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City requires ECV

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SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2006

CARROLLTON, Texas--On Tuesday, June 6, the City Council here revised and approved changes to the city's alarm ordinance, which now requires monitoring facilities to utilize enhanced call verification on all alarms in the city in an effort to reduce the number of false dispatches.
More than one-fifth of calls Carrollton police respond to are for burglar, panic and other alarms, police spokesman Patrick Murphy said.

CMS checks off $1m upgrade

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07/01/2006

LONGWOOD, Fla.--As wholesale alarm monitoring company Computerized Monitoring Services grows, so does the need for upgrades.

Pro One invests in Irving monitoring operation

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07/01/2006

IRVING, Texas--After Protection One invested in a million-dollar makeover of its monitoring facility here by expanding the square-footage and adding multiple levels of redundancy and video and access control monitoring technologies, the company switched its Network Multifamily and commercial accounts to the location in May.
Once home to Westinghouse, a security company that Protection One acquired years ago, the modernized facility will now serve accounts from Network Multifamily Security Corp.

High Tech learning a focus at CSAA event

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07/01/2006

SAVANNAH, Ga.--At the 2006 Central Station Alarm Association Electronic Security Forum & Exposition Program held here in May, more than 300 attendees, including central station owners, managers, staff, manufacturers and consultants, networked with peers and attended technical product presentations and continuing education classes, which examined video verification, techniques and access control, for example.

SentryNet takes video monitoring classes on the road to dealers

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07/01/2006

PENSACOLA, Fla.--As the demand for video monitoring increases, SentryNet, a wholesale monitoring operation with two central stations in Pensacola, Fla.

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

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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.

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SSN News Poll September 2015

The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 2000, were discussed at ESX. Panelists at the show discussed how to best train the generation in monitoring centers. Others noted that they’re a driving force behind the home automation and DIY market. How do Millennials affect your business?

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