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Protection One, Westar finalize

stock sale
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04/01/2003

TOPEKA, Kan. - In the latest step towards the separation of the two companies, Westar Energy recently agreed to repurchase all of the Westar stock held by Protection One.

Peak Alarm acquires Idaho-based accounts, moves into new facility

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04/01/2003

SALT LAKE CITY - On the heels of a move into a new state-of-the-art facility, Peak Alarm has expanded its reach through the acquisition of accounts in Boise, Idaho.

According to Christopher Root, regional sales manager, Peak, based here, has just completed the acquisition of the Idaho operations of Allied Security, based in Washington State.

Protection One, BellSouth team to wire new community

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04/01/2003

ATLANTA - Imagine a community where with a touch of a button, residents can activate their home security systems, adjust the temperature of the house, and even turn the lights on and off.

While that scenario may seem futuristic to some, it is coming to fruition just outside Atlanta.

Lennar teams with Best Buy in pilot

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

MINNEAPOLIS - National home-builder Lennar, through its subsidiary Lundgren Bros., based here, has embarked on a pilot program with Best Buy to install home networking in several area communities.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

AlarmForce earnings up 50 percent in 2002
TORONTO - AlarmForce, a Canadian installer of two-way voice alarm systems, is reporting a 50 percent gain in revenues for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2002.

Labor board says Sonitrol branch unfairly quashed union election

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03/01/2003

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge has ruled that Sonitrol of Chattanooga unfairly denied its employees an opportunity to unionize.

Tyco looking at redefining free cash flow

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03/01/2003

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - After a period where its accounting practices have come under harsh public criticism, Tyco International is looking at the way it defines free cash flow.

One of the main changes that the company is likely to put in place is that it will now deduct the funds used for the acquisition of customer accounts from its ADT security alarm business.

Leviton acquires OnQ Technologies

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03/01/2003

HARRISBURG, Pa. - In a move designed to grab a larger piece of the market share in the structured wiring field, Leviton Manufacturing Co.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
03/01/2003

Technology Connections now UStec dealer
VICTOR, N.Y.

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Poll

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.