Dynamark Monitoring opens its doors

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers, a well-known name in the security industry—the monitoring aspect of which disappeared through a series of acquisitions several years ago, and which earlier this year announced its intent to relaunch—is once again officially open for business.

"We opened the door on Monday [Sept. 19] with a staff of 20," Dynamark VP sales and marketing Tom Piston told Security Systems News. "We will, of course, need to add more in the coming months."

Part of the funding for the 26,000-square-foot center, based here, came from conditional local and state grants that stipulate Dynamark Monitoring create a certain number of local jobs. Dynamark Monitoring invested $1.5 million of its own money and received a combined total of $130,000 in additional funding from grants to create the new monitoring center.

Piston said plans were to bring on more staff and expand over the coming months.

"We are licensed to do business in 18 states so far and we're adding more all the time. We have accounts coming in from as far away as Arkansas and Missouri. There are approximately 30,000 accounts pledged to come into the central station, and those have come only from promotion to First Action product customers," Piston said. "We are only now starting to promote beyond our existing customer base, and I expect that will increase our level of activity even more." Dynamark Monitoring is a sister company to First Action Security Team, which supplies security products as well as training to its customers.

Piston said that there were currently more than 100 Dynamark dealers and that the company planned by January to roll out account funding and account purchase programs.

Dynamark Monitoring, a UL-listed third party central station, is a CSAA member and is in the process of pursuing Five Diamond Certification.