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DICE teams up with Cellularm

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2006

BAY CITY, Mich.--DICE Corp.

Fla. first to pass ECV

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2006

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--On July 1, Florida became the first state in the United States to implement an enhanced call verification law, HB 1351, requiring central stations to call a second phone number for residential and commercial accounts before contacting police, in an effort to curb the number of false dispatches.

Monitronics leads new customers to dealers

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08/01/2006

DALLAS--In an effort to generate more leads for Monitronics' network of 400 dealers nationwide, the company has developed the Lead Generation Program, which directly markets to the customer Monitronics services using Internet, radio and direct mail marketing campaigns. The leads come into in-house lead generation customer service representatives at Monitronics' corporate office, who pass along the information to dealers.

Madison to revise verified response

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SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2006

MADISON, Wis.--City Council members plan to introduce an amendment this summer to Madison's new verified alarm policy to exclude residential alarms from the ordinance, which goes into effect January 1.

High Tech learning a focus at CSAA event

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07/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--At the 2006 Central Station Alarm Association Electronic Security Forum & Exposition Program held here in May, more than 300 attendees, including central station owners, managers, staff, manufacturers and consultants, networked with peers and attended technical product presentations and continuing education classes, which examined video verification, techniques and access control, for example.

SentryNet takes video monitoring classes on the road to dealers

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07/01/2006

PENSACOLA, Fla.--As the demand for video monitoring increases, SentryNet, a wholesale monitoring operation with two central stations in Pensacola, Fla.

Dealer learns to sell video

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

GULFPORT, Miss.--As dealers seek out opportunities to tap into added revenue, video monitoring is part of the solution.

Level II training course goes online

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SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

VIENNA, Va.--In May the Central Station Alarm Association announced its Central Station Operator Level II Online Training Course, more than 40 alarm monitoring industry members had signed up to take the course.

Alarm Monitoring Services gets a fresh start

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07/01/2006

METAIRIE, La.--After Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast region, Alarm Monitoring Services, with a central here and in Monroe, La.

City requires ECV

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SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

CARROLLTON, Texas--On Tuesday, June 6, the City Council here revised and approved changes to the city's alarm ordinance, which now requires monitoring facilities to utilize enhanced call verification on all alarms in the city in an effort to reduce the number of false dispatches.
More than one-fifth of calls Carrollton police respond to are for burglar, panic and other alarms, police spokesman Patrick Murphy said.

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SSN News Poll January 2017

Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?