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COPS to open fifth central station

New facility in Dallas will strengthen redundancy for wholesale monitoring provider
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11/17/2011

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring is enhancing its “hometown” strategy by expanding from four central stations to five, with a new facility scheduled to open in Dallas in the first quarter of 2012.

Reversal of Avondale ordinance possible

Industry advocates overturning ordinance fining alarm companies
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11/17/2011

AVONDALE, Ariz.—A city provision to shift the fines assessed for false alarms from consumers to alarm companies could soon be rescinded due to concerns about the measure’s constitutionality.

GCS knows how to network

Calif. company building an AES network to cover hundreds of square miles
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11/01/2011

HAYWARD, Calif.—Grand Central Station, a wholesale monitoring company based here, has big plans for the its UL-approved, private, radio mesh network that it started building about two years ago.

DICE levels more charges against Bold

But Bold claims DICE filed "baseless" suit because it can't compete
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10/27/2011

BAY CITY, Mich. and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—A legal dispute between central station automation platform provider DICE and its competitor Bold ratcheted up in October when DICE filed three additional allegations against Bold in court. DICE now is accusing Bold of copyright infringement and violation of two federal laws, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

SecureWatch24's new dealer program

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10/25/2011

ORLANDO, Fla.—Video monitoring company SecureWatch24 recently announced that it’s launching a new dealer program for its advanced video monitoring and access control services.

G4S Justice Services launches LoneProtector

Custom monitoring to enhance lone worker safety
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10/21/2011

ORLANDO, Fla.—G4S Justice Services, a division of one of the largest full-service service security companies in the world, debuted a new monitored lone worker safety solution called LoneProtector at the recent ASIS International convention here.

Bold files response to DICE

Asks court to award fees for the defense of 'baseless' suit
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10/06/2011

BAY CITY, Mich.—Colorado-based central station automation platform provider Bold Technologies, which in August was sued by direct competitor DICE Corporation of Michigan, on Sept. 30 filed a response to DICE's accusations.

Remote security services company VirSec launches partner program

Remote monitors all ex-security officers, military, police
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10/06/2011

TROY, Mich.—The Huffmaster Companies, a nationwide provider of guarding and other security technologies and services, on Sept.

Dynamark Monitoring opens its doors

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09/29/2011

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers, a well-known name in the security industry—the monitoring aspect of which disappeared through a series of acqu

Sielox announces new managed services company Sielox24Seven

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09/22/2011

ORLANDO, Fla.—Access control and video monitoring supplier Sielox at the ASIS International conference here on Sept. 20 announced the formation of a new managed services company called Sielox24Seven.

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Some new door-knocking scams recently prompted the Electronic Security Association to update its code of ethics to specifically ban them. Also, ADT this summer is offering up to $25,000 to whistleblowers who expose security companies that train sales teams to use deceptive selling techniques. What do you think are the best ways to combat door-to-door sales scams?

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