Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Sunday, December 1, 2002

CSAA forms proprietary central station committee

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association will hold the first meeting of its Proprietary Central Station Council at the facilities of State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 23-24.

The meeting will include a tour of the State Farm central station and feature discussions on licensing reciprocity and other technical and national issues, said Steve Doyle, executive director of the CSAA.

MAS hosts SIA training class

IRVINE, Calif. - Officials at Monitoring Automation Systems in November said that the company had hosted a five-day Security Industry Association central station operator/instructor class at MAS headquarters here, which attracted more than 18 participants from as far away as Iowa and Missouri.

The attendees toured the MAS facility, as well as that of National Monitoring Center, which is equipped with the MasterMind automation software and is located nearby. Dera DeRoche, president of Alarm Monitoring Services, conducted the training session.

Another operator/instructor class will be held in Irvine Oct. 13-17, 2003.

Voxcom cuts losses in first half of 2002

EDMONTON, Alberta - Voxcom Inc. announced in late October that it had reduced losses for the six months ending Aug. 31, 2002 to $2.1 million compared to $5.5 million in the same period the year before.

Brad Sparrow, president and chief executive officer of Voxcom, said the company was working to improve its operating margins by "generating new customers with economical creation costs and increasing our recurring revenue base."

The company reported a loss per share of $0.41 for the first six months of 2002 and a loss of $0.02 for the second quarter of 2002.