24, IASG announced Timothy McGinn, chairman and chief executive officer will resign June 1 and Tom Few, Sr., president and vice chairman of the board of directors, will step down from his role May 1. Replacing them at the holding company for Criticom International will be John Mabry and Charles May. Mabry has been...

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VideoProtein gets its daily analytic vitamin with Avisere partnership

April 20, 2006SSN Staff

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--Central stations have another choice when offering remote video monitoring combined with intelligent video analytics to customers, thanks to a partnership between VideoProtein and Avisere, announced last week. The product affiliation between VideoProtein, a remote monitoring and surveillance systems company, and Avisere, a manufacturer of video analytic algorithms, will enable customers to receive instant notification when someone enters an area of interest as well as track humans...

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Tri-Ed adds marketing and sales incentives for dealers and end users

April 20, 2006SSN Staff

WOODBURY, N.Y.--As part Tri-Ed's latest marketing efforts this spring, the distributor unveiled a customer loyalty program and sales incentives for dealers selling security systems. In March, Tri-Ed teamed with XM Satellite Radio to offer a free radio to its dealers' customers with the installation of a security system. The objective of the program will be to provide dealers with a competitive edge, said chief executive officer Steve Roth at the company's ISC West press conference. The Tri-Ed XM...

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Criticom International unveils new marketing and finance campaign

April 20, 2006SSN Staff

DALLAS--Criticom International, a solutions provider to independent dealers, unveiled a marketing campaign in April that combines the strengths of Criticom and acquired companies NACC and FSS into a single sales organization to facilitate growth for dealers and its three monitoring centers. The campaign, focusing on three product verticals--monitoring, dealer services and acquisitions--includes the announcement of a high-multiple financing program that is "designed for a dealer that has predictable...

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Giuliani Capital Advisors dives into security with veteran leaders

April 20, 2006L. Samuel Pfeifle

NEW YORK--Giuliani Capital Advisors, a division of the Rudy Giuliani-headed Giuliani Partners, announced last week the creation of a Security and Defense Investment Banking Practice, headed up by industry veterans and managing directors Paul Talley and Walter Bailey. The pair and their team will focus on performing in an "advisory role" with companies in the security sector that "need to raise money to grow, or if they want to sell a piece of their company, or their whole business," among other services...

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