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Total Monitoring Services to open medical monitoring division

Tim Sproul: Division will open in 2016
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02/10/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Total Monitoring Services, a wholesale monitoring center based here, is looking to the future, and according to company president Tim Sproul that means focusing on PERS and mPERS.

Lydia receives $75 million

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01/27/2016

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—Lydia Security Monitoring, the parent company of COPS Monitoring, received a $75 million credit facility from Citizens Bank, the bank announced Jan. 25.

UCC acquired by COPS’ owner Lydia Security Monitoring

UCC will continue to operate separately, under its current brand
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01/27/2016

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—Lydia Security Monitoring, the parent company of COPS Monitoring, both based here, announced today it has acquired wholesale central station United Central Control.

Central stations have more options to get UL-listed

Centrals using newer tech, like virtualization, now have path to certification
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01/27/2016

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—Underwriters Laboratories now allows central stations using newer technologies—such as virtualization—ways to become UL-listed.

IBS improves its personal safety app

Safe and Secure designed to add RMR for central stations
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01/27/2016

DALLAS—IBS, a central station-focused software company, has made improvements to its Safe and Secure offering, a panic button app designed to give monitoring centers an entrée into the personal protection space and more RMR.

Numera expands EverThere offering

Users can create health alerts with info from connected devices
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01/15/2016

LAS VEGAS—EverThere, the activity-tracking platform attached to Numera’s Libris mPERS, can now include data from a variety of medical devices, Nortek announced during CES this year.

Alarm industry-focused telecom grows

Dice spin-off company, IPtelx.net, works with Dice competitors
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01/13/2016

BAY CITY, Mich.—IPtelx.net, a telecom carrier focused on the alarm industry, had a successful first year after spinning-off from Dice Corporation, according to Cliff Dice, president and CEO of Dice.

ADT expands monitoring with Canopy

Program is available for non-ADT customers
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01/13/2016

LAS VEGAS—ADT announced its new Canopy service at CES, which brings the company’s professional monitoring capabilities into devices from LG, Honeywell, Samsung, and others.

EMERgency24 offers ‘filtered monitoring’

End user-driven service has residential and commercial applications, company says
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01/06/2016

DES PLAINES, Ill.—Offering “filtered monitoring” has helped third party central EMERgency24 expand its video options for dealers, according to Kevin Lehan, company PR manager.

Dynamark sets sights on Southwest

Groff: Dyanmark eyeing central stations in Texas, New Mexico, So Cal or Nevada
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01/06/2016

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark, an established East Coast monitoring center, plans to go west in 2016, Hank Groff, Dynamark’s senior vice president of sales and business development, told Security Systems News.

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SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?