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Monitronics moves to bigger, unified facility

Bruce Mungiguerra: Move adds to company culture

DALLAS—Monitronics is moving to a new facility in July, combining three separate buildings in the Dallas area under one roof. It’s a move that will improve company culture, Bruce Mungiguerra, SVP of operations, told Security Systems News.

Vector’s Pamela Petrow named CSAA president

CSAA is ‘old boys’ club’ no more

VIENNA, Va.—Pamela J. Petrow, president and CEO of Vector Security and newly named president of CSAA International, has set her sights on changing the association’s image, improving value for members and increasing member involvement.

American Alarm sends first ASAP response in New England

Program reduces time and error in alarm response

ARLINGTON, Mass.—American Alarm and Communications, an installing central station based here, says it is the first New England monitoring center to use the ASAP program to respond to an alarm signal.

Law enforcement association defines verified alarms

Steve Walker: ‘a big step’ for PPVAR

GALVESTON, Texas—Steve Walker, president of the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response, called the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s definition of the term “verified alarm” a big step for future conversations on alarm verification.

All American Monitoring offers line of ‘MeyeView’ cameras, NVRs

Video verification is part of the package

LAS VEGAS—All American Monitoring is now offering dealers its own branded NVRs and cameras, backed with a video verification program.

On Location: Central Station with Security Partners

Company to offer Mace brand products

LAS VEGAS—Security Partners officially opened its fourth central station here, following its November announcement, and now its dealers are going to offer a line of exclusive

On Location: Central Station with Centra-Larm

New Hampshire based company looks to expand nationally

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Centra-Larm Monitoring, a wholesale monitoring company based here, is actively seeking a fourth central station to bolster its national presence, Kevin Helmig, company president and CTO, told Security Systems News.

Dynamark offers sign-on bonus

Amounts of up to $25,000

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark, a third party monitoring center based here, on April 1 started an up-to-$25,000 incentive for dealers to transfer their accounts to Dynamark.

Security Partners acquires 1 Time assets

AES radio network important in deal

HENDERSON, Nev.—Security Partners, a Lancaster, Pa.-based wholesale monitoring company, acquired equipment, accounts and staff of 1 Time, a third-party central station based here, Mike Bodnar, president of Security Partners, told Security Systems News.

Kimberlite sets new national record

Company’s central station has most assisted apprehensions

FRESNO, Calif.—Kimberlite, the largest independent Sonitrol dealer, in 2014 had the highest apprehension rate of central stations that release annual figures, determined by Kimberlite’s research.



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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