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Kirk MacDowell chosen to lead SIAC

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01/07/2020

FRISCO, Texas—Kirk MacDowell, an executive with a 39-year career as a leader in virtually every aspect of the electronic security industry, has been selected as the new Chairman of the Board for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC).

Mobile PERS market welcomes the Brighton Sky LTE 4G solution

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12/16/2019

UNION, N.J.—The broader trend among consumers toward wearable technology, like exercise trackers and smart watches, is also being felt in the personal emergency response system (PERS) industry.

ADT partners with Senior Helpers to provide more age-in-place medical alert options

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12/13/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently announced a new partnership with Senior Helpers, a provider of in-home senior care, and will introduce its medical alert systems to Senior Helpers clients.

Mark Hillenburg named to TMA Board of Directors

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12/09/2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) named Mark Hillenburg, executive director of marketing, DMP and long-time member of TMA Chairman of the Associate Members’ Liaison Committee, formerly known as the Central Station Alarm Association. 

NMC hires Mark Matlock as VP of Sales

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12/05/2019

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center (NMC) announced the recent hiring of Mark Matlock as vice president of sales, responsible for nurturing key relationships within the industry and driving NMC’s growth.

Central Station Monitoring acquires Alarm Central

Deal nearly doubles CSM’s account base, boosts revenue
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11/12/2019

ESTACADA, Ore.—Central Station Monitoring (CSM), a full-service intrusion and fire alarm central station based here, recently acquired Alarm Central based in Beaverton, nearly doubling the number of accounts being monitored at its central station.

ADT acquires I-View Now to further enhance professional monitoring services

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10/18/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT, a smart-home security provider serving residential and business customers, has taken another step to reduce false alarms and improve emergency response by acquiring I-View Now, a leading video alarm verification service.

The Monitoring Association welcomes 35th president

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10/17/2019

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) is pleased to announce Don Young, CIO and EVP of operations at ADT, as the new president.

ADT expands mobile reach with Lyft partnership

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10/15/2019

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT this week announced a partnership to integrate mobile safety solutions into the Lyft platform. Extending ADT’s safety and technology to mobile applications will bring an additional layer of security to Lyft’s rideshare experience. 

TMA issuing Certificates of Verification to qualifying alarm companies

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10/09/2019

McLEAN, Va.—Announced in April, The Monitoring Association (TMA) reached an agreement with AT&T to provide qualified alarm companies with a TMA Certificate of Verification that will enable them to apply for eligibility to use FirstNet services for alarm transport comm

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SSN News Poll March 2020

With the Consumer Electronics Show wrapping up last week in Las Vegas, the show’s influence on and relevance for the security industry becomes increasingly more apparent, as new technology is disrupting and changing the way the industry looks at providing security. This month’s News Poll looks to see just how influential the show is getting.