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CSAA, ESA recognize industry excellence at ESX 2011

Annual awards given out
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06/09/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Two of the security industry's biggest national associations, the Central Station Alarm Association and the Electronic Security Association, held their annual awards ceremonies at this year's Electronic Security Expo here.

Security Partners adds radios, grows Centras Network footprint

'In the next three to five years, we'll have the whole mid-Atlantic area covered'
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06/02/2011

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners—the UL-listed/FM approved/CSAA 5-Diamond certified central monitoring station collocated with Select Security—announced recently it had added more radios and more Internet connections, called IP-links, to its AES Intellinet wireless mesh network, which it has branded Centras. Security Partners began deploying an AES mesh network a year ago and switched to the Centras branding in January of 2011. According to company president Patrick Egan, the growing network is a sign of the times.

Atlas lends a helping hand to those affected by tornadoes

Full-service alarm company has busy first half
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05/26/2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Although Atlas Security has not been directly impacted by recent tornadoes in the Midwest, Atlas employees are actively helping out neighbors affected by the catastrophic events.

Micro Key debuts mobile apps to save central stations time/money

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05/25/2011

KISSIMEE, Fla.—Two new smartphone apps from central station automation platform provider Micro Key will help integrators and central stations save time and money and run more efficiently, according to Micro Key business development manager Victoria Ferro.

CMS partners with UPG for discounted pricing

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05/24/2011

LONGWOOD, Fla.—Criticom Monitoring Services, the largest wholesale monitoring center in the U.S. with over 800,000 subscribers and over 4,000 dealers, in May announced a partnership with Universal Power Group, a supplier and distributor of batteries and power accessories, as well as a provider of supply chain services.

Spagnola is new Iverify CEO

Mike May starts new venture
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05/19/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Mike May, Iverify president and CEO, on May 10 announced he would be taking on a new role of strategic advisor with the company, while interim CFO Mark Spagnolo will take over May's previous functions.

Iverify’s new $39m video monitoring contract ‘largest in the industry’

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05/19/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In what it says is the “largest video monitoring contract in history,” Iverify at the end of April announced it won a five-year contract valued at $39 million to provide guard replacement and shrink-reduction services to 529 Family Dollar stores, nationwide.
Iverify president Mike May said Iverify brought big savings to the table for the Family Dollar.

Centralarm opens new disaster recovery center

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05/09/2011

BEDFORD, N.H.—Third party central monitoring center Centralarm is getting ready for the ribbon cutting at a brand new disaster recovery center based here. According to Centralarm president Kevin Helmig, the new 22-seat call center is the first step on a footprint-expansion path.

What are they doing right?

Bold experiences record growth year in 2010
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05/03/2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Central station automation platform provider Bold Technologies in March announced it had experienced its largest increase in growth during the past ten years with a recession-defying 45 percent growth rate in 2010.

Power Home Technologies signs up with Monitronics

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05/03/2011

DALLAS—A new partnership between “one of the top dealers in the country” and recently acquired Monitronics, one of the largest wholesale monitoring companies in the country, means only good things, according to both parties.

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