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Medical Guardian adds Sunil Vulli as its new CTO

Vulli sees IoT improving and empowering the end user’s experience

PHILADELPHIA—Medical Guardian recently added its first CTO, Sunil Vulli, whose experience with lifestyle consumer products will help the company as it develops new products and offerings.

MKS is revamping Micro Key University

The software company breaks 1,200 customer mark

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—MKS, a provider of monitoring center software, recently announced that it is revamping Micro Key University. The company’s EVP Chuck Speck told Security Systems News that account growth was a factor for the re-launch.

Affiliated expands educational structure for Catalyst 2018

Zappos executive will be the conference’s featured speaker

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla.—Affiliated Monitoring is gearing up for its third annual Catalyst conference, to be held here, May 21-23. Daniel Oppenheim, Affiliated’s executive vice president, spoke with Security Systems News about some of this year’s speakers and educational sessions.

COPS to offer mPERS monitoring

Company plans rollout for late summer

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, a company with a network of six monitoring centers across the U.S., is looking to monitor mobile personal emergency response systems for its dealers this year.

Dynamark had a good year in 2017, shares contributing factors

CEO Trey Alter sees signs of a healthy industry

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers had a good year in 2017, beating sales goals, acquiring a second central station and increasing wholesale business. Company executives talked with Security Systems News about the processes and philosophies that facilitated the growth.

Security Partners celebrates 20 years

Company to break ground on new HQ, has new website

LANCASTER, Pa.—On Feb. 10, Security Partners marks 20 years in the wholesale monitoring space, and as it hits this milestone the company is making improvements and planning for a new, bigger headquarters based here.

Familiar faces are new owners at AvantGuard, Freeus

AvantGuard announces new $20m line of credit, new CFO

OGDEN, Utah—On Jan. 1, executives from AvantGuard and Freeus became part owners of a newly formed holding company called Becklar.

Medical Guardian launches Freedom Guardian

New smart watch includes emergency response, transportation, and messaging capabilities

LAS VEGAS—PERS company Medical Guardian at CES 2018 launched a new product, the Freedom Guardian, a smart watch designed specifically for seniors’ everyday use as well as for emergencies.

ADT brings verification to SMB customers using its Pulse platform

Company plans to bring verification to residential Pulse customers in 2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced in late December that it could verify alarms through cameras connected for small- to medium-sized business customers on the ADT Pulse platform nationwide.

PPVAR looks to update standards, implement new training in 2018


FRESNO, Calif.—The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response is working to release updated best practices on video and audio verified alarms and put out new verification training modules for operators in the coming year.



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?