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VoIP: No biggie for monitoring company

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02/01/2005

New Orleans - In a move of pre-emptive action, third-party monitoring center Alarm Monitoring Services has taken a proactive approach to address potential communications issues surrounding Voice-over Internet Protocol services.

“We have been focusing a lot on the VoIP issue,” said Cindy Smith, vice president of operations at the company.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2005

Monitronics okays cellular systems

DALLAS - Third-party monitoring firm Monitronics has endorsed the installation and service of cellular alarm systems by the company’s authorized dealers.

As a result, Monitronics’ authorized dealers are now eligible to receive funding for the accounts that use wireless technology as the primary or back-up means of communication between the alarm system and the central station.

Price points, technology advantages drives remote monitoring services

Maximum Monitoring Services experiences growth with new offering
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01/01/2005

AURORA, Ontario - By investing in and promoting Internet-based surveillance technologies to its dealers, third-party monitoring firm Maximum Monitoring Services experienced a 60-percent increase in accounts picked up last year.

“The technology has been hot since day one,” said Steve Pastor, vice president of sales and a partner in the business.

Security Partners inks deal with TeleAlarm

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01/01/2005

LANCASTER, Pa. - In a move to increase service offerings and, in turn, possible customers for its dealers, Security Partners has entered into a co-marketing and product agreement with Reading, Pa.

Dealers to gain access to cash

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2005

First time Dispatch Center offers program
STAFFORD, Texas - In the first deal of its kind for the firm, Sweetwater Security Capital has partnered with San Antonio-based Dispatch Center to provide up to $10 million in financing in the next 12 months to the central station’s dealers.

Sweetwater intends to provide all of the $10 million in the first year of the program to acquire accounts, and use an undisclosed amount of money in future years.

State farm to host course

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01/01/2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - State Farm Central Monitoring Services, the proprietary central station of insurance firm State Farm, announced plans to host an Oregon certification trainer course at its headquarters here in mid-January.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
12/01/2004

SIAC endorses enhanced call verification

NEW YORK - The Security Industry Alarm Coalition announced its endorsement of enhanced call verification at the ISC Expo East in November. At the same time, SIAC discussed the development of a new centralized national ordinance tracking database.

Down this road before, dealers cautious of IASG’s buy of NACC

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12/01/2004

ALBANY - With Integrated Alarm Services Group’s acquisition of National Alarm Computer Center all but certain, IASG will have to shift its attention away from the paperwork associated with the deal to building relationships with dealers that work with the central station.
Announced in early October, IASG is expected to acquire essentially all of the third-party monitoring center’s assets from Tyco International for $50 million in cash.

Level 5 acquires Westec Interactive

Former teleco executive sees market opportunity in interactive video and audio applications
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12/01/2004

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Looking to gain a presence in an emerging market, full-service security firm Level 5 Security acquired Westec InterActive Security, an interactive video monitoring firm, from Secom Co.

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