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The value of pro monitoring still strong despite recent challenges

Professional monitoring revenue forecast to reach $19.22B by 2024
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06/03/2020

DALLAS—Parks Associates' Research Director Brad Russell shared some additional research with Security Systems News from Parks' “IoT: Extending Professional Monitoring for New Revenue” study that shows the value of professional monitoring is still strong despite recent challenges.

ADT delivers safety, peace of mind to Instacart shoppers

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05/26/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT partnered with Instacart to provide its mobile safety solution, Safe by ADT, to the delivery company’s 500,000 shoppers through an in-app safety feature.

Immix announces new CEO

Chris Brown takes reigns as company now operates as a legally separate entity from SureView Systems
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05/26/2020

TAMPA, Fla.—Immix, a global provider of commercial central station software for remote managed video services, announced that Chris Brown will take over as CEO and will oversee the global business from end-to-end.

Total professional monitoring revenue to exceed $15B in 2020

Parks’ research identifies new use cases in energy, health, security and smart home for professional monitoring
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05/13/2020

DALLAS—Research firm Parks Associates forecasts professional monitoring revenue for the U.S. residential security sector will total $15.74 billion in 2020, with smart home services accounting for $1.2 billion.

NMC issued a Managed Video Services UL 827B listing

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05/04/2020

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center, a Netwatch Group Company, announced that it has been issued the certificate of compliance from UL that certifies NMC and Netwatch Group as a UL approved monitoring station for managed video services.

COPS Monitoring promotes Juergen Henry

SSN 2019 “40 under 40” winner appointed assistant VP of operations
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05/04/2020

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, one of the largest providers of wholesale professional alarm monitoring services in North America, announced the promotion of Juergen Henry to assistant vice president of operations.

Security Partners closes central station after operator tests positive for coronavirus

Monitoring company relies on triple redundancy during five-day shutdown of San Antonio center, and temporary shutdown of Lancaster site
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04/29/2020

LANCASTER, Pa.—Based here in one of the hardest hit states being in such close proximity to New York, Security Partners LLC had what any company would consider its worst fear come true: An employee working at one of its three central stations had tested positive for coronavirus.

NAD presents findings on ADT’s challenge of SimpliSafe claims

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04/24/2020

NEW YORK—The National Advertising Division (NAD), an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation and a division of BBB National Programs’ self-regulatory and dispute resolution programs, determined that SimpliSafe, Inc.

DICE helps monitoring stations stay operational during pandemic

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04/08/2020

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation is helping monitoring stations stay fully operational during the coronavirus pandemic, providing the technology and support to allow these alarm companies to seamlessly move their workforces to home, while keeping people and critical assets and infrastructure protected without interruption.

COPS Monitoring delivers uninterrupted services through Nashville tornado

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03/09/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In the early morning hours of March 3, 2020, powerful storms ripped through Middle Tenn. spawning tornadoes, killing at least 25 people, and knocking out power and communications to an estimated 45,000 Nashville businesses and residents. 

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SSN News Poll July 2020

With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us all to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s News Poll looks to gauge readers thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.