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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.

Alarm industry makes strides on The Hill

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

VIENNA, Va.--More than 35 members of the Alarm Industry Communications Committee, comprising the Central Station Alarm Association, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and the Security Industry Association, visited Capitol Hill on Feb.

Marlin Central, VideoProtein partner

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

KISSIMMEE, Fla.--Marlin Central Monitoring teamed with VideoProtein to provide a video solution enabling remote access to video systems through a single interface in February.

SentryNet will call twice, thanks to ECV

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04/01/2006

PENSACOLA, Fla.--Despite having only a few subscribers dotted in verified response cities, such as Dallas, SentryNet, a wholesale monitoring company with two centrals in Pensacola, Fla.

AssureRITE adds a video surveillance technology

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04/01/2006

WESTERVILLE, Ohio--AssureRITE, a third party central station, in February launched AssureCAM, a service that integrates CCTV systems with alarm panels to provide video monitoring.
Paul Bargnesi, owner and chief executive officer, wanted to establish a program that anticipates the changing climate of video surveillance technology and provides video verification to curb false alarms.

American Burglary gets certification

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2006

FENTON, Mo.--American Burglary and Fire, a family-owned and -operated full-service alarm company received Central Station Alarm Association Five Diamond Certification late last year.

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