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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.

Central Monitoring Operators: training, empathy and thinking really fast

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08/30/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—A central monitoring station can be a cool place to work—if your idea of cool is not knowing what’s going to happen from one minute to the next, or talking people through crises, real and perceived, or getting information fast and accurate while determining whether lives are at stake.

Freeus starts PERS University

New educational content will be exclusive to the company’s dealers
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08/30/2017

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

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08/23/2017

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
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07/20/2017

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
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07/07/2017

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
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07/05/2017

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
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07/05/2017

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
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06/12/2017

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
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06/07/2017

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

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