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Skyhawk acquires IT firm

The merged company, called Skyhawk Group, plans to cross-sell its array of services
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10/02/2013

BATON ROUGE, La.—As more panels go IP in businesses and homes, security companies are continuing to see the allure of bringing some IT minds in-house.

PERS company valuations predicted to rise

Epstein: Look for more PE activity in PERS market
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09/25/2013

PARK CITY, Utah—Fresh off moderating a PERS Summit panel, Barry Epstein, president of Dallas-based Vertex Capital, expects the PERS acquisition market to heat up as valuations climb.

SIA eyes federal budget resolution

Sequestration could be a factor in determining funding for major security grant programs
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09/24/2013

WASHINGTON—The crisis in Syria only further roils what was already expected to be a turbulent few months in Congress leading up to the holidays. Despite the din, the Security Industry Association has developed a plan to advance some of its own objectives, of which there are many.

Customizing PERS to specific health needs

Essence USA president says new PERS system has many options, can function in large radius, monitor an individual’s temperature and routine
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09/11/2013

HOBOKEN, N.J.—Essence USA, a manufacturer and developer of security systems and monitoring and health care solutions that is based here, has launched its third-generation PERS product—the EverGuard-Care, a wireless home health monitoring system.

Affiliated Monitoring to offer new video monitoring platform

Rollout to take place at Affiliated Monitoring’s dealer summit in December
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09/11/2013

UNION, N.J.—It’s no secret: video monitored alarm systems are gaining momentum. For many dealers, such systems are on the verge of becoming major sources of RMR—if they haven’t become so already.

Video verification goes mainstream

Honeywell, a PPVAR platinum associate member, will begin manufacturing video-verified intrusion alarms
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09/04/2013

HENDERSON, N.V.—In a move that some believe may spur broader mainstream adoption of video verified alarms, Honeywell Security has joined the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response as a platinum associate member, according to a statement from PPVAR.

SAFE Security gets new CFO and COO

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09/03/2013

SAN RAMON, Calif.—SAFE Security has announced a pair of management changes.

Security Central to open second central station

The new facility offers redundancy, disaster recovery capabilities and more space in anticipation of growth
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08/28/2013

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a third party central station based here, is preparing to open a second central station in North Carolina in October.

IP forwarding services seeing greater demand

As IP panels proliferate, central stations are finding more reasons to have their own IP addresses—and to resell individual IP addresses to their dealer base
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08/27/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—As the IP revolution continues to reshape the alarm industry, those in the monitoring space are finding some non-traditional ways to boost RMR and improve operations in an increasingly IP-centric world.

Security Partners acquires Response Center USA

The deal provides redundancy, and is expected to increase number of dealers taking advantage of managed services offerings
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08/21/2013

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based here, has acquired San Antonio, Texas-based Response Center USA, a move that adds “better than 100 dealers” to its network, Mike Bodnar, president of Security Partners, told Security Systems News.

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