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Monitronics restarts dealer council

Council will examine problems and initiatives among company’s dealers
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03/02/2016

DALLAS—After a three-year break, Monitronics is restarting its dealer council, a group of three dealers who examine issues and initiatives for the company’s dealer base.

Affiliated launches PERS conference

‘Catalyst’ to be held May 2016, in Naples, Fla.
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03/02/2016

NAPLES, Fla.—Affiliated Monitoring is expecting at least 250 people at its new PERS-focused conference Catalyst, held here May 17-19, Affiliated’s VP Daniel Oppenheim told Security Systems News.

Bart Didden’s new venture to help dealers with DIY

Didden muses about opening a fifth central station that caters to DragonFly
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03/02/2016

PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Bart Didden, president of USA Central Station, today announced the launch of a new venture: Security Dealer Network, which will aid dealers in entering the DIY market with its DragonFly offering.

NMC changes management roles

Michael Schubert is now CEO
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02/17/2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center made changes to its management structure in early February: Michael Schubert, the company’s president, became its first CEO, and Woodie Andrawos, NMC’s EVP, is now president of NMC.

Total Monitoring Services to open medical monitoring division

Tim Sproul: Division will open in 2016
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02/10/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Total Monitoring Services, a wholesale monitoring center based here, is looking to the future, and according to company president Tim Sproul that means focusing on PERS and mPERS.

Lydia receives $75 million

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01/27/2016

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—Lydia Security Monitoring, the parent company of COPS Monitoring, received a $75 million credit facility from Citizens Bank, the bank announced Jan. 25.

UCC acquired by COPS’ owner Lydia Security Monitoring

UCC will continue to operate separately, under its current brand
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01/27/2016

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—Lydia Security Monitoring, the parent company of COPS Monitoring, both based here, announced today it has acquired wholesale central station United Central Control.

Central stations have more options to get UL-listed

Centrals using newer tech, like virtualization, now have path to certification
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01/27/2016

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—Underwriters Laboratories now allows central stations using newer technologies—such as virtualization—ways to become UL-listed.

IBS improves its personal safety app

Safe and Secure designed to add RMR for central stations
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01/27/2016

DALLAS—IBS, a central station-focused software company, has made improvements to its Safe and Secure offering, a panic button app designed to give monitoring centers an entrée into the personal protection space and more RMR.

Numera expands EverThere offering

Users can create health alerts with info from connected devices
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01/15/2016

LAS VEGAS—EverThere, the activity-tracking platform attached to Numera’s Libris mPERS, can now include data from a variety of medical devices, Nortek announced during CES this year.

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Poll

SSN News Poll September 2016

Some traditional security companies—like LOUD Security and Select Security—are entering the DIY market. What do you think about DIY?