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Barnes Associates/SSN wholesale monitoring survey finds accounts up nearly 11 percent in 2012

Michael Barnes calls results 'very positive indicator' for industry

YARMOUTH, Maine—The wholesale monitoring industry posted surprisingly strong growth in 2012, with accounts increasing 10.7 percent and average RMR for alarm companies following nearly in lock step, according to a new survey led by Barnes Associates.

Security companies, others eye growth of PERS market

Industry insiders disagree on promise of mobile PERS and whether security companies have the edge in this market

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the market for personal emergency response systems projected to grow substantially in the coming years, it’s easy to see why financial analysts and security companies alike are taking an interest in it.

AvantGuard converts all accounts to SGS' stages platform


OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard Monitoring Centers has converted all of its 110,000 accounts to the stages central station platform from SGS. The move was started on Jan. 18 and completed on Feb. 2 and, according to AvantGuard president Josh Garner, went off without a hitch.

AvantGuard monitors new mobile, smart phone security app

Forsse ready to offer dealers more RMR through mobile security

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard president Josh Garner has a vision for the future of security monitoring, and it’s a little outside the traditional security box.

AvantGuard relocates executive offices, monitoring center

Expanded service offerings forthcoming

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard Monitoring Centers recently completed a move of its corporate headquarters and monitoring center to a new location here. AvantGuard president Josh Garner said the move, while not AvantGuard’s idea, has definitely worked out for the best.