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Video firm hires new v.p. for new markets

New vice president is industry veteran and founder of another interactive company
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04/01/2003

NEW YORK - With the backing of its global security products manufacturer parent, an interactive video firm has tapped a veteran of the video industry to lead it into new markets.

Smart Interactive Systems, a subsidiary of Israel-based Magal Group, earlier this year hired Bill Elliot as the company’s senior vice president for business development.

Monitoring software firm founders buy back company

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03/01/2003

NORFOLK, Va. - The original founders of a central station automation and billing software company have taken back ownership of the company, more than two decades after the company was founded.

Mecco garners UL, to boost fire business

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03/01/2003

ERIE, Pa. - Three years after adding onto its headquarters to expand its central station, Mecco Alarms, an installation company based here, has garnered its Underwriters Laboratories listing for its central station.

Criticom bumps up size of IPO

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03/01/2003

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Briefs

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03/01/2003

CANASA objects to additional tariff
MARKHAM, Ontario - The Canadian Alarm and Security Association has filed comments with the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission to object to Bell Canada’s proposed bridging charge of $10 per customer per month. The Canadian telecom is proposing the charge to the Schedule 3A Interexchange Multipoint Data Service, also called DVACS.

BroadWare nets $7.5 million

Company will use the VC funds for sales and marketing
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03/01/2003

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Network video monitoring developer BroadWare Technologies netted $7.

Quick Response expands with move

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03/01/2003

CLEVELAND - Regional monitoring provider Quick Response is set to go ahead in March with plans to relocate its headquarters and central station here to a new facility four times larger than its current digs.

The company’s move into the nearly 8,000 square foot building marks the end of a 30-year tenure in its current facility, said Jeff Cohen, general manager of Quick Response.

Attrition project organizers to wrap up 2002

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02/01/2003

CLINTON, Conn. - A company conducting a research project to measure attrition levels in the security industry is compiling information for a year-end update, but is still looking for participants.

Briefs

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02/01/2003

SAI to deregister common stock

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Security Associates International in late January said it had applied to deregister the company’s common stock, eliminating the company’s requirement to file quarterly and other document with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Video firm makes second buy

VideoMinex plans to become dominant video provider
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02/01/2003

FITCHBURG, Mass. - A remote video monitoring company that dominates the income producing real estate market has been bought by another video monitoring firm, based here.

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SSN News Poll October 2020

With the flurry of activity in partnerships and acquisitions recently — ADT partnering with Google to take on the smart home market; Motorola buying Pelco; Johnson Controls acquiring Qolsys; and S3 expanding into Western Virginia — this month’s News Poll looks to gauge the M&A market.