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Should you dread a UL audit?

Not if you’ve done your homework and you know what to expect, two specialists tell the CSAA
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02/05/2013

VIENNA, Va.—For central stations pursuing UL certification or expecting their first audit, there can be uncertainty and maybe even a touch of anxiety. It’s an important benchmark—will your facility be able to stand up to the scrutiny?

ASAP getting closer to reaching ‘critical mass’

Central stations stepping up to speed alarm notifications to PSAPs
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02/01/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—After big strides in 2012 that put an array of technical and logistical challenges behind it, the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol is getting closer to reaching “critical mass” nationwide, according to ASAP proponent Ed Bonifas.

CSG closes year with three fold-in acquisitions

Company adds mostly residential accounts in three states
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01/30/2013

TULSA, Okla.—Central Security Group closed 2012 with three fold-in acquisitions that have expanded the company’s presence in Oklahoma, Arkansas and California.

Mace CS posts growth in 'transitional' year

Central station boosts revenues, accounts amid management changes
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01/30/2013

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Mace Central Station was a bright spot for its parent company in 2012, posting an 11.8 percent increase in revenues through the first nine months of a “transitional” year for the wholesale monitoring operation, Mace Security International CEO and Presiden

SW24 getting positive response to 'no long-term contracts'

New ad in metro New York generates spike in Internet traffic and calls, company says
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01/23/2013

NEW YORK—SecureWatch 24’s promotion of residential monitoring with no long-term contracts has raised eyebrows in the alarm industry, but consumer response has exceeded the company’s expectations since an ad launch on Jan. 2, according to Executive Vice President Jay Stuck.

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.

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SSN News Poll October 2014

More and more connected products in homes and businesses increasingly provide central stations with new revenue and service opportunities to monitor those devices. But some say that to do that, centrals need to change and become more like data centers. Do you agree? Tell us what you think the central station of the future will look like.

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