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World Wide debuts mPERS product for hotel vertical

A recent union mandate requires hotels to equip employees with mobile PERS units, and World Wide Security Group has launched an offering that answers the call
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01/08/2014

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Having recently expanded its presence in the hotel vertical, World Wide Security Group, a full-service security company here, has become an authorized dealer of a PERS device tailored specifically to the hospitality industry.

SecurTek acquires Scott Security Systems

The deal brings in 9,000 commercial and residential accounts in the Greater Vancouver area
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01/08/2014

YORKTON, Saskatchewan—Powered by a revolving line of credit from its parent company, SecurTek Monitoring Solutions, a provider of monitoring services for commercial and residential customers across Canada, has acquired 9,000 customer accounts from Burnaby, British Columbia-based Scott Security Systems, a company with a 30-year history in the region.

Security Partners acquires Mace Central Station

Deal makes Security Partners a 'national player,' CEO says
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12/19/2013

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, based here, announced today that it has acquired its third monitoring center: Mace Central Station, located in Anaheim, Calif.

Affiliated Monitoring Summit Roundup

Highlighted by a video monitoring launch, the Security Summit ’13 places strong emphasis on RMR opportunities with video verification
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12/11/2013

UNION, N.J.—The big news emanating out of Affiliated Monitoring’s Security Summit ’13 was (as expected) the roll out of InView, the company’s new video monitoring platform.

AvantGuard adds new facility in Idaho

A year of rapid growth concludes with the company opening its third central station
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12/11/2013

REXBURG, Idaho—After growing its account base by 26 percent in 2013, AvantGuard Monitoring, based in Ogden, Utah, has opened a third facility in this farming community of 25,000 that sits in the shadow of the Teton Range.

Acadian Monitoring goes mobile

The company’s dealer network has expanded on the strength of a mobile app for installers; Acadian also is finding success selling mobile PERS units
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12/04/2013

LAFAYETTE, La.—Powered by the launch of a mobile app that helps technicians, Acadian Monitoring Services, based here, saw its dealer base grow substantially in 2013, Kristin Hebert, dealer and vendor relations at the company, told Security Systems News.

PPVAR goal: video verification standards ready by June 2014

Law enforcement teams works with alarm industry to ‘shape video alarm response before it becomes widespread’
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11/26/2013

HENDERSON, Nev.—With the goal of having a set of video verification best practices in place by June 2014, a group of law enforcement and alarm industry representatives gathered for the first time to hash out the best-practices for video alarm response.

Telguard, Videofied team up on video verified platform

Telguard will private label Videofied’s video verification product
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11/20/2013

NEW YORK—Telguard and Videofied have formed an original equipment manufacturer partnership that the companies hope will accelerate the adoption of video verified alarms.

Viewpoint, AlliedBarton team up on ‘blended solution’

One-time competitors work together to leverage technology and manpower
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11/13/2013

LOWELL, Mass.—Viewpoint Monitoring, a video monitoring company with commercial accounts across North America, has seen positive early results with its “blended solution,” which involves a partnership with AlliedBarton, a security guard company traditionally viewed as a business rival.

Dynamark hires Groff, seeks ‘nationwide footprint’

Hank Groff, formerly of Guardian Protection Services, to lead new partner program that will include revenue sharing
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11/06/2013

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers has hired Hank Groff, formerly director of the dealer program at Guardian Protection Services, as SVP of sales.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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