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DMP committed to reducing false dispatch

New feature simplifies false alarm cancellation for end users
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07/21/2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Digital Monitoring Products on July 19 announced a new feature to its alarm panels that, according to VP of marketing Mark Hillenburg, displays the company's continuing dedication to reducing false dispatch, which ties up central station operators, can lead to end user fines, and wastes police resources and tax payer's money.

DICE adding staff in anticipation of client needs

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07/21/2011

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corp.—which has been moving away from branding itself strictly as a central station automation platform provider and more as a technology-infrastructure back-up provider—has been busy with more than a dozen new hires recently. And company president and CEO Cliff Dice says there are no plans to stop there.

Redundancy helps Universal Security Monitoring grow

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07/14/2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. and ATLANTA—Universal Security Monitoring, which became the central station arm of Crime Prevention Security Systems when CPSS acquired the monitoring center in 1996, is growing its monitoring footprint, ramping up its AES IntelliNet radio network. It's a move central station manager Jim Carr says positions his company well for the future.

NMC debuts new tools to help dealers stay connected

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07/14/2011

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—National Monitoring Center has announced the launch of a new mass notification service that will help dealers stay more updated and informed in real time, when in the field and on the go.

SecureWatch24 ready to expand biz model, offerings with new ‘Fusion Center’

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07/07/2011

NEW YORK—SecureWatch24, a security company started by retired NYPD officers and specializing in property surveillance and facilities management, recently told Security Systems News they are ready to expand their offerings and footprint and change the face of the industry in their market.

Micro Key's Caller ID Injection keeps centrals invisible

New feature may reduce false alarms
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06/23/2011

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Central Station automation platform provider Micro Key on June 15 announced a new feature to its Millennium automation platform that the company says will allow central stations to help their dealers strengthen their own brand while making dispatchers’ jobs easier.

DICE continues to transform

Increases video/audio capability, readies partnerships with smart home solution providers
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06/23/2011

BAY CITY, Mich.—Central station automation platform provider DICE Corporation says it's working to stay ahead in the areas of inline video, phone switch software and home automation integration.

CSAA General Meeting: 'Overall, we're in a very healthy situation.'

Board of directors approves funding plan to build ASAP program proxy server
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06/16/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Central Station Alarm Association held its general membership meeting on June 7 at the ESX show, and the message to attendees was that while the economy is tough, the monitoring industry's association is doing okay and is pushing for action in the form of a nationwide initiative to radically revamp public safety communications.

Second annual summit for managed and hosted video

Attendees laud opportunity inherent in managed services
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06/16/2011

BOULDER, Colo.—Envysion held its second annual Hosted & Managed Video Summit here just prior to the annual ESX show from June 6-7. There was a sold out crowd of more than 75 participants this year, up 50 percent from last year, according to Envysion VP of product and marketing Carlos Perez.

Cernium, Sprint announce technology partnership

First CDMA-based security solution aims to verify alarms
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06/09/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Video analytics supplier Cernium, whose CheckVideo solution has been making the case for proactive verification of alarms for priority response from municipalities along with RSI, on June 8 announced a technology partnership with wireless provider Sprint at the ESX show here.

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SSN News Poll May 2014

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