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Metrodial to go live with trio of mobile apps

July 2, 2014Leif Kothe

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—With several different mobile PERS models gaining traction in the monitoring space, it's not yet clear what type of device and what combination of features will be the winner in the marketplace.Metrodial Corp., a wholesale central station based here, is taking the no-hardware, app-based route. The company is slated to be the first central station to go live with some new services from Boca Raton, Fla.-based SmartTek Systems, an app and virtual services company founded in 2013....

Andy Lowitt, Bud Wulforst, Mark Fischer, Metrodial, mPERS, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), Physical Security, SmartTek Systems

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Monitoring Matters

Riders on the storm: Central stations take Sandy in stride

October 31, 2012Rich Miller

The snowy remnants of Hurricane Sandy are still blowing across the ridges of West Virginia, but the worst is over for the Eastern Seaboard. Now the recovery begins. And as is the case with any natural disaster, preparation holds the key to the extent of the difficulties ahead. The lesson—one that's often learned the hard way—is that it pays to do your homework and have a backup plan in place. The monitoring industry prides itself on that, of course, a fact that was validated by a quick...

Andy Lowitt, COPS Monitoring, Don Maden, Metrodial, Morgan Hertel, Rapid Response, Security Systems News (SSN), Tom Piston

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Sizing up the competition

August 7, 2012Rich Miller

“Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.”That pearl of wisdom from baseball legend Satchel Paige could very well be applied to the world of wholesale alarm monitoring. The competition is fierce and getting fiercer, raising the stakes for central stations of all sizes. Dissatisfaction over real or perceived problems can prompt a dealer to jump ship, costing a company a chunk of RMR and maybe even a bit of its reputation.Success hinges on a combination of price, service and...

Andy Lowitt, AT&T, CMS, Comcast, COPS, Donald Young, Metrodial and Moon Security Services, Michael Miller, Rapid Response, Security Systems News (SSN), Tom Pitcher

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Fire Systems Installation

Survey: Many in N.Y. unaware of new CO law

May 5, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

MEBANE, N.C.—About a year after a new carbon monoxide detector mandate in New York went into effect, a new survey has found that nearly half of New York families still don't know about the law, according to Kidde, a manufacturer of fire and CO safety products based here. Amanda's Law, which requires working CO detectors in all one- and two-family homes that have appliances or heating sources that may emit CO or have attached garages, went into effect just over a year ago. But a new survey conducted...

Amanda's Law, Andy Lowitt, carbon monoxide, CO detector, David George, Kidde, Lowitt Alarms, United Technologies Corporation, UTC Fire & Security

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