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Sonitrol of Hawaii opens monitoring station

July 16, 2014Leif Kothe

HONOLULU, Hawaii—Sonitrol of Hawaii, a provider of verified security systems based here, has opened a new central monitoring station to serve the Hawaii market.The new monitoring center, approximately 6,000 square feet in size, went live in June, Tracy Jones, president of Sonitrol Hawaii, told Security Systems News in an email communication. The company currently staffs five operators, but the plan is to double that number “within the next year,” according to Jones.Jones, a Sonitrol...

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General News

Talking keypads and panels with Chip Shiver

July 7, 2014Leif Kothe

DAYTON, Ohio—It's safe to say that Chip Shiver, president of Sonitrol SW Ohio and Shiver Security Systems, got into the industry a bit earlier than most. “I guess you could say I was born into it,” he told Security Systems News. Shiver's father started Sonitrol of Southwest Ohio in 1971, based here, and since then Shiver has been involved “on and off since day one.”Early on, Shiver never had any intention to stay in the industry. But ultimately, after going through school,...

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Force Security: Audio and video verification essential

July 2, 2014Martha Entwistle

MANASSAS, Va.—Force Security president Ken Kocher is a former cop who believes audio and video verification are essential elements of an effective security system.“If a customer doesn't want a verified system, we walk away,” Kocher told Security Systems News. If a potential customer insists on an intrusion-only system, “I make them sign a waiver that says they understand this is only a reactive system,” he said.Less than one percent of Kocher's customers opt for the...

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Also Noted

Sonitrol National Dealers Association joins PPVAR

April 24, 2013SSN Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Sonitrol National Dealers Association has voted to become a member of the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, the PPVAR announced on April 18. The SNDA is composed of 45 independent Sonitrol franchise holders across North America. While PPVAR's primary focus is on video-verified alarms, the organization said it welcomes the inclusion of audio verification dealers to the mix. “Sonitrol's impressive record of over 165,000 arrests and strong historical relationships...

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