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GMS puts final touches on central station addition

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01/01/2003

LONG BEACH, Calif. -General Monitoring Services is wrapping up the final touches on a major technological and physical upgrade to its central station here that will provide a platform for new services and additional account growth.

COPS to open West Coast central station

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01/01/2003

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -An independent contract monitoring center is looking to build a backup central station here, a move that company officials expect will boost both the reliability of the company’s monitoring operations as well as its West Coast market share.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

Sonitrol to install hand readers

CAMPBELL, Calif. -IR Recognition Systems, a unit of IR Security & Safety Group’s Electronic Access Control, has struck a deal with Sonitrol to link IR’s HandReader biometric hand geometry device with Sonitrol’s access control panels.

SAI faces delisting, UL complaint

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01/01/2003

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -Following months of steadily declining stock prices and public complaints from dealers regarding operational issues at the company, troubled wholesale monitoring company Security Associates International in late November announced that it was in danger of being delisted from the American Stock Exchange because of its financial status and is also the subject of a complaint letter filed with Underwriters Laboratories.

Home integrator to market retail, installation concept

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12/01/2002

HOUSTON - A holding company here with a structured cabling division has launched a home security monitoring service and is looking at bundling its home installation and other residential product manufacturing divisions into a national retail and installation model over the next five years.
SpectraSource Inc.

Former telecom exec opens locally operated Calif. central

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12/01/2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Less than a year after SureWest Communications Inc.

Olympia mulls response issues

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Local officials here are mulling their options, including verified response, as law enforcement and city officials try to find a solution to the false alarm problem.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2002

CSAA forms proprietary central station committee

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association will hold the first meeting of its Proprietary Central Station Council at the facilities of State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, Ill.

IACP endorses multiple call

Group will urge central stations to adopt policy
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12/01/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The association that represents the nation's high ranking municipal law enforcement officers has adopted a policy to encourage private sector central stations to make multiple verification attempts by phone before dispatching an alarm to police.

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Poll

SSN News Poll August 2019

According to new research from Parks Associates, interest in DIY security systems is on the rise with 52 percent of households that are highly likely to purchase a security system in the next 12 months planning to buy a system that is self-installed. This month’s News Poll looks to gauge reader’s thoughts on DIY’s impact on security overall.