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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.

ESX honors I-View Now integration

Larry Folsom discusses the integration, TechVision Challenge

HENDERSON, Nev.—I-View Now’s recent integration with Honeywell Total Connect, recently announced as an ESX 2015 Innovation Award winner, will be the monitoring contender in the first TechVision Challenge at this year’s show.

EMERgency24 partners with first ‘RERS’ provider

BluePoint provides rapid emergency response system

DES PLAINES, Ill.—EMERgency24, a monitoring center based here, partnered with BluePoint Alert Solutions to offer a rapid emergency response systems (RERS): a new system capable of two-way communication between first responders and people inside a building under threat.



SSN News Poll January 2016

There's a lot of private equity interest in security. Many top security companies, such as Vivint, Protection 1, CSG Security and Alarm Capital Alliance, are PE-backed. What do you think about private equity's involvement in the security industry?

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