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Due diligence brings GPS service home

After two years of research, COPS Monitoring begins offering location services to its dealers
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03/01/2005

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.

Consolidated starts ad program for its dealers

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03/01/2005

EDMONTON, Alberta - In its push to add up to 3,000 accounts this year, Consolidated Monitoring embarked on an advertising campaign for the first time in its history and looks to offer remote video monitoring services within the next few months.

“Our growth has always been word-of-mouth, through respect in the industry,” said Gord Willey, general manager at the company.

Firm invests in technology, people

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03/01/2005

ESTACADA, Ore. - Looking for modest, sustainable growth over the next few years, Central Station Monitoring invested in a number of technology upgrades and created a new position to help promote its services to prospective dealers.

VoIP: No biggie for monitoring company

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02/01/2005

New Orleans - In a move of pre-emptive action, third-party monitoring center Alarm Monitoring Services has taken a proactive approach to address potential communications issues surrounding Voice-over Internet Protocol services.

“We have been focusing a lot on the VoIP issue,” said Cindy Smith, vice president of operations at the company.

Look who's watching now: central adds video

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02/01/2005

LACEY, Wash. - Achieving a goal conceived several months ago, Alarm Center Inc.

AvantGuard paints its success

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02/01/2005

OGDEN, Utah - Seizing an opportunity to grow its monitoring business, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers purchased and upgraded Security Associates International’s regional central station here and increased its overall business to more than 40,000 in little more than one year.

Before consolidating its nationwide monitoring activities, SAI operated numerous central stations throughout the country.

As monitoring tide shifts, Seacoast seeks UL-listing to shore up future

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02/01/2005

WEST ROCKPORT, Maine - With more and more insurance companies requiring UL-listed central stations for fire and burglar monitoring, Seacoast Security has initiated a plan to be fully compliant and approved by the organization by the third quarter of 2005.

“Our focus this year is to improve internal structure in a number of ways,” said Dave Haynes, president of the 30-year-old company.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

CSAA conducts new compensation survey

VIENNA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association announced plans to conduct an abbreviated version of its bi-annual compensation, benefits and incentive practices survey.

Growth on NMC's wish list

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2005

Increases dependent on customer service, new applications
Aliso Viejo, Calif. - By keeping a watchful eye on new technologies and customer service, National Monitoring Center expects to continue to grow at such a pace that it will reach 100,000 accounts during its fourth year in business.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2005

Monitronics okays cellular systems

DALLAS - Third-party monitoring firm Monitronics has endorsed the installation and service of cellular alarm systems by the company’s authorized dealers.

As a result, Monitronics’ authorized dealers are now eligible to receive funding for the accounts that use wireless technology as the primary or back-up means of communication between the alarm system and the central station.

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SSN News Poll September 2015

The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 2000, were discussed at ESX. Panelists at the show discussed how to best train the generation in monitoring centers. Others noted that they’re a driving force behind the home automation and DIY market. How do Millennials affect your business?

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