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COPS to offer mPERS monitoring

Company plans rollout for late summer
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03/14/2018

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, a company with a network of six monitoring centers across the U.S., is looking to monitor mobile personal emergency response systems for its dealers this year.

MKS is revamping Micro Key University

The software company breaks 1,200 customer mark
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03/14/2018

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—MKS, a provider of monitoring center software, recently announced that it is revamping Micro Key University. The company’s EVP Chuck Speck told Security Systems News that account growth was a factor for the re-launch.

Dynamark had a good year in 2017, shares contributing factors

CEO Trey Alter sees signs of a healthy industry
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02/15/2018

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers had a good year in 2017, beating sales goals, acquiring a second central station and increasing wholesale business. Company executives talked with Security Systems News about the processes and philosophies that facilitated the growth.

Security Partners celebrates 20 years

Company to break ground on new HQ, has new website
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02/06/2018

LANCASTER, Pa.—On Feb. 10, Security Partners marks 20 years in the wholesale monitoring space, and as it hits this milestone the company is making improvements and planning for a new, bigger headquarters based here.

Familiar faces are new owners at AvantGuard, Freeus

AvantGuard announces new $20m line of credit, new CFO
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01/24/2018

OGDEN, Utah—On Jan. 1, executives from AvantGuard and Freeus became part owners of a newly formed holding company called Becklar.

Medical Guardian launches Freedom Guardian

New smart watch includes emergency response, transportation, and messaging capabilities
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01/16/2018

LAS VEGAS—PERS company Medical Guardian at CES 2018 launched a new product, the Freedom Guardian, a smart watch designed specifically for seniors’ everyday use as well as for emergencies.

ADT brings verification to SMB customers using its Pulse platform

Company plans to bring verification to residential Pulse customers in 2018
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01/10/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced in late December that it could verify alarms through cameras connected for small- to medium-sized business customers on the ADT Pulse platform nationwide.

PPVAR looks to update standards, implement new training in 2018

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12/19/2017

FRESNO, Calif.—The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response is working to release updated best practices on video and audio verified alarms and put out new verification training modules for operators in the coming year.

TMA releases new Level 1 operator training course

Association to work on false alarm training course and updating Level 2 in 2018
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12/13/2017

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association recently announced a new Level 1 training course for operators.

NMC hires new director of national sales

Industry veteran Nicola Oakie brings more than 20 years’ experience to her new role
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12/13/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—NMC recently hired Nicola Oakie, who previously worked as the general manager with American Video and Security and then the director of business development at I-View Now, as the company’s new director of national sales.

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Poll

SSN News Poll July 2018

The guidelines for the EU GDPR—or General Data Protection Regulation—will become enforceable on May 25. These regulations, while being focused on European countries and their citizens, will have impacts for U.S.-focused companies. Is your security company concerned about the GDPR?