LAS VEGAS--A group of more than 40 members of the ACCENT Listserv, including manufacturers, central station managers and consultants in the alarm monitoring community, convened to discuss the current climate of the industry at the ISC West show last month.
Ellen Rodrigues, manager of corporate services at Monitronics, started the conversation by saying, "There is so much more than just alarm monitoring," when describing what central stations do now.
WESTERVILLE, Ohio--AssureRITE, a third party central station, in February launched AssureCAM, a service that integrates CCTV systems with alarm panels to provide video monitoring.
Paul Bargnesi, owner and chief executive officer, wanted to establish a program that anticipates the changing climate of video surveillance technology and provides video verification to curb false alarms.
APTOS, Calif.--Later this year, First Alarm, a full-service alarm company with a northern California reach, will join the Central Station Alarm Association, adopt Enhanced Call Verification and weave technology and protocol into its proprietary central.
VIENNA, Va.--More than 35 members of the Alarm Industry Communications Committee, comprising the Central Station Alarm Association, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and the Security Industry Association, visited Capitol Hill on Feb.