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CSAA may change name to ‘The Monitoring Association’

Members will vote on new name, other bylaw changes at ESX show in June

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Central Station Alarm Association may be renamed “The Monitoring Association,” if CSAA members approve the name change in a June 7 vote.

Morgan Hertel to focus on tech and trends in new role at Rapid Response

Communications pathways will be ongoing challenge for security industry

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—In his new role as Rapid Response Monitoring VP of technology and innovation, industry veteran Morgan Hertel intends to help Rapid leverage new and emerging technology in the monitoring space.

Numera releases new line of wearables

Wearables aims to make Libris users more comfortable

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Numera’s new line of wearables is designed to be used by Libris mPERS users when they’re  at home.

Wayne Alarm builds out headquarters

Doubled monitoring space brings hosted and managed access in-house

LYNN, Mass.—Wayne Alarm Systems, a full-service company based here, is building out its headquarters, expanding its monitoring space, and growing its account base, partly through acquisition.

Dynamark starts Partner Council

Council discussed partner incentives like competitions for vacations

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark has a new way to communicate with its partners, a recently created partner council, which will meet regularly to give the company feedback.

Monitoring America to build back-up facility

Alarm co-op’s new site could be operational before 2017

TULSA, Okla.—Monitoring America Alarm Co-op president Ron Wies said construction of the third-party central station’s redundant facility in nearby Owasso, Okla., may start next month.

Integration firm spins off video monitoring operation

ICU split the division off to avoid channel conflict

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—ICU Security Group, an integration firm based here, is spinning-off its proactive video monitoring division, SARC Monitoring, into a separate company.

DMP dealers can now offer day-to-day monitoring

OnDemand Monitoring enables end users to decide when they want monitoring and when they don’t

LAS VEGAS—DMP introduced its new OnDemand Monitoring feature at its April 5 owners’ forum.

SMS: The path to reducing work for central stations

End users can now get fewer calls, acknowledging low-priority alarms with a text

YARMOUTH, Maine—Monitoring centers can reduce their workload through alerting users by SMS text messages; more central station automation platforms are expanding this offering.

Freeus more than doubles customers in post-acquisition year

Company to show off first Freeus product at ISC West

OGDEN, Utah—Since Freeus’ acquisition of Securus’ PERS assets in early March 2015, the company has doubled its customer base and now has more than 100 dealers.



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?