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Jim McMullen wants to acquire more wholesale centrals

April 13, 2016Spencer Ives

Jim McMullen, president and COO of Lydia Security Monitoring, as well as president and COO of COPS Monitoring, is interested in purchasing more third-party central stations. Lydia's recent purchase of wholesale central station UCC was a big topic at ISC West 2016, both in COPS' booth and in UCC's. “We would like to go out there and buy other companies that specialize in a particular segment of the [monitoring] marketplace, so that we can draw on their expertise and grow it from...

AlarmWATCH, COPS Monitoring, David Smith, Jim McMullen, Lydia Security Monitoring, United Central Control (UCC)

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COPS Monitoring acquires AlarmWATCH

November 28, 2012Rich Miller

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring has acquired AlarmWATCH of Hunt Valley, Md., a deal that brings the nationwide wholesale monitoring provider 400 new dealers and 150,000 accounts.The acquisition includes a 14,000-square-foot, UL-listed central station that COPS will use to monitor AlarmWATCH's accounts, said David Smith, director of marketing and communications for COPS. The company currently operates central stations in five locations: Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, Texas and at its headquarters...

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AlarmWATCH partners with Ocenture for identity theft protection bundle

September 1, 2011Daniel Gelinas

HUNT VALLEY, Md.—AlarmWATCH, a central station based here, has a new partnership that it says will allow dealers to offer more protection than they've traditionally been able. AlarmWATCH in August announced a partnership with identity theft solutions company Ocenture to bundle the company's ID theft protection service IdentaSafe with physical security solution packages. AlarmWATCH VP of Sales and Marketing Guy Kline said the bundled offering can be used as a premium service or as a no- or low-cost...

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AlarmWATCH spearheads dealer competition to bolster business

November 23, 2010Daniel Gelinas

HUNT VALLEY, Md.—AlarmWATCH, a central station based here, recently teamed up with UTC Fire & Security's Interlogix division, and AlarMax Distributors to co-sponsor the first annual Protect-A-Thon security dealers' competition, which awarded the lucky winners with a day of tailgating and NFL football. “It wasn't just a game—it was a very well-done tailgate event. We had a big entertainment tent that was very well-catered with excellent food, all kinds of soda and beer,” said...

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