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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.

NMC issued a Managed Video Services UL 827B listing

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05/04/2020

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center, a Netwatch Group Company, announced that it has been issued the certificate of compliance from UL that certifies NMC and Netwatch Group as a UL approved monitoring station for managed video services.

COPS Monitoring promotes Juergen Henry

SSN 2019 “40 under 40” winner appointed assistant VP of operations
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05/04/2020

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, one of the largest providers of wholesale professional alarm monitoring services in North America, announced the promotion of Juergen Henry to assistant vice president of operations.

Security Partners closes central station after operator tests positive for coronavirus

Monitoring company relies on triple redundancy during five-day shutdown of San Antonio center, and temporary shutdown of Lancaster site
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04/29/2020

LANCASTER, Pa.—Based here in one of the hardest hit states being in such close proximity to New York, Security Partners LLC had what any company would consider its worst fear come true: An employee working at one of its three central stations had tested positive for coronavirus.

NAD presents findings on ADT’s challenge of SimpliSafe claims

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04/24/2020

NEW YORK—The National Advertising Division (NAD), an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation and a division of BBB National Programs’ self-regulatory and dispute resolution programs, determined that SimpliSafe, Inc.

DICE helps monitoring stations stay operational during pandemic

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04/08/2020

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation is helping monitoring stations stay fully operational during the coronavirus pandemic, providing the technology and support to allow these alarm companies to seamlessly move their workforces to home, while keeping people and critical assets and infrastructure protected without interruption.

COPS Monitoring delivers uninterrupted services through Nashville tornado

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03/09/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In the early morning hours of March 3, 2020, powerful storms ripped through Middle Tenn. spawning tornadoes, killing at least 25 people, and knocking out power and communications to an estimated 45,000 Nashville businesses and residents. 

The Monitoring Association acquires IQ Certification

Initially developed by ESA, the program aims to reduce false alarms
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02/21/2020

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has assumed control of the Installation Quality Certification Program “IQ Certification,” a quality control program for installations, maintenance and service of electronic security systems.

DICE Corp. hires Avi Lupo as new EVP

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02/03/2020

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation recently announced the hiring of Executive Vice President Avi Lupo, who will play a leading role at the company, contributing to high-level organizational decisions, product development and new business opportunities.

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).

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SSN News Poll October 2020

With the flurry of activity in partnerships and acquisitions recently — ADT partnering with Google to take on the smart home market; Motorola buying Pelco; Johnson Controls acquiring Qolsys; and S3 expanding into Western Virginia — this month’s News Poll looks to gauge the M&A market.