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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.

Essence to release mobile solution

Rafi Zauer calls [email protected] Active a ‘step forward’ for mPERS
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05/17/2017

HERZLIYA, Israel—Essence announced a new PERS product for a more mobile demographic today, the [email protected] Active, which Essence’s head of marketing Rafi Zauer called a “seamless extension of current PERS capabilities.”

CMS launches new dealer portal

Company focused on informing and training its dealers on the proprietary portal
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05/03/2017

LONGWOOD, Fla.—CMS is now launching CMS Compass, a proprietary dealer portal for the company’s dealers, allowing them to see more information relevant to their business on the portal’s dashboard.

Rapid Response plans to hire 125

Company to host job fair following the completion of headquarters expansion
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04/19/2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Rapid Response Monitoring plans to hire 125 employees at its corporate headquarters, based here, over the next year, according to Christopher Denniston, the company’s marketing and communications manager.

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SSN News Poll June 2019

ISC West 2019 wrapped up in Las Vegas April 12 after another highly successful event with packed aisles on the trade show floor and in the educational sessions. This month’s News Poll looks to gauge your experience at this year’s ISC West.