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Dynamark helping dealers get through COVID crisis

Three-pronged support includes new “stimulus package” for dealers who swing accounts over to Dynamark Security Centers
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07/01/2020

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—With many dealers feeling the effects of decreased business, Dynamark Security Centers is offering support to dealers through a comprehensive approach that addresses not only the financial, but also the operational and technology side of the equation.

NMC first to receive UL 827A listing for central station hosted services

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06/29/2020

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center (NMC), a Netwatch Group Company, announced that it is the first monitoring center issued the UL 827A listing for Central Station Hosted Services, allowing it to become a provider of 3rd party IT services.

Brinks Home Security’s bulk acquisition of contracts

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06/23/2020

DALLAS—Monitronics International, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which includes Brinks Home Security, announced it has acquired approximately 114,000 residential alarm monitoring contracts from Protect America, Inc., totaling approximately $4.6M in recurring monthly revenue (RMR).

How one hospital battled COVID with a video camera

A success story with best practices when working in the healthcare vertical
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06/17/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—A few months ago, COVID upended the normality of the healthcare system, healthcare facilities and the daily, life-saving work of healthcare workers.

Allied Universal helps schools, universities

Highly advanced safety protocols for upcoming academic year
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06/16/2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—As educational leaders continue the challenging conversation about what the new normal will look like for students across the nation, Allied Universal is helping school administrators and campus safety departments plan and prepare for students returning to school.

RoomMe introduces event-driven, on-demand occupancy reporting

Knowing if family members are home and where helps reduce false alarms
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06/09/2020

TEL AVIV, Israel—Intellithings, creator of RoomMe, a patented intelligent room presence monitoring system, recently announced support for IFTTT, including an action that provides users with trigger-driven occupancy reports.

The value of pro monitoring still strong despite recent challenges

Professional monitoring revenue forecast to reach $19.22B by 2024
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06/03/2020

DALLAS—Parks Associates' Research Director Brad Russell shared some additional research with Security Systems News from Parks' “IoT: Extending Professional Monitoring for New Revenue” study that shows the value of professional monitoring is still strong despite recent challenges.

ADT delivers safety, peace of mind to Instacart shoppers

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05/26/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT partnered with Instacart to provide its mobile safety solution, Safe by ADT, to the delivery company’s 500,000 shoppers through an in-app safety feature.

Immix announces new CEO

Chris Brown takes reigns as company now operates as a legally separate entity from SureView Systems
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05/26/2020

TAMPA, Fla.—Immix, a global provider of commercial central station software for remote managed video services, announced that Chris Brown will take over as CEO and will oversee the global business from end-to-end.

Total professional monitoring revenue to exceed $15B in 2020

Parks’ research identifies new use cases in energy, health, security and smart home for professional monitoring
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05/13/2020

DALLAS—Research firm Parks Associates forecasts professional monitoring revenue for the U.S. residential security sector will total $15.74 billion in 2020, with smart home services accounting for $1.2 billion.

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SSN News Poll August 2020

In April, Security Systems News asked readers about the impact COVID-19 was having on their businesses. With many states starting to open up again, this month’s News Poll looks to gauge the state of the industry three months into the coronavirus.