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Speck named president of Bold Technologies

R&D, new technology partnerships on Speck’s to-do list; company to launch two versions of PBX enterprise product at ISC West

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, a provider of central station automation software, has promoted Chuck Speck, formerly the VP of the company, to be its new president.

NMC opens new central station


LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center has announced the opening of a new 25,000-square-foot facility here, according to a news release.

LogicMark says mPERS not just for seniors

To be unveiled at ISC West, the mobile unit, SentryPal, is envisioned as product for teens and college students

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—PERS provider LogicMark, based here, is making a foray into the mobile PERS market with the launch of SentryPal, set to be rolled out at ISC West.

Monitronics to relocate

Monitoring giant will consolidate operations at new campus

DALLAS—Monitronics International, a third-party central station based here, will relocate to a new three-story, 165,000-square-foot corporate campus in the middle of 2015, Bruce Mungiguerra, vice president of operations at Monitronics, told Security Systems News.

Affiliated to unveil mobile app for dealers, technicians

It’s also exploring ways to monitor 'non-traditional devices'

UNION, N.J.—At its dealer summit in December, Affiliated Monitoring made clear that it was making a concerted push to develop its mobile aspect. The company is about to take another big step in that direction.

UCC completes Stages conversion, mobile app for dealers

Company also developing expanded technical support offering

SAN ANTONIO—The big milestone early in 2014 for United Central Control, a wholesale monitoring provider based here, is the now-complete conversion to Stages, a technology platform from Secure Global Systems that Tracey Ritchie, vice president and general manager of UCC, calls an “investment towards the future.”

Verified alarm? Definitions vary

Does ECV or cross-zoning qualify as a verified alarm? CSAA, PPVAR work toward new comprehensive verification standard

HENDERSON, Nev. and VIENNA, Va.—It’s likely that a new comprehensive verification standard will surface sometime in 2014. The Central Station Alarm Association is in the process of developing such a standard for all manner of verified alarms, and the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, since its inception, has been gathering best practices toward that end.

SW24 honors vets and first responders at Brooklyn Nets games


NEW YORK—SecureWatch 24 is teaming up with its partner in the National Basketball Association, the Brooklyn Nets, to honor first responders and serving or retired armed forces veterans at the team’s home games, according to a news release from the company.

Central station vet gets TriStar off the ground

The California-based central, in operation for barely a year, has a leader at the helm who’s familiar with the West Coast market

CORONA, Calif.—TriStar Monitoring, based here, may be a newcomer to the central station space, but the company’s president and founder, Tim LeBlanc, is anything but.

Security Central gears up for total solution launch

The package, which will be unveiled at ISC West, includes video verification and cloud-based managed services

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a third-party central station based here, plans to unveil a product package at ISC West that includes managed services, video verification and other cloud-based solutions for its dealers, Caroline Brown, business development manager, told Security Systems News.



SSN News Poll November 2015

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