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Monitoring Matters

SDN hears positive feedback

August 31, 2016Spencer Ives

In a recent SSN News Poll readers said that DIY offerings can add new streams of revenue to a traditional security business and open a company up to new customers. A couple of those respondents specifically pointed to the DragonFly offering from Honeywell, which pairs DIY installed equipment with professional monitoring. Earlier this year, Bart Didden of USA Central Station started a new venture, Security Dealer Network, or SDN, to help dealers offer the DragonFly product with professional monitoring...

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Bart Didden's new venture to help dealers with DIY

March 2, 2016Spencer Ives

PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Bart Didden, president of USA Central Station, on March 2 announced the launch of a new venture: Security Dealer Network, which will aid dealers in entering the DIY market with its DragonFly offering.“It's a program designed for alarm dealers, to allow them to affordably participate in a different niche from the traditional alarm system,” Didden, also president of Security Dealer Network, told Security Systems News. He underlined that DragonFly is not a professional...

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General News

Barnes Associates/SSN wholesale monitoring survey finds accounts up nearly 11 percent in 2012

March 13, 2013Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—The wholesale monitoring industry posted surprisingly strong growth in 2012, with accounts increasing 10.7 percent and average RMR for alarm companies following nearly in lock step, according to a new survey led by Barnes Associates.The third annual study, co-sponsored by Security Systems News and the Central Station Alarm Association, involved responses from 23 wholesale monitoring companies. It included the biggest players in the industry and added to data tracked since 2007.The...

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Proposed New York legislation causes major stir

January 20, 2011Daniel Gelinas

ALBANY, N.Y.—Proposed legislation being developed by an alarm association committee here has created such a stir that the New York Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has decided to conduct an open forum discussion at its Feb. 10 board of directors meeting. The legislation in question, called Article 6-E, would require licensing of central station employees of any central station wishing to monitor alarms in the state of New York. “While the NYBFAA took numerous steps to alert the...

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Licensing of central station operators mulled in New York

December 2, 2010Daniel Gelinas

ALBANY, N.Y.—There's legislation in the works here that, if passed, would require all New York central station operators to be licensed. Some industry insiders, such as CIA Security president John Lombardi, believe there's merit in this type of legislation. But others, including Bart Didden of USA Central Station, believe this legislation is a bad idea. The proposed legislation, called Article 6-E, first appeared last fall. It was developed by outgoing New York Sen. Brian Foley and...

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