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SSN marks 10 years of celebrating Women in Security

This year features women from JCI, Resideo, CMS and others
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11/27/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the 10th consecutive year, Security Systems News has the honor of featuring several outstanding Women in Security, each of whom has stood out in her company and within the industry. This year’s profiles include women from different areas of the business, including commercial integrators, manufacturers and monitoring centers.

Women in Security: Rose Sabourin of CMS

Sabourin reflects on how the landscape of security has changed over her past 24 years
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11/27/2018

LONGWOOD, Fla.—In early November, Rose Sabourin marked 24 years with CMS, the wholesale monitoring center based here.

Where is video monitoring now?

Representatives from four monitoring centers provide insight on the video monitoring market
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07/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Video monitoring, including proactive video monitoring, guard tours, video verification and even MIY among consumers, is on the rise, according to six wholesale monitoring professionals interviewed by Security Systems News.

CMS launches new dealer portal

Company focused on informing and training its dealers on the proprietary portal
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05/03/2017

LONGWOOD, Fla.—CMS is now launching CMS Compass, a proprietary dealer portal for the company’s dealers, allowing them to see more information relevant to their business on the portal’s dashboard.

CMS’ Tony Wilson talks about DragonFly

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I recently got the chance to have an email conversation with CMS’ president Tony Wilson about the company working with Honeywell’s DragonFly DIY offering. The DragonFly product is a self-installed system that is tied to professional monitoring. Wilson said the company hopes to have dealers on the DIY program by the end of June.

CMS joins ASAP

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11/06/2015

LONGWOOD, Fla.—Criticom Monitoring Services went live with ASAP to PSAP program in mid-October, starting with the city of Richmond, Va.

Possible Protection 1 buyers: PE firm, telecom or cableco

Pro 1 is reportedly up for sale with a $1.5b price tag, and an analyst tells SSN having an 'asset of this quality' on the market is unusual
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08/06/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Home security giant Protection 1 is up for sale for more than $1.5 billion, Reuters reported this week. Likely buyers could range from a top private equity firm to a telecom or cableco, an industry analyst told Security Systems News.

PPVAR panels at ISC West merit a close look

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

For anyone monitoring the progress of the latest push toward a comprehensive verified alarm standard, there’s a pair of consecutive PPVAR panel sessions at ISC West that are can’t-miss in stature.

Floor space filling up fast at ESX

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ESX is one of the fastest-growing trade shows in the country, a distinction that hasn’t been lost on the industry’s top monitoring and integration companies.

Sizing up the competition

Go small for better service and big for better pricing? It’s not always that easy when comparing central stations
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08/07/2012

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”
That pearl of wisdom from baseball legend Satchel Paige could very well be applied to the world of wholesale alarm monitoring. The competition is fierce and getting fiercer, raising the stakes for central stations of all sizes. Dissatisfaction over real or perceived problems can prompt a dealer to jump ship, costing a company a chunk of RMR and maybe even a bit of its reputation.

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