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Acadian Monitoring goes mobile

The company’s dealer network has expanded on the strength of a mobile app for installers; Acadian also is finding success selling mobile PERS units

LAFAYETTE, La.—Powered by the launch of a mobile app that helps technicians, Acadian Monitoring Services, based here, saw its dealer base grow substantially in 2013, Kristin Hebert, dealer and vendor relations at the company, told Security Systems News.

PPVAR goal: video verification standards ready by June 2014

Law enforcement teams works with alarm industry to ‘shape video alarm response before it becomes widespread’

HENDERSON, Nev.—With the goal of having a set of video verification best practices in place by June 2014, a group of law enforcement and alarm industry representatives gathered for the first time to hash out the best-practices for video alarm response.

Telguard, Videofied team up on video verified platform

Telguard will private label Videofied’s video verification product

NEW YORK—Telguard and Videofied have formed an original equipment manufacturer partnership that the companies hope will accelerate the adoption of video verified alarms.

Viewpoint, AlliedBarton team up on ‘blended solution’

One-time competitors work together to leverage technology and manpower

LOWELL, Mass.—Viewpoint Monitoring, a video monitoring company with commercial accounts across North America, has seen positive early results with its “blended solution,” which involves a partnership with AlliedBarton, a security guard company traditionally viewed as a business rival.

Dynamark hires Groff, seeks ‘nationwide footprint’

Hank Groff, formerly of Guardian Protection Services, to lead new partner program that will include revenue sharing

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers has hired Hank Groff, formerly director of the dealer program at Guardian Protection Services, as SVP of sales.

SecurTek welcomes new president


YORKTON, Saskatchewan—SecurTek, a subsidiary of SaskTel, has appointed Darrel Jones as its new president and CEO, the company announced Nov. 1. Jones was previously CEO of Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation.

Video verification a priority for new CSAA president Hauhn

Jay Hauhn wants PPVAR to be a CSAA standing committee; ASAP program also a priority

VIENNA, Va.—Establishing the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response as a standing committee within the Central Station Alarm Association will be a top priority for recently elected CSAA President Jay Hauhn.

Habitec revamps central, moves HQ, implements mobile initiatives

App-based services easier to offer with new resources and upgraded infrastructure

HOLLAND, Ohio—Additional space is only one of the benefits of Habitec Security’s move, last week, into its new headquarters here.

PE ponders PERS

Edmonds: ‘capital providers’ join MAMA ranks

ST. LOUIS—There will be more transactions in the typically quiet PERS space over the next six to 12 months, and maybe even sooner, according to Henry Edmonds, president of The Edmonds Group, an investment bank here, which specializes in recurring-revenue businesses.

Rapid Response to do $11.3m expansion, add 70 jobs

Meanwhile, on the West Coast, Rapid is wrapping up construction of its second monitoring center

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Rapid Response Monitoring will begin an $11.3 million construction project next summer that will add 22,000-square-foot of space to its headquarters here, Morgan Hertel, VP of operations at Rapid, told Security Systems News.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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