SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, July 1, 2004

ADS Security receives highest certification from CSAA
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Central Station Alarm Association has recognized ADS Security with a five-diamond certification, its highest level of endorsement. ADS joins less than 30 alarm monitoring companies that have received such certification.

CSAA requires central station operators to successfully complete its Central Station Operator Training Course Level I, or an equivalent class, for a central station to achieve five diamond certification. ADS operates a UL-listed central station and monitors more than 50,000 accounts in 18 states.
National Monitoring Center and Dedicated Micros form partnership
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Central station monitoring firm National Monitoring Center entered into a video verification product partnership with Dedicated Micros, a Chantilly, Va.-based multiplexer and digital recording company.

As a result of the partnership, NMC integrated Dedicated Micros’ technology into its central monitoring equipment. The company now offers remote verification services that enable call center operators to visually scan locations where alarms are triggered.

Using the integrated technology, operators can locate where a fire is present at a location as well as track the movements of an intruder.
Monitronics provides security services for G8 Summit
DALLAS - Monitronics provided security services for the Group of 8 Summit last month at the request of the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security. G8 is a group of eight countries that meet yearly to discuss how economic, political and social issues affect the international community.

Monitronics provided security systems and 24-hour monitoring during the three-day event in Sea Island, Ga. The company designed, installed and monitored intrusion detection systems for certain facilities at the summit, including the International Media Center and the Multi-Agency Command Center.