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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.

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.

Haislip's new role continues Monitronics' legacy

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

DALLAS--Michael Haislip has big shoes to fill. He was promoted to president and chief executive officer at Monitronics after company founder Jim Hull retired in March.

Atlas' new location, management teams help drive good to great

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05/01/2006

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Full-service security company Atlas Security Service and its UL-listed central station, the Alarm Control Center, moved into new digs in late February for the first time since the southwest Missouri company opened in 1962.

Diebold's Central de Alarmas Adler offers Internet monitoring

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SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

NORTH CANTON, Ohio--Central de Alarmas Adler, a subsidiary of Diebold, now offers Internet alarm monitoring to its commercial and residential customers in Mexico.
The service works by transmitting a secure signal from an alarm panel through a data network connection to the central station.

False dispatch tackled by two call

SSN Staff  - 
05/01/2006

ST. LOUIS--CenterPoint Technologies reduced false dispatches 30 percent by applying two-call verification last summer to roughly 3,500 accounts after the city instituted an alarm ordinance requiring the service.

Bays National Security takes on tech

IP-based video monitoring part of technology upgrade
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05/01/2006

TULSA, Okla.--Bays National Security, a full service alarm company, never wanted to be at the bleeding edge of technology, said president Jim Koelle.

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.

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