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SW24's Fusion Centre a lifeline during Sandy

N.J. central station doubles as emergency command post for police, officials
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11/07/2012

NEW YORK—With Hurricane Sandy making landfall and forecasters’ worst fears coming true, Gene Dellaglio drove out into the night on Oct. 29 to check on SecureWatch 24’s new Fusion Centre in Moonachie, N.J.

Judge dismisses all claims in Dice v. Bold

Court finds no evidence that Bold accessed Dice’s servers or its central station software
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10/31/2012

BAY CITY, Mich.—A federal judge has dismissed all of Dice Corp.’s claims in its intellectual property lawsuit against Bold Technologies, stating that Dice’s case was based on “conclusory assertions, not evidence.”

Certified Alarms launches wholesale monitoring company

Global Monitoring Solutions opens new central station in Louisiana
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10/31/2012

DENHAM SPRINGS, La.—Certified Alarms, a 22-year-old security integration company based here, has stepped into the wholesale monitoring market by launching a new company with a new central station.

Honeywell expands 4G to VISTA line of alarm panels

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10/24/2012

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell has expanded 4G alarm communications to its popular VISTA platform, which the company says will maximize equipment longevity and performance for dealers.

Security Partners opens Advanced Services Division

Demand for managed video and access control drives new offering
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10/17/2012

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based here, has launched an Advanced Services Division to keep pace with market demand for managed video and access control and to boost RMR for dealers.

'Last big bite' in fight against false dispatches

SIAC director says alarm industry needs to step up and properly train customers
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10/10/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—A conversation at the 2012 Electronic Security Expo in Nashville reminded Ron Walters just how far the alarm industry has to go on the home front to reduce false dispatches.

Dynamark helping dealers open door to Web

Company makes ‘big push’ at convention to promote online marketing support
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10/03/2012

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Most alarm dealers know the drill about the Web. They realize they should be using it to help their business gain and maintain an edge, but where do you start? Who do you call? And what about the time and expense?

Telguard kit upgrades 2G communicators facing ‘sunset’

Commercial units can be converted to 3G/4G while preserving UL certifications
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09/26/2012

ATLANTA, Ga.—Telguard, a provider of wireless alarm monitoring solutions, has rolled out a conversion kit that allows dealers to upgrade their commercial 2G cellular communicators to 3G/4G without voiding UL certifications at the installation site.

SW24’s ‘game-changer’: No long-term monitoring contracts

Company will handle residential intrusion with monthly agreements
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09/12/2012

NEW YORK—SecureWatch 24 is entering the residential intrusion market with what it calls a “blast from the past” for the security industry: no long-term monitoring contracts, with customers owning their equipment and paying up front to cover installation costs.

Jensby back in industry at San Jose-based RFI

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09/12/2012

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Mary Jensby, formerly central station and data entry director for Monitronics, has been named call center director at RFI Communications & Security Systems, an integration and monitoring company based here.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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