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2G sunset: Now or never

Plan, prepare, get started, experts say
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10/28/2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Alarm Protection Services has converted 1,100 of the 1,800 2G systems in its customer base. That’s helped its business and it only lost four customers who did not want to upgrade, according to Spencer Smith, APS president.

Diebold is first major commercial provider to go ASAP

Rollout will be complete in three cities by end of November
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10/21/2015

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Diebold, the first commercial-focused company to participate in the ASAP to PSAP program, will be up and running in three cities by the end of November, Damon Kanzler, Diebold’s VP centralized services and business processes, told Security Systems News.

New leadership brings new approach to CSAA education

Association hosts session on industry businesses and health care
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10/21/2015

SONOMA, Calif.—At its first annual meeting with new leaders Jay Hauhn and Pam Petrow, the CSAA agenda included educational topics that directly affect central station business operations and products, such as the Affordable Care Act.

PERS features debated at AvantGuard summit

Fall detection, networking opportunities stand out at event
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10/07/2015

PARK CITY, Utah— Attendees debated the demand for “fall detection” in PERS devices at AvantGuard’s third PERS Summit, held here last week.

Vivint latest big player to go ASAP

Company hopes to encourage more PSAPs
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10/07/2015

PROVO, Utah—Vivint in late September started planning its ASAP to PSAP adoption.

Numera releases activity tracking platform EverThere

Company’s acquisition by Nortek Security & Control adds backing for Numera
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09/30/2015

SEATTLE—Numera is rolling out EverThere, a new proactive activity tracking platform attached to its Libris mPERS, allowing users or family members to track activity levels, note trends and set alerts.

CryWolf to help New Orleans false alarms

Software solution to increase fines and collections
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09/30/2015

NEW ORLEANS—CryWolf False Alarm Solutions gained a contract to manage New Orleans’ false alarm management program, which entails issuing and collecting fines, permit fees, and compiling alarm system data.

The-Central Station grows dealer base by 20 percent

First dealer meeting will address video verification, other hot topics
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09/23/2015

CANTON, Ohio—The-Central Station, a new division of Buckeye Protective Services, has grown its dealer base about 20 percent and is preparing for its first dealer mee

Pittsburgh looks to automating false alarm fines

Stan Martin: SIAC advocates for this option
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09/16/2015

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh is looking at automating collections for false alarm fines, according to a recent NPR report.

Dice has 200k accounts in the cloud

With 200k accounts in place today, Dice sets sights on 1 million accounts
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09/15/2015

BAY CITY, Mich.—Dice has added more than 200,000 accounts to its cloud-hosted monitoring center platform this year, said Cliff Dice, company president and CEO.

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