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House Commerce Committee stamps VoIP notification

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SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

WASHINGTON--In late April the House Commerce Committee adopted by unanimous voice vote the Alarm VoIP Consumer Notification Amendment, sponsored by Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and supported by Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-Texas).

Bold gets gold star, now part of Microsoft partner program

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
06/01/2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co.--Bold Technologies earned certified status in Microsoft's partner program in early May.

SecurTek emphasizes lifestyle in alarm marketing campaign this spring

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06/01/2006

YORKTON, Saskatchewan--SecurTek, a full-service alarm company with retail and wholesale monitoring, unveiled in May a new marketing campaign to provide home automation lifestyle security packages, such as notification of when children arrive home or septic tanks near their capacity. The move is aimed at providing added value for a dealer's sell and moving beyond traditional security applications.

CRITICOM navigates new program for dealers

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06/01/2006

DALLAS--Criticom International, a solutions provider for independent alarm dealers, unveiled a marketing campaign in April that combines the strengths of Criticom and acquired companies NACC and FSS into a single sales organization to facilitate growth for dealers and Criticom's three monitoring centers. The campaign, focusing on three product verticals--monitoring, dealer services and acquisitions--includes the announcement of a high-multiple financing program that is "designed for a dealer that has predictable volumes, proven track records, and who needs equity in the business," said executive vice president Mike Fields.

UHS helps solve VoIP problem for central stations

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06/01/2006

ATLANTA--As homeowners and businesses abandon landline communication and migrate to VoIP, UHS, a broadband security company, has a solution that can help centrals continue to communicate with their accounts.
Coming from the Australian telecommunications market, and setting up shop here in 2004, UHS outfitted Central Alarm Control of South Miami, Fla.

Why two centrals chose IP

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06/01/2006

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla.; LACEY, Wash.

Vector supports guards and reservists when away

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06/01/2006

Before Sept. 11, 2001, Vector Security aided employees who belonged to the National Guard and Reserves by continuing their full-time status while away at annual military missions.

ACCENT the positive

Meeting of the minds concludes video monitoring standards needed
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05/01/2006

LAS VEGAS--A group of more than 40 members of the ACCENT Listserv, including manufacturers, central station managers and consultants in the alarm monitoring community, convened to discuss the current climate of the industry at the ISC West show last month.
Ellen Rodrigues, manager of corporate services at Monitronics, started the conversation by saying, "There is so much more than just alarm monitoring," when describing what central stations do now.

Alarm Central shines with certification

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--Alarm Central, a third party central station, is on target with its 2006 first quarter goals.

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SSN News Poll July 2015

Studies show a correlation between having women in the boardroom and profitability. And yet, there remains a dearth of women in the security industry. Some organizations, including SIA and the Women's Security Council, are actively working to expand the number of professional women in the security industry. What is your company doing? Why do you think there are so few women in the industry?

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