ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The New Jersey ESA symposium has always attracted vendors and dealers in droves, but it’s also an event those in the wholesale central station space are marking on their calendars, Joe Parisi, president of NJ ESA, told Security Systems News.
TORONTO—a.p.i Monitoring, a wholesale monitoring company with seven central stations in the U.S. and Canada, is seeing some encouraging early returns from its managed services division, which debuted as a separate unit in November 2013.
NEW YORK—SecureWatch24, a full-service security company here, has been awarded a $1 million contract to install 80 camera boxes in two Brooklyn neighborhoods—one of which was the setting of a high-profile crime in 2011.
VIENNA, Va.—Alarm.com, an interactive services provider based here, unveiled an offering at the Consumer Electronics Show in January that blends traditional PERS elements with the sensors and home automation features the company has built its brand around.
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.
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.
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.
Many gadgets aimed at the home automation market were showcased at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show—some look useful while others sound farfetched. What's your input on the latest home automation widgets?