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Buckeye Protective Services creates new division

‘THE-Central Station’ will develop wholesale monitoring business

CANTON, Ohio—Buckeye Protective Services, a monitoring, investigative and employment screening company based here, is creating a new division, under the name THE-Central Station, that will exclusively handle Buckeye’s wholesale monitoring.

Volunteers fighting false alarms in Nevada

Carson City pioneering new approach

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The sheriff’s office here is using volunteers to reduce false alarm dispatches, an approach new to the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, SIAC says.

Bold integrates VMAX DVR with Manitou

A further effort to make Manitou a ‘toolbox’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Oct. 28 announced that its Manitou software now integrates with VMAX DVR solutions from Digital Watchdog.

Security Partners to open fourth location

Las Vegas as the strategic next step

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners announced Nov. 25 that it is opening a new 7,424- square-foot central station in Las Vegas, adding to its national network of three other locations.

Helping building owners keep watch

SW24’s new offering for multi-family housing

NEW YORK—SecureWatch 24 used ISC East 2014 to showcase SecureWatchman, a new offering of customizable video analytic alerts for building owners.

CAA fights Chico on ordinance

Ordinance requires false alarm fines for alarm companies

CHICO, Calif.—The California Alarm Association (CAA) and the Sacramento Area Alarm Association (SAAA) are filing a lawsuit against the city of Chico, Calif., after the city on Oct. 21 unanimously passed an ordinance that fines alarm companies for false alarms.

Security Central to offer mPERS


STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a national wholesale monitoring company, plans to add mPERS to its suite of services.

1 Time, new general manager and a new direction

Michael Joseph to help forge the company’s dealer program

HENDERSON, Nev.— Michael J. Joseph, a veteran of the security industry, is pioneering a new dealer program for 1 Time, a small third-party central station in a suburb of Las Vegas, after joining as VP, general manager and part-owner of the company at the end of September.

California leads the way for SIAC

Organization forging new law enforcement partnerships in 2015

CHULA VISTA, Calif.—California is leading the way in adopting false alarm ordinances, according to Jon Sargent, the industry/law enforcement liaison for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition.

Market Trends: NOC, NOC

Who’s there at Network Operations Centers in the security industry today and in the future?

YARMOUTH, Maine—Like many elements of the competitive and warp-speed security industry, network operations centers have different meanings for different players in different roles.



SSN News Poll December 2016

Some companies take a focused approach to breaking into­—or growing within particular—vertical markets; "We are really heavy on the casino side, so we decided—let’s be the No. 1 gaming integrator in North America,” said Surveillance Systems Inc. president Todd Flowers. Where do you see the next big opportunity?