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Northeast’s snow and central stations

How do monitoring centers handle it?

YARMOUTH, Maine—Amidst record-breaking amounts of snow, totaling more than 100 inches in some cities this winter, central stations in the Northeast still needed to operate fully staffed.

Amherst Alarm takes 'deliberate' path to success

A considered approach to everything from products to services has ensured three decades of steady growth for N.Y. company

AMHERST, N.Y.—Amherst Alarm, one of the nation’s leading alarm companies, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. CEO Tim Creenan credits his company’s long-term success to its "slow and deliberate" approach to business.

Licensing of central station operators mulled in New York


ALBANY, N.Y.—There’s legislation in the works here that, if passed, would require all New York central station operators to be licensed. Some industry insiders, such as CIA Security president John Lombardi, believe there’s merit in this type of legislation. But others, including Bart Didden of USA Central Station, believe this legislation is a bad idea.