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ADT expands mobile reach with Lyft partnership

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10/15/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT this week announced a partnership to integrate mobile safety solutions into the Lyft platform. Extending ADT’s safety and technology to mobile applications will bring an additional layer of security to Lyft’s rideshare experience. 

TMA issuing Certificates of Verification to qualifying alarm companies

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10/09/2019

McLEAN, Va.—Announced in April, The Monitoring Association (TMA) reached an agreement with AT&T to provide qualified alarm companies with a TMA Certificate of Verification that will enable them to apply for eligibility to use FirstNet services for alarm transport comm

COPS Monitoring promotes Eric Scrivana to newly created management position

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08/21/2019

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, a provider of wholesale professional alarm services in North America, announced the promotion of Eric Scrivana to the newly created position of Operations Project Manager.

TMA announces keynotes for annual meeting

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07/31/2019

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced its keynote speakers for the upcoming TMA 2019 Annual Meeting, including former Bridgestone Americas, Inc. CEO, President and Chairman Gary A. Garfield and Inc. Magazine Editor-in-Chief Eric Schurenberg.

National Monitoring Center continues growing with expansion of sales team

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07/22/2019

Lake Forest, Calif.—National Monitoring Center (NMC), a third-party monitoring company in the United States with monitoring centers in Calif. and Texas, hires industry veteran, Mark Conger as national accounts manager.

LifeShield HD Video Doorbell camera makes its debut

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07/11/2019

LANGHORNE, Pa.—Recently acquired by ADT, LifeShield added the LifeShield HD, Wi-Fi-connected video doorbell to its professionally monitored, DIY smart home security product offerings.

The Monitoring Association onboards its 50th, 51st and 52nd PSAP

ASAP-to-PSAP service streamlines communication and saves lives
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06/12/2019

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) is pleased to announce the addition of three new PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) to its ASAP-to-PSAP service, bringing the total number of participating jurisdictions up to 52.

DICE Corp. wins ESX Innovation Award for new app

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06/12/2019

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation won an Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Innovation Award in Indianapolis last week for its all-new Video Verification App.

Security Information Systems, receives factory certification under the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program

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06/04/2019

ORLANDO, Fla.—Security Information Systems, Inc. announced recently that it has received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP).

The Edmonds Group advises Utah-based Becklar on expansion of credit facility

Parent company of both AvantGuard and Freeus closes on a new $25 million debt facility
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06/04/2019

OGDEN, Utah—Becklar, LLC, parent company of both AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus, announced the closing of a new $25 million debt facility with Pacific Western Bank. The Edmonds Group served as exclusive financial adviser to Becklar.

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SSN News Poll April 2020

As the industry moves to more of a managed services model — PSA’s Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program is good proof of that — this month’s News Poll looks at what companies are doing to increase their overall RMR through this type of business model.