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MKS hires Chuck Speck

Former Bold Technologies president will focus on company growth
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07/20/2016

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—As security software provider MKS’s new EVP, Chuck Speck plans to work on the internal process and communications as well as the customer experience.

Apple Watch SOS and mPERS: Apples and oranges?

PERS execs compare features, assess competition
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07/14/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—On first inspection, the Apple Watch’s newly announced ‘SOS’ feature may seem similar to an mPERS device, but PERS experts who spoke to Security Systems News said comparing an Apple Watch with an mPERS device is like comparing apples and oranges.

CentraLarm: Focus on education for dealers, customer experience

New processes, new training implemented
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07/11/2016

MANCHESTER, N.H.—CentraLarm Monitoring, a wholesale central station based here, is taking a multi-pronged approach to improving customer service, focusing more on dealer education and hospitality.

Bold Technologies refocuses on existing customers

Chuck Speck, Bold president, resigns
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07/05/2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies’ president Chuck Speck recently left the company to pursue other opportunities. Speck’s departure comes as the company takes a new approach, Bold CEO Rod Coles told Security Systems News.

Dynamark moves HQ

FAST Distribution collocated with Dynamark headquarters and monitoring center
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06/29/2016

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark moved its headquarters into the same building as its monitoring center—a 28,000 square-foot space.

Seacoast Security acquires in Maine

Company is actively looking for more purchases
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06/29/2016

WEST ROCKPORT, Maine—Seacoast Security, a full-service company based here, acquired about 3,000 accounts, $80,000 in RMR, from Main Security Surveillance—sister company to Unlimited Technology.

Security Partners helps dealers with funding

Dealer receives multiple, no difference for the consumer’s payments
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06/27/2016

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, a wholesale central station based here, announced a new funding program for its dealers.

Dynamark enters mPERS

Trey Alter: Company will support dealers as they need
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06/22/2016

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark has entered the mPERS space, working with Numera and the Libris device, and introduced a new mPERS program to its dealers.

PPVAR makes headway in California

SIAC’s Stan Martin expects National Sheriff’s Association to join cause
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06/22/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—More law enforcement organizations are recognizing the benefit of alarm verification; the California Police Chiefs Association board of directors adopted a resolution at its annual meeting that clarifies the term “verified alarm” and supports priority response.

Catalyst offers advice to prospective PERS dealers

Affiliated Monitoring’s new conference gives attendees ideas for starting or bettering a PERS business
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06/14/2016

NAPLES, Fla.—Attendees at Affiliated Monitoring’s Catalyst conference walked away with advice on how to start or advance a PERS business, such as devoting resources specifically to PERS sales and marketing and understanding which technology to sell.

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Poll

SSN News Poll September 2016

Some traditional security companies—like LOUD Security and Select Security—are entering the DIY market. What do you think about DIY?