CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Central Station Alarm Association held its general membership meeting on June 7 at the ESX show, and the message to attendees was that while the economy is tough, the monitoring industry's association is doing okay and is pushing for action in the form of a nationwide initiative to radically revamp public safety communications.
DALLAS—A new technology partnership aims to simplify and speed up 911 dispatch for central stations. Furthermore, the partnership aligns with current efforts on the part of the Central Station Alarm Association and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials.
PITTSBURGH—Taking market share from ADT is at the top of the to-do list for industry veteran Gary Fraser who joined Vector Security two weeks ago as Director of North American Sales for Vector’s National Accounts Division.
PHILADELPHIA—Vector Security, which last week lost its longtime president, John Murphy, announced Oct. 19 that its board had appointed Pam Petrow, former EVP and COO of the company as the new president and CEO.
MT LAUREL, N.J.—Vector Security president and CSAA past president John Murphy died Oct. 13 after a protracted fight with cancer.
“Despite his courageous six year battle, John peacefully succumbed to his illness,” Murphy’s wife Mary Murphy said in an announcement from the CSAA. “John passed at home with our children and myself at his bedside, and we now rest comfortably in knowing that John is finally pain free.”