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Blue Star provides PERS to veterans

Company is ‘By vets, for vets’

BETHESDA, Md.—Blue Star, a veteran-focused PERS provider based here, is looking to more than triple its sales by this fall, in part by partnering with veterans’ organizations.

UCC, ADT talk on training Millennials

ESX panel focuses on new central station operators

BALTIMORE—Underlining the important work that central station operators do is key when training Millennials who are now entering the workforce and the security industry, according to panelists at ESX.

ESX Panel: To PERS or Not to PERS

Speakers underline necessities for monitoring PERS

BALTIMORE—Monitoring PERS and mPERS is different from monitoring traditional alarms, ESX 2015 panelists said in the “To PERS or Not to PERS” educational session, and those who can’t handle all that monitoring PERS entails in-house might be better leaving that the market to central stations that can.

UL introduces standard for managed video

UL-827 b introduced at ESX 2015

BALTIMORE—UL announced a new standard for managed video services, UL-827 b.

Mason Monitoring moves

Company expands account base, footprint

KINGS PARK, N.Y.—Mason Monitoring, a third party central based here, is building a new central station, more than twice the size of its current facility, as a result of international account growth.

Monitoring companies called to action at NFPA meeting

Code’s language could create a ‘monopoly,’ shut out professional monitoring companies

CHICAGO—Alarm monitoring organizations, including CSAA and IESA, are rallying the industry to vote on two motions at the NFPA’s annual meeting, scheduled to take place June 25.

Growth and expansions coming to UCC

New facility and RMR milestone

SAN ANTONIO—United Central Control, a wholesale monitoring center based here, is planning to build an out-of-state back-up central station, possibly in Nashville, Tenn., Mark Matlock, company SVP, told Security Systems News. That news comes alongside other growth developments at the company.

US Monitoring enters personal protection

App brings station into new market

OKLAHOMA CITY—US Monitoring, a wholesale central station based here, in the next two weeks is officially releasing its Alert For Me app, bringing the company into the personal protection space.

Central stations tout value of regional shows

Owners, managers and technicians attend NEACC Expo

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.—At the Northeast Security Systems Contractors Expo, held here on May 21, central stations said that regional shows are a great way to meet dealers, in person. The New England Alarm & Controls Council hosted the show.

Alarm Capital Alliance receives $9.5 million

New York City-based Alcentra invested

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance, a security and alarm monitoring company based here, received a $9.5 million investment from Alcentra Capital Corporation.



SSN News Poll November 2015

Security industry executives need to make careful decisions about attending tradeshows and conferences. Time away from the office needs to be worth the time and money. How do you decide which events to attend?

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