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SentryNet offering classes on taking on large nationals

Preparing dealers to go ‘toe-to-toe with ADT’

RICHLAND, Miss.—SentryNet, a third-party monitoring station with locations in Tennessee and Florida, started a series of classes in December designed to teach its dealers how to compete with the likes of ADT, Vivint and other national companies.

Central gets into software business

Third-party monitoring company a.p.i. Monitoring has new mPERS partnership

TORONTO—Operating seven central stations across the United States and Canada, a.p.i. Monitoring will offer more to its dealers, with proprietary accounting software to be released Q3 2015, and a new mPERS partnership agreement to monitor Numera devices.

American Alarm and Communications’ unique approach

Unique in central station composition to employee outlook

ARLINGTON, Mass.—For American Alarm, it’s not just about the growth of the company, but an invested growth in the individual—which, itself, facilitates company growth. The company on Dec. 15 hosted a visit for a new Security Systems News editor.

Doyle acquires Dakota Systems’ accounts

Expands in footprint and expects more

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Doyle Security Systems in November acquired 300 accounts from Dakota Systems, both based here, which will now be monitored by Doyle’s central station, based in Henrietta, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester.

Buckeye Protective Services creates new division

‘THE-Central Station’ will develop wholesale monitoring business

CANTON, Ohio—Buckeye Protective Services, a monitoring, investigative and employment screening company based here, is creating a new division, under the name THE-Central Station, that will exclusively handle Buckeye’s wholesale monitoring.

Volunteers fighting false alarms in Nevada

Carson City pioneering new approach

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The sheriff’s office here is using volunteers to reduce false alarm dispatches, an approach new to the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, SIAC says.

Bold integrates VMAX DVR with Manitou

A further effort to make Manitou a ‘toolbox’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Oct. 28 announced that its Manitou software now integrates with VMAX DVR solutions from Digital Watchdog.

Security Partners to open fourth location

Las Vegas as the strategic next step

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners announced Nov. 25 that it is opening a new 7,424- square-foot central station in Las Vegas, adding to its national network of three other locations.

Helping building owners keep watch

SW24’s new offering for multi-family housing

NEW YORK—SecureWatch 24 used ISC East 2014 to showcase SecureWatchman, a new offering of customizable video analytic alerts for building owners.

CAA fights Chico on ordinance

Ordinance requires false alarm fines for alarm companies

CHICO, Calif.—The California Alarm Association (CAA) and the Sacramento Area Alarm Association (SAAA) are filing a lawsuit against the city of Chico, Calif., after the city on Oct. 21 unanimously passed an ordinance that fines alarm companies for false alarms.



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?