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AvantGuard to release Chat tool

Company expects a full launch by ISC West 2017
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03/15/2017

OGDEN, Utah—This week AvantGuard Monitoring is soft launching its new AvantGuard Chat tool, which opens a communication path for the contacts on an alarm’s call list.

TechSec 2017 Panel: Monitoring the next tech

Key figures in the monitoring industry present on technological trends
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03/15/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—The hot topics in the industry—drones and robotics, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, big data and data mining—all impact monitoring centers, as well as integrators and end users.

MONI introduces ASAPer

New product opens ‘chat room’ for user, emergency contacts to discuss alarm event
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02/08/2017

DALLAS—ASAPer, MONI Smart Security’s latest monitoring offering, will allow alarm users and their emergency contacts to quickly communicate and determine the validity of an alarm.

AvantGuard offers hybrid monitoring options

Options could provide transitioning phases between operating a monitoring center and contracting
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02/08/2017

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard Monitoring is now offering dealers several new monitoring options, including redundant monitoring capabilities, providing the back end to local operators, and part-time monitoring for an account base.

ONKÖL begins production

Company combines home and health technologies in one unit
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02/01/2017

MILWAUKEE—ONKÖL aims to unify a variety of home technologies in one unit and is officially rolling out its products this week.

CSAA prepares for 2017, changing name to The Monitoring Association

New name will be joined by new look, logo
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01/16/2017

VIENNA, Va.—Over the course of 2017, as the Central Station Alarm Association transitions to The Monitoring Association, it will get a new look, new logo.

Lydia, UCC reflect on deal one year after acquisition

Positive environment following acquisition, plans for development into 2017
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01/16/2017

SAN ANTONIO—In January 2016, Lydia Security Monitoring acquired wholesale monitoring center UCC based here. One year after the acquisition, dust is settling and UCC is improving its operations while maintaining its core staff.

ADT announces Canopy integrations, ADT Anywhere

ADT Anywhere extends company’s professional monitoring beyond the home
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01/11/2017

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT has announced expansions to its Canopy platform, which brings the company’s professional monitoring to various smart device partners in an on-demand offering, including new integration partners and ADT Anywhere.

Women in Security: Washington Alarm looks to grow

Company hopes to complete the year's second purchase
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11/29/2016

SEATTLE—Shannon Woodman has been working with family-owned Washington Alarm full-time since 2000. Now in the role of COO, she said the company is focused on growth.

Comtronics switches monitored accounts to NMC

Company refocuses on offering new technologies; two-way voice, video verification
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11/14/2016

JACKSON, Mich.—Earlier this year, Comtronics decided to move its monitored accounts to National Monitoring Center, based in Lake Forest, Calif. Previously, Comtronics operated its own UL-listed, CSAA Five Diamond central station for the past 48 years.

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SSN News Poll January 2018

ADT recently announced its finalized acquisition of DATASHIELD and the new brand of ADT Cybersecurity. What are your thoughts on physical security companies in the cybersecurity space?