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American Alarm and Communications’ unique approaches

Unique in central station composition to employee outlook
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12/17/2014

ARLINGTON, Mass.—For American Alarm, it’s not just about the growth of the company, but an invested growth in the individual—which, itself, facilitates company growth. The company on Dec. 15 hosted a visit for a new Security Systems News editor.

Doyle acquires Dakota Systems’ accounts

Expands in footprint and expects more
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12/10/2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems in November acquired 300 accounts from Dakota Systems, both based here, which will now be monitored by Doyle’s central station, based in Henrietta, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester.

Buckeye Protective Services creates new division

‘THE-Central Station’ will develop wholesale monitoring business
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12/10/2014

CANTON, Ohio—Buckeye Protective Services, a monitoring, investigative and employment screening company based here, is creating a new division, under the name THE-Central Station, that will exclusively handle Buckeye’s wholesale monitoring.

Volunteers fighting false alarms in Nevada

Carson City pioneering new approach
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12/09/2014

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The sheriff’s office here is using volunteers to reduce false alarm dispatches, an approach new to the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, SIAC says.

Bold integrates VMAX DVR with Manitou

A further effort to make Manitou a ‘toolbox’
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12/01/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Oct. 28 announced that its Manitou software now integrates with VMAX DVR solutions from Digital Watchdog.

Security Partners to open fourth location

Las Vegas as the strategic next step
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11/26/2014

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners announced Nov. 25 that it is opening a new 7,424- square-foot central station in Las Vegas, adding to its national network of three other locations.

Helping building owners keep watch

SW24’s new offering for multi-family housing
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11/25/2014

NEW YORK—SecureWatch 24 used ISC East 2014 to showcase SecureWatchman, a new offering of customizable video analytic alerts for building owners.

CAA fights Chico on ordinance

Ordinance requires false alarm fines for alarm companies
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11/24/2014

CHICO, Calif.—The California Alarm Association (CAA) and the Sacramento Area Alarm Association (SAAA) are filing a lawsuit against the city of Chico, Calif., after the city on Oct. 21 unanimously passed an ordinance that fines alarm companies for false alarms.

Security Central to offer mPERS

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11/20/2014

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a national wholesale monitoring company, plans to add mPERS to its suite of services.

1 Time, new general manager and a new direction

Michael Joseph to help forge the company’s dealer program
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11/19/2014

HENDERSON, Nev.— Michael J. Joseph, a veteran of the security industry, is pioneering a new dealer program for 1 Time, a small third-party central station in a suburb of Las Vegas, after joining as VP, general manager and part-owner of the company at the end of September.

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