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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.

California leads the way for SIAC

Organization forging new law enforcement partnerships in 2015
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11/17/2014

CHULA VISTA, Calif.—California is leading the way in adopting false alarm ordinances, according to Jon Sargent, the industry/law enforcement liaison for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition.

Howard launches Global Monitoring Solutions

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11/11/2014

DENHAM SPRINGS, La.—Rusty Howard decided to launch a brand new wholesale monitoring center, Global Monitoring Solutions—GMS for short—after being in the alarm business for 23 years.

Market Trends: NOC, NOC

Who’s there at Network Operations Centers in the security industry today and in the future?
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11/11/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Like many elements of the competitive and warp-speed security industry, network operations centers have different meanings for different players in different roles.

Bold executives launch new company White Rabbit Electronics

New central station technology will power the ‘connected home’
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11/07/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technology executives Rod Coles and Chuck Speck today announced that they’ve launched White Rabbit Electronics, a new company that enables a central station to deliver the “connected home.”

Women in Security: Maria Moretti, joining the industry by accident, staying on purpose

American Alarm’s Maria Moretti says a broad-based industry education is key to success
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11/05/2014

ARLINGTON, Mass.—There were very few women in the security industry in 1985, when Maria Moretti, upon graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, joined American Alarm, based here. While her introduction to the industry was something of a happy accident, her decision to make a career in security was deliberate—a result of the satisfaction she derived from helping people in critical situations.

Hurricane threat cancels CSSA annual meeting in Bermuda

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10/16/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Hurricane Gonzalo has forced CSAA International to cancel its 2014 Annual Meeting, scheduled for Oct. 17-22 in Bermuda.

Market Trends: Audio-video monitoring on the rise, with cautious approach

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10/15/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—There are good reasons for the inclusion of audio applications in video monitoring—just as there are reasons for hesitation on the part of integrators and end users.

Will mobile worker apps become ‘ubiquitous’ in security?

An analyst from Frost & Sullivan expects mobile worker apps for sales personnel and technicians to be the norm
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10/14/2014

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Among recent trends gaining traction in the security industry, mobile worker apps stand out as one of the most highly deployed and frequently discussed. Such tools have transformed the way field sales personnel and technicians do business, allowing them to be more efficient and effective on the job.

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SSN News Poll January 2015

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