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Bold Technologies acquires ABM Data Systems

ABM users can now integrate a slew of add-ons from Bold’s Manitou product lines
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09/24/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, a provider of central station and PSIM software, has acquired central station software provider ABM Data Systems, based in Round Rock, Texas, the company announced recently.

Security Partners to train dealers in managed video

With 40 percent growth in its video monitoring customer base, Security Partners now working with CheckVideo on new training program for video verification, video hosting and guard services
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09/17/2014

LANCASTER, Pa.—Nearly two years after launching its advanced services division, Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based here, is partnering with CheckVideo to help drive managed video sales.

Video verification in the home on CEDIA agenda

One presenter says deploying cameras outside the home, rather than inside, is the way to go
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09/10/2014

DENVER, Colo.—Just a few years ago, the idea of holding a video verification seminar at a residential technology expo might have seemed farfetched. But that’s exactly what’s happening at the 2014 Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) expo, held Sept. 10-13 at the Colorado Convention Center.

Is 'wake-up' device the answer for mPERS?

Securus, a mobile security solutions provider, has found a way to minimize lingering concerns about battery life
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09/03/2014

CARY, N.C.—Mobile PERS units are emerging as a monitoring staple, but that doesn’t mean the device is without its share of skeptics.

Guardian implements ASAP to PSAP in Richmond

Jason Bradley: program is a ‘differentiator—with potentially limitless possibilities for signal transmission
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08/27/2014

WARRENDALE, Pa.—When Jason Bradley was named director of central station operations in April, he said implementing the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program would be high on the agenda.

SentryNet brings back the cruise

The company is also weeks away from rolling out a second enhanced version of its mobile app
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08/27/2014

PENSACOLA, Fla.—A few weeks away from releasing the second installment of its dealer app, SNapp 2.0, SentryNet, a monitoring company based here, announced it’s also doing something else for the second time: booking a Carnival cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, which high-performing dealers can earn tickets to.

Protection 1 goes live with ASAP program

Pam Petrow, CSAA VP, says local advocacy will be key to getting more PSAPs—and central stations—on board
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08/20/2014

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1, a security company whose monitoring arm is CMS, is the latest central to go live with the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program, according to an announcement from the CSAA.

Does GIS have a future in monitoring?

The industry’s mobile trajectory could make Geographic Information Systems into a broader trend, industry watcher says
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08/06/2014

LONGMONT, Colo.—On the central station side, effective and timely use of information can make the difference between a better or worse outcome. It’s within this discussion that a tool like Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, can look like a difference maker, both for central stations and subscribers, Tim Auen, director of mobility products at Intrado, a provider of emergency communications infrastructure, told Security Systems News.

Video verification: A police chief’s perspective

For law enforcement, the essential task for video verification technology is to maintain confidence that a priority response is needed, police chief says
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08/06/2014

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas— Law enforcement is taking an increasingly active role in shaping video verification alarm policies. Hear what a police chief involved in the development of video verification best practices has to say about their impact.

CSAA considers nationwide licensing bill

Bill would make licensure process less of a financial and logistical hassle for central stations
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07/23/2014

VIENNA, Va.—Concerned about the burden of inconsistent licensing across state lines, the Central Station Alarm Association's Contract Monitoring Council is measuring industry attitudes toward a bill that would seek to address several licensing-related challenges.

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