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HSM severs last tie to Honeywell

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10/01/2006

MINNEAPOLIS--HSM Electronic Protection Services will relocate its Protection Net Center to a new facility here this month, which will be the last step for HSM in separating from its former parent company, Honeywell.
"This has been the last real estate that we have co-occupied," said Don Young, the chief information officer at HSM.

CSAA seminar hits land of the Space Needle

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SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

SEATTLE-- The Central Station Alarm Assocation fall operation management seminar will be held October 15 through 17 at the Marriott Sea-Tac Airport here.
The meeting provides information to central station management personnel regarding new technology and personnel management issues.

Counterforce USA achieves Five Diamond status

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SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

HOUSTON--Counterforce USA, a provider of alarm monitoring and response services to residential and commercial customers, was awarded Five Diamond Certification by the Central Station Alarm Association this summer.
Upon receiving the certification Counterforce USA, a part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies, affirms that the company's dispatchers have passed the CSAA Central Station Operator Training Course Level 1.

SYSTEMSgroup opens centers

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10/01/2006

DALLAS--In an effort to offer around-the-clock monitoring for its commercial clients, for the first time SYSTEMSgroup will open two redundant security operations centers in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas, this fall.
A subsidiary of SAFEguard Security Holdings (see "SAFEguard continues growth," in the July issue of Security Systems News), SYSTEMSgroup has designed and developed control centers and operational procedures for organizations with unique security needs for more than 15 years.

Hackett Security rolls with IP

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09/01/2006

ST.LOUIS-- The IP monitoring service Hackett Security launched last month started to evolve when the system integrator four years ago started video monitoring.

New IASG board members up for vote

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SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2006

ALBANY, N.Y.

Industry urges member-rep contact

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SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2006

VIENNA, Va.-- The Central Station Alarm Association still urges the industry to contact senators this month to support the Senate Communications Consumer's Choice, especially the VoIP Equipment instructions provision, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006.

Industry sounds off on AMPS

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09/01/2006

As February 2008 gets closer and the industry waits to see if the FCC will extend the Analog Mobile Phone Service sunset, some industry members have stopped using AMPS-based products, others express concern that there are not enough available Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) products, which provide multi-path communication options to make the conversion, and some struggle to find ways to explain to customers the reason for the switch out.
With these many unknowns, the dealer and installer community and manufacturers that offer AMP solutions are acting quickly to find ways to work with one another to find a solution.

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