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I-View Now integrates with Nest cameras

Nest’s Gene LaNois says verification will benefit traditional dealers
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11/01/2017

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Smart home company Nest, based here, recently announced a new partnership with I-View Now, bringing video verification into its cameras.

TMA holds 2017 Annual Meeting in Arizona

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10/25/2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Monitoring Association held its 2017 annual meeting here, Oct. 7-11, the first annual meeting since changing the association’s name from CSAA. Included here is a brief overview of some of the educational sessions and a couple of topics that speakers addressed.

Dynamark buys second monitoring center

Company acquired Buckeye Protective Services, based in Ohio
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10/04/2017

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers in late September announced its purchase of Buckeye Protective Services, in Canton, Ohio, as a redundant central station to its monitoring center based here.

American Burglary and Fire remodels headquarters

Remodeled facility to have a more open, modern feel
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09/25/2017

FENTON, Mo.—American Burglary and Fire, a full-service security company based here, expects to finish the remodel of its facility in October, a project that first entered planning two years ago.

Medical alert systems: A current PERSpective

Four executives in the PERS or mPERS space weigh in on the technology today
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09/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—The PERS space has been evolving much in the past several years, now with several conferences that discuss the topic, including the MAMA annual meeting, Affiliated Monitoring’s Catalyst and The PERS Summit.

Eyewitness Surveillance merges with Watchdog Virtual Guard

Companies both work in protecting metal recycling plants
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08/30/2017

HANOVER, Md.—Eyewitness Surveillance, a provider of remote video monitoring and other security services based here, is merging security solution provider Watchdog Virtual Guard into its operations.

Central Monitoring Operators: training, empathy and thinking really fast

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08/30/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—A central monitoring station can be a cool place to work—if your idea of cool is not knowing what’s going to happen from one minute to the next, or talking people through crises, real and perceived, or getting information fast and accurate while determining whether lives are at stake.

Freeus starts PERS University

New educational content will be exclusive to the company’s dealers
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08/30/2017

OGDEN, Utah—Freeus, an mPERS manufacturer based here, will be offering dealers education on how to enter and grow in the personal emergency response system space, called PERS University. Freeus will offer webinars, videos, one-on-one guidance and marketing materials.

New California bill protects alarm companies from false alarm fines

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08/23/2017

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—California Gov. Jerry Brown on July 31 signed AB 1616 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian into law, bringing false alarm fines to the alarm permit holders, not alarm companies, unless the alarm company is responsible.

VRI makes PERS acquisition

Company to exceed $5 million in RMR
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07/20/2017

FRANKLIN, Ohio—VRI, a large PERS provider based here, recently purchased Healthcom, a healthcare technology provider based in Sullivan, Ill. VRI announced the partnership at the end of June.

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Poll

SSN News Poll January 2018

ADT recently announced its finalized acquisition of DATASHIELD and the new brand of ADT Cybersecurity. What are your thoughts on physical security companies in the cybersecurity space?