Monitronics releases second quarter results

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, April 1, 2005

DALLAS - Monitronics Intl. reported $41.5 million in revenue for the second quarter that ended on December 31, 2004, an 11-percent increase from the same time period in 2003.

The third-party monitoring firm said revenue for the last six months of the year was $82 million - a 12-percent increase from the year before, when revenue was $73.4 million.

For 2004, its account attrition rate was 12.7 percent, an increase from 11 percent for the previous year. The company attributed the rise in cancelled accounts to a new policy that enables customers to terminate monitoring services with 30 days notice.

Three central stations receive CSAA certification

VIENNA, Va. - The Central Station Alarm Association said Lafayette, La.-based Acadian On Watch, Rockford, Minn.-based Wright-Hennepin and Hicksville, N.Y.-based Lowitt Alarms-Metrodial received Five Diamond Certification from it this year.

In order to receive this distinction, the monitoring companies required all of its operators to complete an online course and a test on the material.

According to the CSAA, approximately 2,700 central stations are in the United States, of which less than 50 have attained this certification.

Eclipse offers security dealers brochure materials

Newport Beach, Calif. - Eclipse Marketing introduced a program that enables alarm dealers and related service providers to purchase brochures in quantities both small and large.

The materials include the benefits of alarm systems, including the protection of property and cost savings when security systems are installed during the construction process.