BellSouth Security Systems From Protection One Expands Memphis Facility

Company relocates office to larger space


ATLANTA and LAWRENCE, Kan., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BellSouth(R) Security Systems from Protection One announced the relocation of its Memphis, Tenn., area office to a new, larger facility at 5175 Elmore Road.

During the past few years, BellSouth Security Systems from Protection One has transformed its business strategy from dealer-based to a full-service business model and is now requiring larger facilities to accommodate its growing residential and commercial sales staff as well as support teams for those personnel. From this new location, the local BellSouth Security Systems from Protection One Memphis team can better serve its customer base and accommodate future growth and expansion. In addition, the larger facility enables current and potential customers to view some of the Company's latest security technologies in person.

BellSouth Security Systems from Protection One offers a full array of security products and services, including intrusion detection; access control; video surveillance; remote video; fire systems; cellular back-up; carbon monoxide and climate sensors; emergency medical response equipment and more to home and business owners.

In Memphis, BellSouth Security Systems from Protection One is one of the leading commercial and residential security providers in the marketplace. Nationwide, Protection One is one of the largest security providers, providing services to more than one million customers from more than 60 branches, including 18 BellSouth Security Systems from Protection One branches in the Southeast.

About BellSouth(R) Security Systems from Protection One

BellSouth(R) Security Systems from Protection One was formed in 2001 as a relationship between BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS) and Protection One, Inc. Under the name BellSouth(R) Security Systems from Protection One, the two nationally recognized leaders in their respective industries offer a full line of security systems and services in nine states in the Southeastern United States. BellSouth Security Systems from Protection One provides intrusion, heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detection equipment and related services in 18 cities in the Southeastern United States. Security systems, installation and monitoring services are provided by Protection One. TN #641, #902, #642, #697, #919, #512, #1153, #1156, #00049692

About Protection One

Protection One, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PONN) is one of the largest providers of security monitoring services in the United States. Including its Network Multifamily subsidiary, a leading security provider to the multifamily housing market, Protection One provides monitoring and related security services to more than one million residential and commercial customers. For more information about Protection One, visit http://www.ProtectionOne.com .

About BellSouth Corporation

BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 100 communications company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. BellSouth has joint control and 40 percent ownership of Cingular Wireless, the nation's largest wireless voice and data provider with 52.3 million customers.

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