BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - State Farm Central Monitoring Services, the proprietary central station of insurance firm State Farm, announced plans to host an Oregon certification trainer course at its headquarters here in mid-January.
NEW YORK - The Security Industry Alarm Coalition announced its endorsement of enhanced call verification at the ISC Expo East in November. At the same time, SIAC discussed the development of a new centralized national ordinance tracking database.
ALBANY - With Integrated Alarm Services GroupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s acquisition of National Alarm Computer Center all but certain, IASG will have to shift its attention away from the paperwork associated with the deal to building relationships with dealers that work with the central station.
Announced in early October, IASG is expected to acquire essentially all of the third-party monitoring centerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s assets from Tyco International for $50 million in cash.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Looking to gain a presence in an emerging market, full-service security firm Level 5 Security acquired Westec InterActive Security, an interactive video monitoring firm, from Secom Co.
DALLAS - To better equip its dealers with the latest strategies for customer acquisition and retention, Monitronics International launched a new initiative under the banner of Authorized Dealer Sales Training Program.
The new program includes seminars that cover operational concerns such as recruiting and retaining sales representatives, motivating employees, best practices for leads, presentations and networking.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Full-service security firm RFI will wrap up the construction of a new central station next month, giving the company an opportunity to further tap into the national third-party monitoring market and increase its technology capabilities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- As ADS Security identifies its latest acquisition target, the company is one of 45 sites working on upgrading its central station software from the Monitoring Automation Systems B32 platform.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?