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Look who's watching now: central adds video

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02/01/2005

LACEY, Wash. - Achieving a goal conceived several months ago, Alarm Center Inc.

AvantGuard paints its success

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02/01/2005

OGDEN, Utah - Seizing an opportunity to grow its monitoring business, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers purchased and upgraded Security Associates International’s regional central station here and increased its overall business to more than 40,000 in little more than one year.

Before consolidating its nationwide monitoring activities, SAI operated numerous central stations throughout the country.

As monitoring tide shifts, Seacoast seeks UL-listing to shore up future

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02/01/2005

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.

“Our focus this year is to improve internal structure in a number of ways,” said Dave Haynes, president of the 30-year-old company.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2005

Monitronics okays cellular systems

DALLAS - Third-party monitoring firm Monitronics has endorsed the installation and service of cellular alarm systems by the company’s authorized dealers.

As a result, Monitronics’ 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.

Price points, technology advantages drives remote monitoring services

Maximum Monitoring Services experiences growth with new offering
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01/01/2005

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.

“The technology has been hot since day one,” said Steve Pastor, vice president of sales and a partner in the business.

Security Partners inks deal with TeleAlarm

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01/01/2005

LANCASTER, Pa. - In a move to increase service offerings and, in turn, possible customers for its dealers, Security Partners has entered into a co-marketing and product agreement with Reading, Pa.

Dealers to gain access to cash

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2005

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 the central station’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.

State farm to host course

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01/01/2005

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.

Down this road before, dealers cautious of IASG’s buy of NACC

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12/01/2004

ALBANY - With Integrated Alarm Services Group’s acquisition of National Alarm Computer Center all but certain, IASG will have to shift its attention away from the paperwork associated with the deal to building relationships with dealers that work with the central station.
Announced in early October, IASG is expected to acquire essentially all of the third-party monitoring center’s assets from Tyco International for $50 million in cash.

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