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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.

SW24's Fusion Centre a lifeline during Sandy

N.J. central station doubles as emergency command post for police, officials
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11/07/2012

NEW YORK—With Hurricane Sandy making landfall and forecasters’ worst fears coming true, Gene Dellaglio drove out into the night on Oct. 29 to check on SecureWatch 24’s new Fusion Centre in Moonachie, N.J.

Judge dismisses all claims in Dice v. Bold

Court finds no evidence that Bold accessed Dice’s servers or its central station software
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10/31/2012

BAY CITY, Mich.—A federal judge has dismissed all of Dice Corp.’s claims in its intellectual property lawsuit against Bold Technologies, stating that Dice’s case was based on “conclusory assertions, not evidence.”

Certified Alarms launches wholesale monitoring company

Global Monitoring Solutions opens new central station in Louisiana
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10/31/2012

DENHAM SPRINGS, La.—Certified Alarms, a 22-year-old security integration company based here, has stepped into the wholesale monitoring market by launching a new company with a new central station.

Honeywell expands 4G to VISTA line of alarm panels

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10/24/2012

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell has expanded 4G alarm communications to its popular VISTA platform, which the company says will maximize equipment longevity and performance for dealers.

Security Partners opens Advanced Services Division

Demand for managed video and access control drives new offering
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10/17/2012

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based here, has launched an Advanced Services Division to keep pace with market demand for managed video and access control and to boost RMR for dealers.

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