WEST ROCKPORT, Maine - With more and more insurance companies requiring UL-listed central stations for fire and burglar monitoring, Seacoast Security has initiated a plan to be fully compliant and approved by the organization by the third quarter of 2005.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our focus this year is to improve internal structure in a number of ways,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Dave Haynes, president of the 30-year-old company.
Increases dependent on customer service, new applications
Aliso Viejo, Calif. - By keeping a watchful eye on new technologies and customer service, National Monitoring Center expects to continue to grow at such a pace that it will reach 100,000 accounts during its fourth year in business.
New Orleans - In a move of pre-emptive action, third-party monitoring center Alarm Monitoring Services has taken a proactive approach to address potential communications issues surrounding Voice-over Internet Protocol services.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have been focusing a lot on the VoIP issue,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Cindy Smith, vice president of operations at the company.
DALLAS - Third-party monitoring firm Monitronics has endorsed the installation and service of cellularÃ‚Â alarmÃ‚Â systemsÃ‚Â byÃ‚Â the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s authorized dealers.
As a result, MonitronicsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ authorized dealers are now eligible to receive funding for the accounts that use wireless technology as the primary or back-up means of communication between the alarm system and the central station.
AURORA, Ontario - By investing in and promoting Internet-based surveillance technologies to its dealers, third-party monitoring firm Maximum Monitoring Services experienced a 60-percent increase in accounts picked up last year.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The technology has been hot since day one,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Steve Pastor, vice president of sales andÃ‚Â a partner inÃ‚Â the business.
First time Dispatch Center offers program
STAFFORD, Texas - In the first deal of its kind for the firm, Sweetwater Security Capital has partnered with San Antonio-based Dispatch Center to provide up to $10 million in financing in the next 12 months to theÃ‚Â central stationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dealers.
Sweetwater intends to provide all of the $10 million in the first year of the program to acquire accounts, and use an undisclosed amount of money in future years.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - State Farm Central Monitoring Services, the proprietary central station of insurance firm State Farm, announced plans to host an Oregon certification trainer course at its headquarters here in mid-January.