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Alarm.com wins security product of the year at CES

Company’s new Smart Signal technology recognized with CTA’s Mark of Excellence Award
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01/15/2019

TYSONS, Va. and LAS VEGAS—Alarm.com won Security Product of the Year for its new Smart Signal feature at the Consumer Technology Association's Mark of Excellence awards presented at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) last week.

Former UCC executive Mark Matlock joins Pro-Vigil

As VP of Indirect Channel Revenue, he will drive growth of recent Lydia dealer partnership
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01/14/2019

SAN ANTONIO—Pro-Vigil, a global provider of video-based security solutions, announced the appointment of Mark Matlock to the position of vice president of Indirect Channel Revenue.

ADT and West Corporation team up

Agreement enables enhanced emergency response for more than seven million customers
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12/19/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla. and OMAHA, Neb.—ADT and the West Corporation, a global technology-enabled services company, announced that they have entered into an agreement to enhance customer experiences with 911 emergency communications.

Bold Perennial acquires SIMS

Company president Rod Coles pleased with the talent gained through the purchase
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12/05/2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Perennial, a provider of central station software, announced on Dec. 3 that it acquired fellow software provider Security Information & Management Systems Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pro-Vigil partners with Lydia Security Monitoring

UCC and COPS dealers can now work with the video monitoring company
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12/05/2018

SAN ANTONIO—Pro-Vigil, a video monitoring equipment provider based here, recently entered a partnership to work with customers of Lydia Security Monitoring—the parent company to COPS Monitoring and UCC—totaling 4,200 dealers.

Women in Security: Rose Sabourin of CMS

Sabourin reflects on how the landscape of security has changed over her past 24 years
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11/27/2018

LONGWOOD, Fla.—In early November, Rose Sabourin marked 24 years with CMS, the wholesale monitoring center based here.

Dynamark creates new equipment funding program

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10/31/2018

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Monitoring recently partnered with home improvement financing companies to provide dealers a consumer equipment financing option for their customers. “The goal is to help dealers expand their business while keeping their own individual brand and identity strong,” the company said.

SentryNet to open new monitoring center in Washington

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10/31/2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—SentryNet, a wholesale central station, recently announced that it will be adding a monitoring center in Lacey, Wash., “to ensure they are able to provide the best service to dealers coast-to-coast.”

DICE announces new Tech Security Summit for spring 2019

The company is expanding on its existing DICE Users Group conference to benefit more attendees
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10/31/2018

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation announced in late October that it will be expanding its annual user’s conference, addressing new topics and bringing in new professionals.

Celia Besore named TMA’s executive director

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10/03/2018

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association announced yesterday that Celia T. Besore will become the new executive director of the association on Nov. 1, succeeding Jay Hauhn who is retiring on Oct. 31. Besore will be the first female executive director for TMA.

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