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DGA central recognizes tech convergence trend


New York - Serving an elite clientele and anchored in Manhattan’s Jewelry District, DGA Security Systems Inc. is opening a central monitoring station designed exclusively to meld video and security.

Emergency24 launches LifeCard program


CHICAGO - After a year of development, wholesale monitoring firm Emergency24 has launched the LifeCard Services program, enabling dealers and their affiliates to market three new services to both customers and non-customers, alike.

The three programs - Life-CardHome, LifeCardHealth and LifeCardSecure - are yearly services that offer remote storage of personal and financial information that is available upon request by subscribers and third parties.

UCC beats customer sign up projections


SAN ANTONIO, Tex-as - United Central Control is on track to surpass its goal of 52 new dealer contracts for the year, having already signed 25 dealers since the first of the year. The new business has translated into 20,000 accounts for the alarm monitoring company.

GTCR completes purchase of Honeywell monitoring


CHICAGO - GTCR Golder Rauner has completed its acquisition of Honeywell Security Monitoring from Honeywell International. The private equity firm paid $315.

Boulder PD adds verification measures


BOULDER - Identifying the important role security companies play in the community, the Boulder Police Department implemented last month a non-response policy for habitual false alarm offenders that can be reversed through education and system upgrades.

The police department enacted a non-response policy for homes and businesses that cause three false alarms within a six-month period.


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CSAA course addresses false alarms

VIENNA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association plans to launch an online false alarm reduction course this fall.

IASG acquires Alliant out of bankruptcy

Acquired portfolio consists of 17,000 accounts in northern and southern California




SSN News Poll July 2017

Research firms, such as ABI Research and IHS Markit, have recently examined the smart home market, how it is changing and what its future might look like. Parks Associates is currently gearing up for its annual conference on smart home technology. What are you seeing in the smart home market?