COPS MonitoringÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s backup central nears completion
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 companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s monitoring service and increase its market presence in the western United States.
The center will provide a lifeline for customers in case the com-panyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Williams-town, N.J., central station is offline.
Industry veteran Maria Malice, the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vice president of western operations, has been overseeing the construction of the facility, which includes about 4,000 square feet of monitoring space.
With about $1 million invested in the project, Malice said COPS is eager to get the station online.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are working on opening in the first quarter, as soon as possible,Ã¢â‚¬Â Malice said.
Upon the facilityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s opening, it will house about 20 workstations to accommodate a workforce about half the size of the staff at COPSÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Williamstown monitoring facility. The two central stations will be linked through one central station mainframe based in Williamstown.