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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?