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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.

SecurTek welcomes new president

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11/01/2013

YORKTON, Saskatchewan—SecurTek, a subsidiary of SaskTel, has appointed Darrel Jones as its new president and CEO, the company announced Nov. 1. Jones was previously CEO of Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation.

Video verification a priority for new CSAA president Hauhn

Jay Hauhn wants PPVAR to be a CSAA standing committee; ASAP program also a priority
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10/30/2013

VIENNA, Va.—Establishing the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response as a standing committee within the Central Station Alarm Association will be a top priority for recently elected CSAA President Jay Hauhn.

Habitec revamps central, moves HQ, implements mobile initiatives

App-based services easier to offer with new resources and upgraded infrastructure
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10/30/2013

HOLLAND, Ohio—Additional space is only one of the benefits of Habitec Security’s move, last week, into its new headquarters here.

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SSN News Poll October 2014

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