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COPS Monitoring’s backup central nears completion

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02/01/2004

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - After a year of planning and construction, COPS Monitoring is just about ready to open its backup central station here, which is intended to both improve the reliability of the company’s monitoring service and increase its market presence in the western United States.

VRI unloads its security business

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02/01/2004

SPRINGBORO, Ohio - Valued Relationships Inc., a provider of medical response monitoring, has sold its security division to Alarm Capital Alliance, a specialty security lender based in Woodlyn, Penn.

CSAA to launch online false alarm reduction course

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

VIENNA, Va. - In addition to pushing for passage of an alarm monitoring licensing reciprocity bill (see related story), the Central Station Alarm Association is working on another tool for local authorities having jurisdiction to use in the battle against false alarms.

Court rules alarm company can access county permit list

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

BALTIMORE - In December, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that a county ordinance alone may not be the basis for an exemption to the general public disclosure obligations of the Maryland Public Information Act.

The decision continues the pursuit by Police Patrol Security Systems of Alexandria, Va.

IASG to close PSI call center

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

Monitoring operations to be consolidated into existing centers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

Employee retention no game at NMC

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01/01/2004

ALISA VIEJO, Calif.—In any business, maintaining a good pool of employees can be challenging, so it should come as no surprise that National Monitoring Center has taken some unique steps to ensure that its employees are happy.

I-support, video monitoring to fuel NMC’s growth in ‘04

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01/01/2004

I-support, video monitoring to fuel NMC’s growth in ‘04ALISA VIEJO, Calif. - Two years into its run, National Monitoring Center continues to find ways to reinvent itself and provide new levels of service to its existing client base and attract new customers at the same time.

Seattle Council goes ahead with alarm fees

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

SEATTLE - In late November, after more than a month of debate, the Seattle City Council adopted new alarm fees and fines as part of the city’s $666 million 2004 budget proposed by Mayor Greg Nickels last year.

The new ordinance creates an annual license fee of $40 for burglar alarms, $80 for fire alarm systems not required by fire code and $320 for fire alarm systems required by code.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2004

Monitronics makes seventh Inc. list
DALLAS - Monitronics International has been named to Inc.

Three months in, police say Tucson alarm policy working

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01/01/2004

TUCSON, Ariz. - According to police here, the city’s alarm response policy has been a success, with false alarm responses dropping 48 percent in the more than three months since it was enacted.

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SSN News Poll September 2014

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