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DICE announces new VP of sales, new business development manager

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09/05/2018

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation recently hired Heidi Husted as the company’s new vice president of sales, and Corinne Faulmann as DICE’s new business development manager.

Five Questions: Kat Tallman

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08/29/2018

Kat Tallman was recently promoted to the role of COPS Monitoring’s VP of software development, based in the New Jersey headquarters.

IP NetConnect announces integration with Micro Key

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08/29/2018

LAS VEGAS—IP NetConnect, a remote network monitoring and connectivity platform based here, has announced that the IP NetConnect platform is now integrated with Micro Key's central station automation software.

Best Buy to purchase GreatCall for $800 million

GTCR exec discusses the deal with SSN
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08/22/2018

SAN DIEGO—Chicago-based PE firm GTCR recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell GreatCall to Best Buy for cash consideration of $800 million.

Where is video monitoring now?

Representatives from four monitoring centers provide insight on the video monitoring market
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07/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Video monitoring, including proactive video monitoring, guard tours, video verification and even MIY among consumers, is on the rise, according to six wholesale monitoring professionals interviewed by Security Systems News.

Advances in monitoring technology changing the standards landscape

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07/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace within security, monitoring companies and third party standards organizations such as UL are doing their best to understand what this means for central stations today, especially in regard to creating requirements that reflect the current state of innovation within the industry.

Blue Ridge Monitoring remodels, rebrands

BRM is focusing on staying relevant in today’s world
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07/18/2018

ANDERSON, S.C.—Blue Ridge Monitoring, a third party monitoring company based here, is remodeling its central station, adding capabilities and a renewed focus on video monitoring, as well as rebranding the company.

Bold Technologies and Perennial Software merge, both companies acquired

Bold to bring Perennial’s products under its umbrella
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07/11/2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, an alarm monitoring software provider, yesterday announced that it has completed a long-planned merger with Perennial Software, which provides business management software in the security industry.

Dynamark forms strategic alliance with National Network Group

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06/19/2018

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers recently announced a partnership with National Network Group, a consulting firm based out of Pittsburgh, Pa. that connects end users with integrators.

IHS Markit projects growth, changes for alarm monitoring market to 2022

Company analyst recommends traditional security companies look more at value-added offerings
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05/14/2018

LONDON—IHS Markit, a research firm based here, recently released some insights on the alarm monitoring market in 2017 and what it predicts will happen by 2018 and 2022.

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SSN News Poll January 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and the holiday season shortly behind, and with companies already planning the budget for 2019, it’s getting time to look ahead at what the new year will hold for the industry. What do you see as top trends for 2019?