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EMERgency24 offers ‘filtered monitoring’

End user-driven service has residential and commercial applications, company says
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01/06/2016

DES PLAINES, Ill.—Offering “filtered monitoring” has helped third party central EMERgency24 expand its video options for dealers, according to Kevin Lehan, company PR manager.

Dynamark sets sights on Southwest

Groff: Dyanmark eyeing central stations in Texas, New Mexico, So Cal or Nevada
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01/06/2016

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark, an established East Coast monitoring center, plans to go west in 2016, Hank Groff, Dynamark’s senior vice president of sales and business development, told Security Systems News.

Lowe’s goes with UCC for professional monitoring

Mark Matlock: Lowe’s DIY offering doesn’t pose a threat to traditional dealers
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01/06/2016

MOORESVILLE, N.C.—Home improvement company Lowe’s chose United Central Control as the professional monitoring partner for Iris, its DIY home automation system, Lowe's announced Jan. 4.

Top 2015 monitoring trends: ASAP, DIY, PERS and cloud

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12/16/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—CSAA’s ASAP to PSAP program, DIY being paired with 24/7 professional monitoring, PERS, and cloud automation were talked-about trends in monitoring in 2015.

DMC upgrades its central

Company could add new offerings in 2016
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12/14/2015

MIDLOTHIAN, Ill.—DMC Security, a full service company based here, spent the last year upgrading its monitoring center, including new infrastructure, servers, phones and computers. It’s looking into new services for 2016, including remote access control for customers.

My Alarm Center launches new DIY division

LivSecure sells DIY install devices with 24/7 professional monitoring
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12/08/2015

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center launched LivSecure, a direct-to-consumer division focused on DIY-installed equipment paired with professional monitoring.

UCC puts focus on dealer education

Company hosted two classes this year, planning more for 2016
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12/02/2015

SAN ANTONIO—Wholesale central station UCC is investing more in its dealers, recently with a new line of regional educational sessions, according to company SVP Mark Matlock.

Fire install company gets into monitoring

Ahern uses wholesale central COPS Monitoring
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11/24/2015

FOND DU LAC, Wis.—Ahern Fire Protection, a fire installation and service company based here, has started offering fire alarm monitoring along with its other services.

Central Monitoring values consistency

Written protocols, like checklists and manuals, help create accountability
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11/16/2015

ALBANY, Ga.—Judy Randle, president of Central Monitoring, gave alarm dealers advice on creating consistency through checklists and manuals at this year’s Honeywell CONNECT, in the session “Run your business like a franchise: Why policies, processes and procedures are important.”

Stanley Security acquires SentryNet

Companies create new offerings for dealer base
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11/10/2015

INDIANAPOLIS—Stanley Security, based here, acquired wholesale monitoring company SentryNet, resulting in new programs for SentryNet’s dealer base.

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SSN News Poll July 2016

With cybersecurity dominating much of the conversation at PSA-TEC and elsewhere, this month’s News Poll wants to know how your company is addressing cybersecurity.

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