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Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response announces 2023 board members

August 14, 2023SSN Staff

FRESNO, Calif. – The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), an organization promoting the value of verification and validation of alarm events during the emergency response process, just announced its new board president and secretary for the 2023-2024 term. According to the PPVAR the president for the 2023-2024 term will be Mark McCall, the director of global Operations for IMMIX. The secretary role is set to be filled by Kristy Johnson, director of integrations at ADT. McCall...

ADT, alarm, Immix, Kristy Johnson, Mark McCall, Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), public safety

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Pye-Barker enhances offerings in Florida with acquisition of The Hartline Company


Pye-Barker enhances offerings in Florida with acquisition of The Hartline Company

April 13, 2023SSN Staff

ATLANTA – Pye-Barker Fire & Safety added to its security and full-service capabilities this week through the acquisition of family-owned and operated The Hartline Company. The Hartline Company is a security, alarm, and fire prevention business serving clients throughout central Florida. This strategic acquisition is the latest for Pye-Barker who recently surpassed 150 branches across the nation as it solidifies its position in the U.S. Alan Hartline founded The Hartline Company in...

Alan Hartline, alarm, Bart Proctor, fire alarms, fire prevention, life safety, Pye-Barker Fire & Safety, Security, security monitoring, Shiver Security Systems, The Hartline Company

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A conversation with BluB0X

July 22, 2015Martha Entwistle

In the course of putting together the educational program for our new Cloud+ conference, I've been talking cloud almost every day and last week I met a new cloud provider called BluB0X. The company is new, but the folks behind BluB0X have been doing cloud for a long time--the executives and some of the team are the people who founded TouchCom. Remember Touchcom? It was acquired by G4S in 2008. Here's a story about that deal. I had a great conversation with BluB0X CEO Patrick Barry and COO Patrick...

alarm, biometrics, BluB0x, Cloud+, cloud-based access, Patrick Barry, Patrick de Cavaignac, TouchCom, video, visitor management

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NationWide Digital opens N.C. sales branch

July 2, 2013Leif Kothe

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C.—NationWide Digital Monitoring Co., a Freeport, N.Y.-based central station monitoring service, just extended its reach in the Southeast with the opening of a regional sales office here.The new branch will supplement the expansion of NationWide's dealer program, Security Doctors, which was launched in 2011 and continues to grow in the Southeast, making North Carolina a logical location choice. The sales office will serve as a locus for dealers in several states in the region,...

Aaron Wahrsager, alarm, central station, Howard Avin, Michael Davis, monitoring, NationWide, Security Doctors

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Church intruders bungle burglary

April 8, 2013SSN Staff

DETROIT—Intruders broke into the New Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, and things seemed to be going according to plan until one of them answered a ringing phone. Unfortunately for them, the call was from the alarm company, according to an article from, a Michigan digital news outlet. The alarm company called to ask why the alarm was triggered at 2:30 a.m. When the intruder provided an unsatisfactory answer and did not know the alarm code, the alarm company told him that the...

alarm, burglary, Detroit, New Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church

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Security system helps nab burglary suspect

March 7, 2013SSN Staff

HOMEWOOD, Pa.—Authorities here said a home security system helped police catch a burglary suspect early Wednesday morning, according to an article from WXPI, a news station based in Pittsburgh. Officers were dispatched to a house just after 3 a.m. March 6 when the home's alarm system went off, according to the police report. The keypad informed the victim that the alarm's activation point was his garage. When he went to the garage, baseball bat and machete in hand, he saw the suspect with tools...

alarm, burglary, Homewood, WXPI

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Ohio man killed checking on alarm at storage barn

October 23, 2012SSN Staff

PATASKALA, Ohio—Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a central Ohio man who was killed after going to a rental property to check on a possible break-in, according to multiple news reports. Upon being alerted by his alarm company of a break-in at 7 a.m., property-owner Tom Miller rushed over to the storage barn. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Miller's wife, Orfelina Miller, heard three gunshots almost immediately afterward and later learned from police that her husband was dead....

alarm, monitoring

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