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State farm to host course


BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - State Farm Central Monitoring Services, the proprietary central station of insurance firm State Farm, announced plans to host an Oregon certification trainer course at its headquarters here in mid-January.

Monitronics launches dealer training program


DALLAS - To better equip its dealers with the latest strategies for customer acquisition and retention, Monitronics International launched a new initiative under the banner of Authorized Dealer Sales Training Program.

The new program includes seminars that cover operational concerns such as recruiting and retaining sales representatives, motivating employees, best practices for leads, presentations and networking.

Monitoring America declares $60K dividend

The monitoring co-op issues highest payout in its history

TULSA, Okla. - The board of directors at Monitoring America Alarm Co-Op has approved a $60,000 year-end dividend, the highest in the cooperative’s 14-year history.

RFI launches new central


SAN JOSE, Calif. - Full-service security firm RFI will wrap up the construction of a new central station next month, giving the company an opportunity to further tap into the national third-party monitoring market and increase its technology capabilities.


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SIAC endorses enhanced call verification

NEW YORK - The Security Industry Alarm Coalition announced its endorsement of enhanced call verification at the ISC Expo East in November. At the same time, SIAC discussed the development of a new centralized national ordinance tracking database.

Down this road before, dealers cautious of IASG’s buy of NACC


ALBANY - With Integrated Alarm Services Group’s acquisition of National Alarm Computer Center all but certain, IASG will have to shift its attention away from the paperwork associated with the deal to building relationships with dealers that work with the central station.
Announced in early October, IASG is expected to acquire essentially all of the third-party monitoring center’s assets from Tyco International for $50 million in cash.

Level 5 acquires Westec Interactive

Former teleco executive sees market opportunity in interactive video and audio applications

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Looking to gain a presence in an emerging market, full-service security firm Level 5 Security acquired Westec InterActive Security, an interactive video monitoring firm, from Secom Co.

C-Chip ends talks with Unique Security


MONTREAL- C-Chip Technologies, a publicly held developer of wireless technology used for tracking purposes, announced it ended discussions to acquire Unique Security, a full-service security company.

The deal, which was first announced in June, would have enabled C-Chip to leverage its wireless technology and Unique Security’s monitoring station against the emerging market of automatic vehicle location.



SSN News Poll August 2020

In April, Security Systems News asked readers about the impact COVID-19 was having on their businesses. With many states starting to open up again, this month’s News Poll looks to gauge the state of the industry three months into the coronavirus.