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Security “Oscar” goes to “Unstoppable.”

February 28, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

The envelope, please. And the winner in the category of a film that best depicts the realistic use of modern security technology in mainstream media is … “Unstoppable.” OK, the 2010 movie, which stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as two railroad employees racing against the clock to try to stop an unmanned, half-mile-long train barreling toward a city before a catastrophe occurs, didn't win an Oscar. It actually didn't even get nominated for one. But the movie took Moore Protection's...

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General News

Matthew Schweiger Joins DMP as director of sales in eastern region

February 28, 2011SSN Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) announced Feb. 25 it had named Matthew Schweiger as the director of sales in the organization's eastern region. In his new role, Schweiger will manage, guide, motivate, and lead DMP dealer development managers (DDMs) in the region to ensure that they meet or exceed both company objectives and customer expectations. The Eastern Region includes states east of the Mississippi. Prior to joining DMP, Schweiger was the regional sales director at...

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The Protection Bureau announces Bill Fisher as assistant central station manager

February 24, 2011SSN Staff

EXTON, Pa.—Following closely on the announcement of its new central station manager, The Protection Bureau on Feb. 24 announced Bill Fisher was named assistant central station manager in January 2011. Fisher will be reporting to Brian Delphus,  newly appointed central station manager. Fisher started with The Protection Bureau in January 2008 as a central station operator and brought with him 10 years in sales and customer service experience. In April 2010, he was promoted to central station...

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Monitoring

Dynamark returns with new monitoring center

February 24, 2011Daniel Gelinas

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers, a well-known name in the security industry whose monitoring aspect disappeared through a series of acquisitions several years ago, is ready to make a monitoring comeback with a new central station slated to open here by the end of summer. The newly launched Dynamark Monitoring invested $1.5 million of its own money to acquire a 26,000 square-foot space that initially will create jobs for at least 35 operators with plans to continue expansion in the...

CSAA Five Diamond, Dynamark Authorized Dealer, Dynamark Monitoring, Dynamark Securiy Centers, First Action Security Team, Trey Alter, UL, Wayne Alter


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Commercial

Protection 1 acquires more than 25 key national accounts in buy

February 24, 2011Martha Entwistle

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1, which said this fall it would increase “exponentially” its national accounts business, today announced it has acquired the national account client base of Sting Alarm, a regional security company based in Las Vegas. “We acquired 25 to 35 key national account customers, some large food distributors, high-end retail and logistics companies, some very prominent names,” Jamie Haenggi, chief marketing officer for Protection 1, told Security...

Jamie Haenggi, Pro 1, Protection 1, Sting Alarm, Tim Whall


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Fire Systems Installation

Fire monitoring bill raising alarm in Illinois

February 24, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—The Illinois Electronic Security Association is leading a fight against a new state bill that would give public fire districts sole control over fire alarm monitoring, and says its efforts have received strong support not only from the industry but other business groups. “The response has been incredible,” Kevin Lehan, executive director of IESA, which is based here, told Security Systems News on Feb. 17. He said the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, the...

ADT, Emergency 24, Fire District Antitrust Exemption, HB 1301, House Bill 1301, IESA, Illinois Electronic Security Association, Kevin Lehan, Rep. Donald Moffitt


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Fire Systems Installation

Life Safety Designs campus safety partner

February 24, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Life Safety Designs recently won a contract to provide a campus mass notification system for the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. That university is now the third campus in the Florida state university system for which Life Safety Designs is the mass notification provider, according to J.R. Sykes, head of contract sales & inspections for Life Safety Designs, which is based here and does about 60 percent of its business designing, installing and servicing fire...

J.R. Sykes, LIfe Safety Designs, mass notification, University of South Florida at St. Petersburg


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Residential

Hawkeye joins Heartland to expand offerings

February 24, 2011Daniel Gelinas

CRESCO, Iowa—Heartland Security Services—a cooperative of rural electric companies that provide traditional, agricultural and medical security services—on Feb. 22 announced that another rural electric cooperative, or REC, had bought into the company, increasing each entity's footprint and list of available services. Hawkeye REC now owns one share of Heartland and joins a list of 13 other RECs that comprise the company . Hawkeye will bring its FirstCall medical alarm monitoring...

Brian Krambeer, FirstCall, Guy Adams, Hawkeye REC, Heartland Security Services


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Monitoring

Micro Key offers association membership to clients

February 24, 2011Daniel Gelinas

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Central station automation platform provider Micro Key on Feb. 8 announced a new promotion during which it will pay a year's membership for new clients to join the Central Station Alarm Association.  Why partner with CSAA and pay a year of dues for potential Millennium platform users?  “I've been a member of CSAA for over 10 years and have found it to be one of the best associations in our industry for sharing knowledge and developing best practices,” said Micro...

Becky Lane, Central Station Alarm Association, CSAA, Micro Key Solutions, Millennium, Wayne Torrens


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General News

Honeywell announces new sales manager

February 24, 2011SSN Staff

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.—Honeywell Systems on Feb. 24 announced Mark Sheehan has been promoted to sales manager, central region for Honeywell Systems. His primary focus will be growing core markets by leveraging the company's integrated security solutions and innovative products. Sheehan has been with Honeywell since 1997 and has held various sales roles progressing from sensor representative, district manager, video regional sales manager, video key account manager and sales process leader.

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