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FARA calls for consistency on DIY alarm regulations

Group says any ordinance that applies to professionally installed systems should pertain to DIY systems as well
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01/16/2013

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The False Alarm Reduction Association is calling on municipalities to regulate do-it-yourself alarm systems the same way they would professionally installed systems, including the assessment of fees and fines.

D.C. implements ASAP

Streamlined alarm processing to cut workload on 911 call takers
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01/09/2013

WASHINGTON—The District of Columbia has implemented the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol, becoming the sixth U.S. municipality to take the step toward faster and more efficient alarm call management.

Security Partners forms alliance for remote managed access

Partnership with Ontario-based RBH expands RMR opportunities for dealers
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12/19/2012

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based here, is now offering the latest in remotely managed access services—along with new opportunities for RMR—through an alliance with RBH Access Technologies.

Dice appeals judge’s ruling in case against Bold

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12/12/2012

BAY CITY, Mich.—Dice Corp. has asked a federal judge to reconsider the dismissal of a lawsuit that alleged Bold Technologies unlawfully accessed Dice’s servers and stole its proprietary software, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court here.

Video 'big hook' for Monitor America

New central station getting down to business after serving as command post during Sandy
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12/05/2012

MOONACHIE, N.J.—Monitor America has moved into SecureWatch 24’s new Fusion Centre here, aiming to put itself ahead of the curve for what it believes is the future of the monitoring industry: video and managed services.

Flint billing security companies for false alarms

SIAC urges Michigan city to shift fees to customers
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12/05/2012

FLINT, Mich.—A decision by the city to begin billing security companies for false alarms—more than $31,000 in the first month alone—has the industry working with police to shift the burden to end users.

COPS Monitoring acquires AlarmWATCH

Purchase of Maryland-based company includes 150,000 accounts
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11/28/2012

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring has acquired AlarmWATCH of Hunt Valley, Md., a deal that brings the nationwide wholesale monitoring provider 400 new dealers and 150,000 accounts.

United Protection Security acquires Toronto central, looks to U.S.

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11/28/2012

EDMONTON, Alberta—United Protection Security Group, a security provider specializing in guard services and remote video surveillance, has made its first acquisition in the alarm monitoring space by purchasing Toronto-based Security Monitoring Station Inc.

Maria Malice: Respect, decision by decision

For the fourth consecutive year, SSN is profiling women who are making their mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of security. Malice, Arizona Alarm Association president and a VP at COPS Monitoring, is one of six women featured.
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11/19/2012

SecurTek acquires new accounts in Manitoba

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11/07/2012

YORKTON, Saskatchewan—SecurTek Monitoring Solutions has acquired 1,400 customer accounts from Manitoba-based Priority Alarms in a deal worth $715,000, SecurTek announced on Nov. 6.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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