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ESA Board of Directors elects Michael Barnes as treasurer

January 11, 2024SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has announced the election of Michael Barnes as treasurer and will serve as chairman of the ESA Finance Committee. Barnes’ election took place following the ESA Board of Directors meeting on Nov. 30, 2023. He succeeds Kevin Stone, who assumes the role of chairman elect from 2023-2024. “I’m delighted that Michael Barnes will serve as treasurer and Finance Committee chairman for ESA,”...

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IESA to discuss video verification

April 26, 2013SSN Staff

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Video verification will be the focal point of a May 15 meeting of the Illinois Electronic Security Association, according to a statement from the organization, based here. The discussion will feature Keith Jentoft, liaison for the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response (PPVAR), which has made a recent push to bring video verification to the mainstream burglar alarm market, the statement said. Meeting attendees will be able to share their opinions and positions...

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Martha talks to Mike Barnes: RMR growth rate, other metrics revealed

February 13, 2013Martha Entwistle

I had a chance today to talk to Mike Barnes about last week's Barnes Buchanan Conference. Below are some highlights of our conversation. Interested in more insight on RMR and related growth? Check out the April issue of SSN for the 3rd annual Special Report of the SSN/Barnes Associates Wholesale Monitoring study. The study will also be available online on, and featured in a future Thursday morning newswire The SSN/Barnes Associates Wholesale Monitoring study...

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Barnes Buchanan conference to kick off Feb. 7

January 29, 2013SSN Staff

PALM BEACH, Fla.—The 18th annual Barnes Buchanan Security Alarm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 7-9 at The Breakers resort. While the lineup of speakers is still being finalized, the agenda includes a roundtable featuring Don Boerema of ADT, Tim Whall of Protection 1, Rich Perry of Security Networks and Pam Petrow of Vector Security. �Other forums will include an overview of debt markets for the security industry, led by Bill Polk of Capital One, and an analysis of the security alarm...

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Pro1 goes after national accounts in N.C.

March 14, 2012Martha Entwistle

Protection1 announced on Monday that it has acquired Camtronic Security Integration of Wilmington, N.C. I'm scheduled to do an interview with Protection1's Jamie Haenggi, who is on the road, so I'll have more in a story later this week. From the press release, it's the national accounts that attracted P1 to this buy. After he took over P1 in 2010, CEO Tim Whall said national accounts would be a priority.  Last fall, Haenggi spoke to us about Pro1's national accounts research Judging by its web...

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Talk at Barnes Buchanan: Cable companies' motivation for entering security

February 15, 2012Martha Entwistle

I am just back this week from our TechSec new technology conference. Unable to make it? There's lots of coverage of on the site about the various the educational sessions--Mobile Apps; Ensuring your cloud provider is secure; the keynote; Video analytics; and, Emerging technology. TechSec took place in Delray Beach, Fla. on Feb. 7 & 8, after which I headed up Route 1A to The Breakers in Palm Beach for the Barnes Buchanan Security Alarm conference which took place Feb. 9 and 10. You may...

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Iverify's new $39m video monitoring contract 'largest in the industry'

May 19, 2011Daniel Gelinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In what it says is the “largest video monitoring contract in history,” Iverify at the end of April announced it won a five-year contract valued at $39 million to provide guard replacement and shrink-reduction services to 529 Family Dollar stores, nationwide. Iverify president Mike May said Iverify brought big savings to the table for the Family Dollar. "[They are] using a robust application that uses Cernium analytics for location-based risk assessment that triggers...

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Devcon goes national

May 5, 2011Martha Entwistle

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—There's a new national player in the home security market—Devcon Security. Over the past seven months, Devcon has quietly transformed from a super-regional with nine branches to a company with a national footprint and more than 50 branches across the country. Devcon has nearly doubled its employee headcount—going from 450 last October to 785 today. It opened a 100-employee, 23,000 square-foot national operations center in Irving, Texas, and hired top talent...

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Where's the media in Ascent Media?

March 17, 2011Martha Entwistle

PALM BEACH, Fla.—The media in Ascent Media—the new owner of Monitronics—is really limited to the company name. That was one of the messages from Bill Fitzgerald, chairman of the board of Ascent Media Corporation, at the Barnes Buchanan conference here in February.   He got some laughs from the conference crowd when he said: “You're looking at me and thinking 'Here come the cable guys again.'”   In some ways, Fitzgerald said, the crowd...

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Alarm companies, are you focused?

January 20, 2011Martha Entwistle

IRVING, Texas—A new Barnes Associates study shows that alarm companies that specialize in vertical markets within residential security are likely to have a greater return on investment when it comes time to sell. “We analyzed more than 120 transactions over the past 10 years (those involving $100,000 to $10 million of RMR) and looked for correlations across a number of variables [including size, metrics and operational focus],” Michael Barnes told Security Systems News. Barnes,...

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