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UL issues UL 827 B listing for remote guarding services

Elite Interactive Solutions is now a UL-certified provider

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—UL announced in early October that Elite Interactive Solutions is the first company certified for remote guarding under UL 827 B, its listing for managed video.

Red Hawk chooses Affiliated for monitoring

Red Hawk’s central station will now be owned and operated by Affiliated

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Red Hawk Fire & Security announced this week that its accounts will now be monitored by Affiliated Monitoring as part of a new alliance between the companies. Additionally, Affiliated will now own and operate Red Hawk’s central as a load-balancing monitoring center.

Monitronics changes its name

Company to become more visible to consumers through marketing campaign

DALLAS—Monitronics on Sept. 30 announced a rebranding, changing the company name to MONI and rolling out a new marketing effort.

Eyewitness Surveillance receives $25m line of credit

Company also receives investment from private equity firm

HANOVER, Md.—Eyewitness Surveillance, a provider of video analytics and monitored video surveillance based here, received a $25 million five-year revolving line of credit from Capital One, the bank announced in mid-September. At the same time, Eyewitness received a separate investment from private equity firm LLR Partners, based in Philadelphia.

Wholesale monitoring company success: It’s all about the dealer

Monitoring companies mine data for dealers, provide the latest in technical offerings

YARMOUTH, Maine—Wholesale monitoring centers use a variety of methods to grow their revenue and account bases, but dealer relations and support is the key to success, according to several executives who spoke to Security Systems News.

Dynamark gets $15m in funding

Line of credit will be put toward acquisitions and business expansion

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Monitoring, a wholesale central station based here, received a $15 million senior credit facility from Citizens Commercial Banking, a division of Citizens Bank.

Virtual roundtable: Monitoring in the cloud

What are the benefits? Who’s jumping onboard?

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the past few years, several providers have introduced monitoring center software that will enable central station infrastructure to sit in the cloud. Proponents of this software say it can reduce the cost of entry for new monitoring stations to start up, bring new capabilities to existing monitoring stations and make it easier for end users to set up proprietary monitoring stations.

CSM to double capacity for accounts

Company to increase the number of monitoring center operators

ESTACADA, Ore.—Central Station Monitoring, a wholesale monitoring center based here, is reorganizing its central to make room for doubling its operators, which will allow the company to grow.

SecurityTrax increases integrations

Company has been gaining momentum since its 2015 acquisition by

TYSONS, Va.—SecurityTrax, a cloud-based CRM offering from, integrated with four new monitoring centers recently.

ADT strengthens its monitoring with deeper I-View Now integration

New API-model increases business efficiencies, ease of adding accounts in I-View Now’s platform

HENDERSON, Nev.—I-View Now, a cloud-based central station video platform, deepens product integration with ADT for video verification and central station video monitoring services.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?