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Haislip's new role continues Monitronics' legacy

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

DALLAS--Michael Haislip has big shoes to fill. He was promoted to president and chief executive officer at Monitronics after company founder Jim Hull retired in March.

Atlas' new location, management teams help drive good to great

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05/01/2006

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Full-service security company Atlas Security Service and its UL-listed central station, the Alarm Control Center, moved into new digs in late February for the first time since the southwest Missouri company opened in 1962.

Diebold's Central de Alarmas Adler offers Internet monitoring

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

NORTH CANTON, Ohio--Central de Alarmas Adler, a subsidiary of Diebold, now offers Internet alarm monitoring to its commercial and residential customers in Mexico.
The service works by transmitting a secure signal from an alarm panel through a data network connection to the central station.

False dispatch tackled by two call

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

ST. LOUIS--CenterPoint Technologies reduced false dispatches 30 percent by applying two-call verification last summer to roughly 3,500 accounts after the city instituted an alarm ordinance requiring the service.

Bays National Security takes on tech

IP-based video monitoring part of technology upgrade
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05/01/2006

TULSA, Okla.--Bays National Security, a full service alarm company, never wanted to be at the bleeding edge of technology, said president Jim Koelle.

ACCENT the positive

Meeting of the minds concludes video monitoring standards needed
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05/01/2006

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.

First Alarm adds leading edge technology to its service line-up

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04/01/2006

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.

Alarm industry makes strides on The Hill

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

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.

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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?