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For Affiliated Monitoring, an app can make an impact

Part of a main thread at company
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02/11/2015

UNION, N.J.—What a monitoring company offers its dealers makes a difference, according to Michael Zydor, managing director for Affiliated Monitoring, which strives to continually update its dealer app as well as monthly dealer reports.

CSM transitions to multi-redundant system

The move to blade servers coming this year
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02/04/2015

ESTACADA, Ore.—Central Station Monitoring, a third-party central station based here, decided to switch from traditional servers to blade servers, which can do the work of 800 servers across two units. This will increase the company’s redundancy and back-up capabilities, according to Dimitri Begeor, CSM’s manager of dealer development.

UL certifies first cloud-based automation platform, SBN Cloud

IBS: Product can dramatically reduce UL certification cost
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01/28/2015

DALLAS—Innovative Business Software, a provider of central station software, says its SBN Cloud could reduce the amount of infrastructure needed for a UL-listed central station, cutting costs of building a new monitoring center by up to 75 percent.

ACA adds dealer marketing service

Helping dealers battle attrition
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01/19/2015

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance launched a new web application for its dealers to help with attrition.

Rapid Response to hire 70

Syracuse company to host career fair
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01/13/2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Rapid Response Monitoring, based here, hosted a career fair at the Destiny USA mall, also here, on Jan. 14, to hire candidates for more than 70 openings. The company planned to hold first-round interviews with applicants at the event.

SentryNet offering classes on taking on large nationals

Preparing dealers to go ‘toe-to-toe with ADT’
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01/07/2015

RICHLAND, Miss.—SentryNet, a third-party monitoring station with locations in Tennessee and Florida, started a series of classes in December designed to teach its dealers how to compete with the likes of ADT, Vivint and other national companies.

Central gets into software business

Third-party monitoring company a.p.i. Monitoring has new mPERS partnership
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01/07/2015

TORONTO—Operating seven central stations across the United States and Canada, a.p.i. Monitoring will offer more to its dealers, with proprietary accounting software to be released Q3 2015, and a new mPERS partnership agreement to monitor Numera devices.

American Alarm and Communications’ unique approach

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.

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Poll

SSN News Poll May 2015

It seems that another cloud-based security product or service comes out every day. Do you believe, as 3xLOGIC’s Matt Kushner said, “[Integrators] who continue to offer conventional access and video are going to be adding to a shrinking market. The new, growing market is cloud-based managed services.”? Is 2015 the year that cloud will finally have its security industry day in the sun?

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