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Central station transformation

The IoT is pushing central monitoring stations to become more sophisticated. It requires significant investment in technology, development and staff to stay competitive
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07/15/2015

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—The Internet of Things culture, where everything is connected, is changing the way people interact and the way business is transacted.

Dealers find an easy way into the DIY space

USA Central partners with Videofied
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07/15/2015

PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—USA Central Station Alarm Corp., working with Videofied’s new neighborhood watch system, is offering its dealers a way to enter the DIY market with no investment.

Consumer Cellular enters mPERS market

Company takes first step outside cellphones; VRI will do monitoring
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07/14/2015

PORTLAND, Ore.—Consumer Cellular, a nationwide mobile phone company focused on the 50-plus demographic, has entered the mPERS market with its new product, the Ally.

Blue Star provides PERS to veterans

Company is ‘By vets, for vets’
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07/08/2015

BETHESDA, Md.—Blue Star, a veteran-focused PERS provider based here, is looking to more than triple its sales by this fall, in part by partnering with veterans’ organizations.

UCC, ADT talk on training Millennials

ESX panel focuses on new central station operators
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07/08/2015

BALTIMORE—Underlining the important work that central station operators do is key when training Millennials who are now entering the workforce and the security industry, according to panelists at ESX.

ESX Panel: To PERS or Not to PERS

Speakers underline necessities for monitoring PERS
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07/01/2015

BALTIMORE—Monitoring PERS and mPERS is different from monitoring traditional alarms, ESX 2015 panelists said in the “To PERS or Not to PERS” educational session, and those who can’t handle all that monitoring PERS entails in-house might be better leaving that the market to central stations that can.

UL introduces standard for managed video

UL-827 b introduced at ESX 2015
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06/26/2015

BALTIMORE—UL announced a new standard for managed video services, UL-827 b.

Mason Monitoring moves

Company expands account base, footprint
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06/17/2015

KINGS PARK, N.Y.—Mason Monitoring, a third party central based here, is building a new central station, more than twice the size of its current facility, as a result of international account growth.

Monitoring companies called to action at NFPA meeting

Code’s language could create a ‘monopoly,’ shut out professional monitoring companies
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06/15/2015

CHICAGO—Alarm monitoring organizations, including CSAA and IESA, are rallying the industry to vote on two motions at the NFPA’s annual meeting, scheduled to take place June 25.

Growth and expansions coming to UCC

New facility and RMR milestone
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06/10/2015

SAN ANTONIO—United Central Control, a wholesale monitoring center based here, is planning to build an out-of-state back-up central station, possibly in Nashville, Tenn., Mark Matlock, company SVP, told Security Systems News. That news comes alongside other growth developments at the company.

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SSN News Poll October 2015

Some security companies are very active in charities. SSI founded Allegiant Giving to provide disabled veterans with specialized wheelchairs. Alliance Security donates security systems to victims of domestic violence. Dozens of security companies support Mission 500. Is your company involved?

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