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FCC toughens stance on VoIP

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2005

WASHINGTON--Voice over Internet Protocol phone service companies will be required to provide enhanced 911 emergency call capabilities beginning next month, as a result of a measure passed by the Federal Communications Commission in the spring.
The FCC passed the item to align customer expectations of newer phone services, such as VoIP, with that of traditional phone services.

Security Partners spends $320K to relocate and update central station

SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2005

LANCASTER, Pa.--With a new initiative underway to recruit additional dealers, third-party monitoring firm Security Partners relocated and upgraded its central station.

Central gets big

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07/01/2005

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Things keep getting better at Total Monitoring Services.

GMS rolls out dealer financing program

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07/01/2005

LONG BEACH, Calif.--Third-party central station General Monitoring Services introduced its first financing program this spring.

Stations shine with CSAA certification

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2005

VIENNA, Va.--CenturyTel and Monitronics received Five Diamond Certification this year from the Central Station Alarm Association.

American Alarm sings new tune

Headquarters moves from police building to former car dealership
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07/01/2005

ARLINGTON, Mass.--American Alarm and Communications changed its tune in May from Folsom Prison Blues to Fun, Fun, Fun when the company relocated its corporate headquarters from an old police building to a former car dealership.

Company dresses up for success

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07/01/2005

LYNN, Mass.--In an effort to improve efficiencies within its central station, Wayne Alarm Systems implemented a number of changes this year that included new software programs and procedures.

European firms develop mobile safety device

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
07/01/2005

CAMBRIDGE, England--Fen Technology, in conjunction with Securecom Technologies, developed a panic alarm system that provides location information when activated. The unit is comprised of a wearable pendant with Bluetooth technology and either a Bluetooth-enabled GSM mobile phone or satellite phone.

Central relocates, upgrades

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06/01/2005

WESTMINSTER, Mass.--SimplexGrinnell invested in its central station operations this year--moving its primary monitoring facility in April to a better designed and newly equipped building here and relocating its back-up center to Missouri from Florida.

Doyle enjoys fruits of its labor

Grocer buys the block and the security company consolidates operations
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06/01/2005

ROCHESTER, N.Y.

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