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Volunteers fighting false alarms in Nevada

Carson City pioneering new approach
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12/09/2014

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’
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12/01/2014

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
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11/26/2014

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
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11/25/2014

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
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11/24/2014

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

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11/20/2014

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
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11/19/2014

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
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11/17/2014

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?
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11/11/2014

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.

Howard launches Global Monitoring Solutions

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11/11/2014

DENHAM SPRINGS, La.—Rusty Howard decided to launch a brand new wholesale monitoring center, Global Monitoring Solutions—GMS for short—after being in the alarm business for 23 years.

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SSN News Poll May 2015

It seems that another cloud-based security product or service comes out every day. Do you believe, as 3xLOGIC’s Matt Kushner said, “[Integrators] who continue to offer conventional access and video are going to be adding to a shrinking market. The new, growing market is cloud-based managed services.”? Is 2015 the year that cloud will finally have its security industry day in the sun?

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