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Dynamark starts Partner Council

Council discussed partner incentives like competitions for vacations
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05/04/2016

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark has a new way to communicate with its partners, a recently created partner council, which will meet regularly to give the company feedback.

Monitoring America to build back-up facility

Alarm co-op’s new site could be operational before 2017
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04/27/2016

TULSA, Okla.—Monitoring America Alarm Co-op president Ron Wies said construction of the third-party central station’s redundant facility in nearby Owasso, Okla., may start next month.

Integration firm spins off video monitoring operation

ICU split the division off to avoid channel conflict
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04/27/2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—ICU Security Group, an integration firm based here, is spinning-off its proactive video monitoring division, SARC Monitoring, into a separate company.

DMP dealers can now offer day-to-day monitoring

OnDemand Monitoring enables end users to decide when they want monitoring and when they don’t
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04/15/2016

LAS VEGAS—DMP introduced its new OnDemand Monitoring feature at its April 5 owners’ forum.

SMS: The path to reducing work for central stations

End users can now get fewer calls, acknowledging low-priority alarms with a text
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04/04/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Monitoring centers can reduce their workload through alerting users by SMS text messages; more central station automation platforms are expanding this offering.

Freeus more than doubles customers in post-acquisition year

Company to show off first Freeus product at ISC West
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03/30/2016

OGDEN, Utah—Since Freeus’ acquisition of Securus’ PERS assets in early March 2015, the company has doubled its customer base and now has more than 100 dealers.

PasWord Protection acquires in its footprint

ISC Security’s former owner to join PasWord as consultant
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03/29/2016

HAMILTON, Ontario—PasWord Protection Services, a full service security company, has acquired ISC Security, both based here. The deal adds 500 accounts, bringing PasWord’s total monitored account base to more than 9,000.

CRM designed by dealers for dealers attracts major players

FillQuick emphasizes ease of information for dealers
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03/23/2016

EDMONTON, Canada—Designed by a former ADT dealer and developed specifically for security companies, FillQuick is a new CRM software company that is attracting some big name customers, like UCC, AvantGuard and, most recently, Monitronics.

SSN '20 under 40' winner launches new mPERS company

CallSafe device not just for elderly demographic, also useful for hikers, lone workers
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03/23/2016

PHOENIX—Nicole Swartwout, one of SSN’s “20 under 40” Class of 2015 award winners, has co-founded CallSafe, an mPERS provider based here.

Monitronics partners with telecom for lead generation

Frank Guido: Moni may partner with other telecoms
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03/09/2016

DALLAS—Monitronics has entered a lead generation partnership with telecom company Consolidated Communications, according to Monitronics’ CMO Frank Guido.

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SSN News Poll August 2016

The final sunset date for 2G—Dec. 31, 2016—is fast approaching. Speakers at last year’s Honeywell CONNECT conference said that dealers needed to get started. John Loud said in early 2016 that avoiding the hassle of 2G conversions would result in more companies looking to sell. Where is your company in the sunset?

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