It's been a busy year in terms of growth for Seattle. According to data from the State of Washington's Office of Financial Management, the city's population increased by 1.3 percent between April of 2006 and April 2007. That was up over the previous year (an increase of 1 percent), and according to a report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the data was the highest since records began being kept in the 1960s.
Not surprisingly, that city growth is being felt in the alarm community. Brink's Home Security, a national-level provider of residential security systems said it has felt the growth of the city, and to keep up with sales growth, it's had to split its main Seattle office into two new offices.
The firm recently opened a new location in the northern suburb of Bothell, Wash., and also added a location in Lakewood, to serve the southern portion of Seattle. Jeff Hunt, Northwest regional director for Brink's, said the move will help the company service its 35,000 existing customers and position the company better for more growth in metro Seattle.