RICHARDSON, Texas--Southwest Dispatch Center understands the importance of integrating new technology. The third-party monitoring facility completed a move and software upgrade last year to handle the facility's growth, and plans to offer advanced GPS services to its lineup.
INDIANAPOLIS--When Myers Protection Services, a security guard firm, scooped up two alarm companies last year, its reach shifted to installation and monitoring. In November, with the added services, the company relocated to a larger facility that houses a central station.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--Alarm Central, a third-party central station, will complete an upgrade early next year that includes video monitoring and remote access to accounts to vie with larger central stations.
RENO, Nev.--To better serve its customers and work with area police that have verified response policies, A-1 Security, a full service security and monitoring company, has added access control, video monitoring hardware and updated software as part of an upgrade this fall.
BOCA RATON, Fla.-- Dealers of Central One, a full service UL-listed monitoring station, can now tap into voice recordings in real time using the Internet or a PDA device, thanks to a customized recording system implemented by the central.
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?