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World Wide Security changing the PSAP data model for mPERS

The company’s PERS division, Life Button 24, is rolling out a new service that central stations can use to get timely PSAP data

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Since the inception of mobile PERS, central stations have faced the problem of getting the devices to cheaply and reliably identify the appropriate public safety answering point during an emergency situation.

Centralarm opens new West Coast facility

President says the one-time regional company is now in 'acquisition mode'

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Centralarm Monitoring, based here, has added a third facility in Monterey, Calif., a move that reflects a concerted effort by the company to continue expanding its national footprint.

ADT to acquire Protectron for $500 million

Imperial Capital’s John Mack: Agreed upon deal is ‘far and away’ the largest deal for ADT as independent company

BOCA RATON, Fla.—In what will be its largest acquisition as an independent company, ADT has agreed to acquire Canada-based monitoring giant Protectron in a $500 million deal, giving the company another 400,000 customers north of the border.

Guardian brings in former central station leader at AT&T

Jason Bradley says ASAP to PSAP is 'high on the deployment list'

WARRENDALE, Pa.—Jason Bradley, the newly hired director of central station operations at Guardian Protection Services, was drawn to the company in part because of the management team’s vision of the central station as a centerpiece of its message to customers and dealers.

Startup’s mPERS device has siren, camera, pepper spray

Pangaea, developer of the Defender, is crowdfunding, hopes to emulate success of Canary

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.—A developer of Internet-enabled life safety products is teaming up with a central station software provider to bring what it’s calling “everywhere security” to alarm monitoring.

AES' IntelliStart service making an impact

In addition to the training service, the company launched a pair of "productivity tools" at ISC West

LAS VEGAS—Since August 2012, when AT&T announced it will discontinue its 2G service on Jan. 1, 2017, talk about the need for central stations and dealers to protect themselves from the adverse effects of cellular “sunsets” has picked up.  

NMC opens new central station

California facility boasts enhanced infrastructure and redundancies, new education center

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center’s new 25,000-square-foot hot-redundant central station, located here, features upgrades in hardware, infrastructure, telecommunications and redundancies, Woodie Andrawos, executive vice president of NMC, told Security Systems News.

I-View Now unites verified alarms and analytics

The company’s Cloud Analytic, which debuted at ISC West, runs an analytic through video alarms pulled from proprietary devices

HENDERSON, Nev.—Verified alarms are based on the idea that more information for central station results in better, more efficient response from law enforcement. That principle is behind the development of a cloud analytic from I-View-Now, a service that suggests that even in the category of verification, there is room to know more.

Speck named president of Bold Technologies

R&D, new technology partnerships on Speck’s to-do list; company to launch two versions of PBX enterprise product at ISC West

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, a provider of central station automation software, has promoted Chuck Speck, formerly the VP of the company, to be its new president.

NMC opens new central station


LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center has announced the opening of a new 25,000-square-foot facility here, according to a news release.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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