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Monitronics launches new RISE program

Program to provide support to new dealers

DALLAS—Monitronics this week is launching a new sub-dealer program, RISE, designed to assist new dealers with growing their business.

Security Central acquires third central

$2 million purchase helps company hold North Carolina's monitoring market

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a wholesale monitoring center based here, purchased Loss Prevention Services, a wholesale central station based in Clemmons, N.C., and will make it a load-balancing third location for the company.

CSAA looks for experts to form new tech standards

New standards apply to monitoring centers, PSAPs, manufacturers

VIENNA, Va.—CSAA is looking for subject matter experts on a variety of up and coming technologies to join its new Emerging Technologies Committee—a division of its Standards Committee—to help form new standards.

Monitronics gears up for new charity 5K race

Acclaimed runner Bill Rodgers to be at race

DALLAS—Monitronics is joining with Mission 500 to host the Moni 5K race on Aug. 6 to benefit local schools, the first of what could be an annual event and an example of Mission 500’s new model.

MKS hires Chuck Speck

Former Bold Technologies president will focus on company growth

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

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

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

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

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

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.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?