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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.

2G sunset: Now or never

Plan, prepare, get started, experts say
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10/28/2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Alarm Protection Services has converted 1,100 of the 1,800 2G systems in its customer base. That’s helped its business and it only lost four customers who did not want to upgrade, according to Spencer Smith, APS president.

Diebold is first major commercial provider to go ASAP

Rollout will be complete in three cities by end of November
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10/21/2015

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Diebold, the first commercial-focused company to participate in the ASAP to PSAP program, will be up and running in three cities by the end of November, Damon Kanzler, Diebold’s VP centralized services and business processes, told Security Systems News.

New leadership brings new approach to CSAA education

Association hosts session on industry businesses and health care
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10/21/2015

SONOMA, Calif.—At its first annual meeting with new leaders Jay Hauhn and Pam Petrow, the CSAA agenda included educational topics that directly affect central station business operations and products, such as the Affordable Care Act.

Vivint latest big player to go ASAP

Company hopes to encourage more PSAPs
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10/07/2015

PROVO, Utah—Vivint in late September started planning its ASAP to PSAP adoption.

PERS features debated at AvantGuard summit

Fall detection, networking opportunities stand out at event
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10/07/2015

PARK CITY, Utah— Attendees debated the demand for “fall detection” in PERS devices at AvantGuard’s third PERS Summit, held here last week.

Numera releases activity tracking platform EverThere

Company’s acquisition by Nortek Security & Control adds backing for Numera
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09/30/2015

SEATTLE—Numera is rolling out EverThere, a new proactive activity tracking platform attached to its Libris mPERS, allowing users or family members to track activity levels, note trends and set alerts.

CryWolf to help New Orleans false alarms

Software solution to increase fines and collections
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09/30/2015

NEW ORLEANS—CryWolf False Alarm Solutions gained a contract to manage New Orleans’ false alarm management program, which entails issuing and collecting fines, permit fees, and compiling alarm system data.

The-Central Station grows dealer base by 20 percent

First dealer meeting will address video verification, other hot topics
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09/23/2015

CANTON, Ohio—The-Central Station, a new division of Buckeye Protective Services, has grown its dealer base about 20 percent and is preparing for its first dealer meeting under the new name, to be held here at the Football Hall of Fame.

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SSN News Poll November 2016

ASIS International's 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits sparked a lot of conversations about the technologies and issues within the industry today. Which technologies were most talked about, and what are the industry's biggest challenges?