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CMS joins Citizens Finance program

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03/01/2004

LONGWOOD, Fla. - Computerized Monitoring Services has become the second central station to join Citizens Finance Co.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

Diebold central earns Five-Diamond rating

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Die-bold Inc. is the latest company to earn the Central Station Alarm Association’s Five-Diamond 100 percent Operator Certified Central Station designation.

No change anticipated in CMS operations

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2004

Parent company Protection One’s sale shouldn’t affect service

LONGWOOD, Fla. - With Westar Energy preparing to sell its stake in security company Protection One to investment firm Quadrangle Group (see story on page 1), there may be some concern among customers about the future of Computerized Monitoring Services, Protection One’s wholesale monitoring division based here.

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.

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SSN News Poll December 2014

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