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Freeus starts PERS University

New educational content will be exclusive to the company’s dealers

OGDEN, Utah—Freeus, an mPERS manufacturer based here, will be offering dealers education on how to enter and grow in the personal emergency response system space, called PERS University. Freeus will offer webinars, videos, one-on-one guidance and marketing materials.

New California bill protects alarm companies from false alarm fines


MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—California Gov. Jerry Brown on July 31 signed AB 1616 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian into law, bringing false alarm fines to the alarm permit holders, not alarm companies, unless the alarm company is responsible.

VRI makes PERS acquisition

Company to exceed $5 million in RMR

FRANKLIN, Ohio—VRI, a large PERS provider based here, recently purchased Healthcom, a healthcare technology provider based in Sullivan, Ill. VRI announced the partnership at the end of June.

MONI prepared for Fourth of July spike

Company director of monitoring discusses how MONI predicts and accommodates for increased alarm traffic

DALLAS—Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, MONI’s director of monitoring Grant Graham and his team had an idea of what to expect: increased alarm traffic.

SIAC named for ESA Gives Back 2017

Coalition recognized its top donors at ESX

FRISCO, Texas—The Security Industry Alarm Coalition, a non-profit organization that works to reduce false alarms and maintain relationships between the alarm industry and law enforcement, was recognized as the 2017 ESA Gives Back beneficiary at this year’s ESX.

AvantGuard names new president

Justin Bailey, company COO, takes on the role

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard on June 29 announced changes in its executive team; Justin Bailey, the company's COO, will also be its president, and former president Josh Garner will retain his role and title as AvantGuard's CEO.

Security Partners names new president

Industry veteran Randy Hall takes over the role

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company with four centers through the United States, today announced that Randy Hall will take over as the company’s president.

Wayne Alarm expands into remote video

Company is starting with a focus on existing customers

LYNN, Mass.—Wayne Alarm Systems, a full-service security company based here, in May began offering remote video services.

Essence to release mobile solution

Rafi Zauer calls Care@Home Active a ‘step forward’ for mPERS

HERZLIYA, Israel—Essence announced a new PERS product for a more mobile demographic today, the Care@Home Active, which Essence’s head of marketing Rafi Zauer called a “seamless extension of current PERS capabilities.”

CMS launches new dealer portal

Company focused on informing and training its dealers on the proprietary portal

LONGWOOD, Fla.—CMS is now launching CMS Compass, a proprietary dealer portal for the company’s dealers, allowing them to see more information relevant to their business on the portal’s dashboard.



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?