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PPVAR looks to update standards, implement new training in 2018

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12/19/2017

FRESNO, Calif.—The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response is working to release updated best practices on video and audio verified alarms and put out new verification training modules for operators in the coming year.

TMA releases new Level 1 operator training course

Association to work on false alarm training course and updating Level 2 in 2018
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12/13/2017

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association recently announced a new Level 1 training course for operators.

NMC hires new director of national sales

Industry veteran Nicola Oakie brings more than 20 years’ experience to her new role
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12/13/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—NMC recently hired Nicola Oakie, who previously worked as the general manager with American Video and Security and then the director of business development at I-View Now, as the company’s new director of national sales.

Women in Security: Suzie Nye, AvantGuard

Nye suggests encouraging more female support at industry events
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11/27/2017

OGDEN, Utah—Suzie Nye, the vice president of operations for AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, has been with the company for 27 years.

I-View Now integrates with Nest cameras

Nest’s Gene LaNois says verification will benefit traditional dealers
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11/01/2017

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Smart home company Nest, based here, recently announced a new partnership with I-View Now, bringing video verification into its cameras.

TMA holds 2017 Annual Meeting in Arizona

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10/25/2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Monitoring Association held its 2017 annual meeting here, Oct. 7-11, the first annual meeting since changing the association’s name from CSAA. Included here is a brief overview of some of the educational sessions and a couple of topics that speakers addressed.

Dynamark buys second monitoring center

Company acquired Buckeye Protective Services, based in Ohio
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10/04/2017

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers in late September announced its purchase of Buckeye Protective Services, in Canton, Ohio, as a redundant central station to its monitoring center based here.

American Burglary and Fire remodels headquarters

Remodeled facility to have a more open, modern feel
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09/25/2017

FENTON, Mo.—American Burglary and Fire, a full-service security company based here, expects to finish the remodel of its facility in October, a project that first entered planning two years ago.

Medical alert systems: A current PERSpective

Four executives in the PERS or mPERS space weigh in on the technology today
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09/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—The PERS space has been evolving much in the past several years, now with several conferences that discuss the topic, including the MAMA annual meeting, Affiliated Monitoring’s Catalyst and The PERS Summit.

Eyewitness Surveillance merges with Watchdog Virtual Guard

Companies both work in protecting metal recycling plants
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08/30/2017

HANOVER, Md.—Eyewitness Surveillance, a provider of remote video monitoring and other security services based here, is merging security solution provider Watchdog Virtual Guard into its operations.

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Poll

SSN News Poll December 2018

Cybersecurity has been an ongoing topic in the industry, and SIA just released a new study benchmarking the area. The study delves into new increases in cybersecurity spending, cyberthreat vectors, and technologies that could help cybersecurity. Where do you see some of these trends headed?