Simon Property Group Selects New York Merchants Protective Co., Inc. for Fire-alarm Services

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NYMPC will take over all fire-alarm maintenance for The Mall at The Source in Westbury, NY.

Especially in a busy environment like The Mall at The Source, with thousands of people entering the premises every day, our number one priority is to ensure immediate system-response at the very first sign of trouble.

Simon Property Group has selected New York Merchants Protective Co., Inc. (NYMPC) as the exclusive provider of fire-alarm services at The Mall at The Source in Westbury, Long Island, New York.

Under the agreement, NYMPC will take over all ongoing maintenance for the fire-alarm systems at the property, including each of its retail stores and corporate offices, and will oversee new installations as needed, beginning January 1, 2009.

"We're proud to extend and strengthen our partnership with Simon Property Group, bringing superior fire-alarm services to yet another one of its many retail properties," said Eric Wahrsager, VP of marketing and development for NYMPC. "By maintaining and servicing the fire-alarm systems at The Mall at The Source, we are able to provide the highest level of system reliability and safety for the mall's staff, patrons and valuable retail goods."

This is the second service agreement between Simon Property Group and NYMPC this year. In June 2008, NYMPC was selected as the exclusive provider of Closed-Circuit TV Systems and Code Blue emergency call boxes at nearby Roosevelt Field Mall.

The Mall at The Source offers 727,000 square feet of retail space, and is home to a diverse group of retailers, including Circuit City, Famous Footwear, H&M, Old Navy and dozens more. The Mall is also home to the flagship location for Fortunoff, as well as several restaurants, including The Cheesecake Factory, Cold Stone Creamery and P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

NYMPC will maintain service and provide ongoing inspections for the mall's entire fire-alarm system, which encompasses the entire facility and its many stores.

"At New York Merchants Protective, we understand the need for secure, reliable fire systems that operate without fail, 24 hours a day," said Wahrsager. "Especially in a busy environment like The Mall at The Source, with thousands of people entering the premises every day, our number one priority is to ensure immediate system-response at the very first sign of trouble."

The Mall at the Source is operated by Simon Property Group, Inc., the largest public real estate company in the United States. An S&P 500 company, Simon Property Group owns more than 380 properties on three continents and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide.

About New York Merchants Protective Co., Inc.:
New York Merchants Protective Co., Inc. installs, services and monitors security and fire systems for over 75,000 locations nationwide and has been doing so since 1910. Protecting over $100 BILLION in property and assets, Approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and holds the coveted listing for National Industrial Monitoring and Certified as a "Five-Diamond Central Station" by the Central Station Alarm Association, NYMPC is ranked as the 33rd largest security company in the United States and the 25th largest security company based solely on commercial subscribers by SDM Magazine, May 2008 issue.

Comprehensive services include 24/7/365 customized monitoring, closed-circuit TV systems, remote video and environmental control monitoring, wireless medical alarms and industrial process monitoring, among many others. NYMPC's fire alarm system capabilities include a wide range of services including advanced fire detection, manual pull stations, sprinkler water flow and tamper devices, as well as voice evacuation systems.

For more information on NYMPC or any of its services, call 1-888-NYMP-911 or visit them on the web at http://www.nympc.com.

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