VIENNA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association launched an online false alarm prevention course in March that is now being considered as a mandatory training tool for consumers by an undisclosed city in the metropolitan Chicago area.
MALIBU, Calif. - Established to pursue acquisitions in the homeland security and security information systems fields, Vinoble announced last month plans to acquire wholesale monitoring firm 21st Sentry Monitoring Systems.
EDMONTON, Alberta - In its push to add up to 3,000 accounts this year, Consolidated Monitoring embarked on an advertising campaign for the first time in its history and looks to offer remote video monitoring services within the next few months.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our growth has always been word-of-mouth, through respect in the industry,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Gord Willey, general manager at the company.
ESTACADA, Ore. - Looking for modest, sustainable growth over the next few years, Central Station Monitoring invested in a number of technology upgrades and created a new position to help promote its services to prospective dealers.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - In an effort to keep up with the success of its wholesale monitoring activities and authorized dealer program, Security Associates International renovated its central station here with meeting and technology enhancements.
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Careful not to jump on any technology bandwagons, United Monitoring Services spent more than a year researching and planning the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recent upgrade to Digital Security ControlsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Sur-Gard System III receiver.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?