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New president, new growth plan for Security Partners

Pennsylvania-based firm promotes more RMR with latest monitoring technology
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04/30/2012

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring provider based here, has brought aboard a new president and initiated a new growth plan to help alarm dealers take advantage of an expanded line of products and services.

Uplink, DMP offering 4G alarm communicators

Companies say upgrade means greater longevity for equipment in the field
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04/20/2012

LAS VEGAS—While asserting that 2G technology is still far from its predicted “sunset,” Uplink and DMP are both rolling out 4G cellular communicators to give alarm dealers the option of upgrading to accommodate new features and to extend the time between equipment swaps.

SAFE moves central station, boosts dealer program

Company aims to improve efficiencies with shift to corporate headquarters
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04/18/2012

SAN RAMON, Calif.—SAFE Security has moved its central station to its corporate office here, updating its monitoring technology in the process and bolstering its dealer program to take advantage of the upgrade.

Going phone-free: A ringing endorsement for ASAP

Bill Hobgood details Richmond’s experience leading an alarm ‘revolution’
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04/11/2012

LAS VEGAS—For Bill Hobgood, it’s easy to sum up the effectiveness of the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol: “We hate telephones ringing. We love ASAP.”

Rapid Response hires Hertel, plans new central in West

New VP of operations says role at Mace CS ‘wasn’t what I signed on for’
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04/04/2012

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Morgan Hertel, who recently stepped down as vice president and general manager of Mace CS, has joined Rapid Response Monitoring as VP of operations and is heading the company’s effort to build a new central station in the West.

Mice and men: False alarms and blame in rural Maine

Sheriff’s office targets alarm companies over false dispatches
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04/03/2012

PARIS, Maine—A sheriff’s office frustrated by the cost of responding to false alarms is taking a tougher line with alarm companies. But the companies say they are being unfairly singled out for a problem that is typically the fault of residents—human or otherwise—at rural Maine addresses.

Barnes Associates/SSN release results of 2012 Wholesale Monitoring Study

Growth in 2011 is 5.7 percent, down slightly from 2010
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03/23/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—By most measures, the economy is slowly improving. But that doesn’t mask the pain of the past four years, and for many sectors—the security industry included—the recovery has been a case of two steps forward, one step back. Caution still abounds and it continues to temper growth in jobs, investment and spending.

In the face of this sluggishness, how has the monitoring industry fared when it comes to keeping and adding customers? To find out, Barnes Associates, a consulting and advisory firm specializing in the security alarm industry, teamed up with Security Systems News for a second annual survey of wholesale monitoring companies.

FCC steps up crackdown on cell jammers

Devices used to block wireless calls can also disrupt alarm signals
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03/23/2012

WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission is stepping up enforcement to halt the sale and use of radio jamming devices, which can indiscriminately interfere with cellular 911 calls and wireless signals from alarm devices.

SIAC offers e-notification for alarm ordinance changes

New Web feature automatically informs members about activity in their cities
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03/23/2012

FRISCO, Texas—The Security Industry Alarm Coalition is giving its members access to an upgraded online database to help them keep pace with ordinance changes that could affect the way they do business.

AICC seeks nationwide license to help multi-state monitors

Bill targets overlapping training, testing and background checks
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03/14/2012

VIENNA, Va.—Citing the “administrative burdens” of multi-state licensing for monitoring companies, the Alarm Industry Communications Committee is planning to introduce a bill to streamline the process across the United States.

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