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Monitronics acquires LiveWatch Security for $67m

DIY provider LiveWatch diversifies Montronics' offerings

DALLAS—Monitronics has acquired LiveWatch Security, a provider of professionally monitored DIY home security systems, for $67 million.

ADS creates six executive positions

Growth leads to expansion in the central station

AURORA, Ill.—Alarm Detection Systems, based here, is seeking to strengthen its executive team by promoting six people to new roles.

I-View Now enters new agreement

Company also releases new wave of integrations

HENDERSON, Nev.—I-View Now, a provider of video verification services based here, announced a number of new integrations including one with ipDatatel.

For Affiliated Monitoring, an app can make an impact

Part of a main thread at company

UNION, N.J.—What a monitoring company offers its dealers makes a difference, according to Michael Zydor, managing director for Affiliated Monitoring, which strives to continually update its dealer app as well as monthly dealer reports.

CSM transitions to multi-redundant system

The move to blade servers coming this year

ESTACADA, Ore.—Central Station Monitoring, a third-party central station based here, decided to switch from traditional servers to blade servers, which can do the work of 800 servers across two units. This will increase the company’s redundancy and back-up capabilities, according to Dimitri Begeor, CSM’s manager of dealer development.

UL certifies first cloud-based automation platform, SBN Cloud

IBS: Product can dramatically reduce UL certification cost

DALLAS—Innovative Business Software, a provider of central station software, says its SBN Cloud could reduce the amount of infrastructure needed for a UL-listed central station, cutting costs of building a new monitoring center by up to 75 percent.

ACA adds dealer marketing service

Helping dealers battle attrition

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—Alarm Capital Alliance launched a new web application for its dealers to help with attrition.

Rapid Response to hire 70

Syracuse company to host career fair

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Rapid Response Monitoring, based here, hosted a career fair at the Destiny USA mall, also here, on Jan. 14, to hire candidates for more than 70 openings. The company planned to hold first-round interviews with applicants at the event.

SentryNet offering classes on taking on large nationals

Preparing dealers to go ‘toe-to-toe with ADT’

RICHLAND, Miss.—SentryNet, a third-party monitoring station with locations in Tennessee and Florida, started a series of classes in December designed to teach its dealers how to compete with the likes of ADT, Vivint and other national companies.

Central gets into software business

Third-party monitoring company a.p.i. Monitoring has new mPERS partnership

TORONTO—Operating seven central stations across the United States and Canada, a.p.i. Monitoring will offer more to its dealers, with proprietary accounting software to be released Q3 2015, and a new mPERS partnership agreement to monitor Numera devices.



SSN News Poll November 2015

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