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IQinVision gets input from Select Security, creates IQVerify System

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11/01/2006

LANCASTER, Pa.--Three years ago, executives at IQinVision came up with the idea of using the company's smart cameras in conjunction with video alarm verification.

CSAA Excellence Award Winners Named

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SSN Staff  - 
11/01/2006

VIENNA, Va.--The winners of the first CSAA Central Station Excellence Awards were announced by The Central Station Alarm Association.

National Guardian buys second central station

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11/01/2006

NORWALK Conn.--National Guardian Security Systems on Sept.

AAA gets new digs

Two major areas of growth are monitoring center and customer care
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10/01/2006

WINNIPEG, Manitoba--For more than 25 years, AAA Alarm Systems has been in the same building, but last year, after the company experienced a growth spurt by acquiring more than 55,000 accounts in February, the company knew a move would be the next step.
"We knew that if we kept on that [acquisition] road," the company would outgrow the facility, "so we really needed to start again from scratch," said Kim Schellenberg, the monitoring center director who also served as project manager for the construction of the new facility.

HSM severs last tie to Honeywell

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10/01/2006

MINNEAPOLIS--HSM Electronic Protection Services will relocate its Protection Net Center to a new facility here this month, which will be the last step for HSM in separating from its former parent company, Honeywell.
"This has been the last real estate that we have co-occupied," said Don Young, the chief information officer at HSM.

CSAA seminar hits land of the Space Needle

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SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

SEATTLE-- The Central Station Alarm Assocation fall operation management seminar will be held October 15 through 17 at the Marriott Sea-Tac Airport here.
The meeting provides information to central station management personnel regarding new technology and personnel management issues.

Counterforce USA achieves Five Diamond status

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SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

HOUSTON--Counterforce USA, a provider of alarm monitoring and response services to residential and commercial customers, was awarded Five Diamond Certification by the Central Station Alarm Association this summer.
Upon receiving the certification Counterforce USA, a part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies, affirms that the company's dispatchers have passed the CSAA Central Station Operator Training Course Level 1.

SYSTEMSgroup opens centers

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10/01/2006

DALLAS--In an effort to offer around-the-clock monitoring for its commercial clients, for the first time SYSTEMSgroup will open two redundant security operations centers in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas, this fall.
A subsidiary of SAFEguard Security Holdings (see "SAFEguard continues growth," in the July issue of Security Systems News), SYSTEMSgroup has designed and developed control centers and operational procedures for organizations with unique security needs for more than 15 years.

CSAA travels to Rome

SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2006

VIENNA,Va.--When in Rome, November 3 through 8, Central Station Alarm Association members at the 2006 annual meeting will do as the Romans do, and the Vatican will serve as the event's backdrop.

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