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Bay Alarm moving headquarters to Concord

May 10, 2016SSN Staff

PACHECO, Calif.—Bay Alarm, a provider of residential and commercial security systems based here, is moving its corporate headquarters to Concord, according to East Bay Times, which reported that the company is moving to a 60,000-square-foot building on Port Chicago Highway that once housed Heald Business College. In addition to lower commercial lease rates and housing costs, the article said possible reason for he move includes Concord's proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Founded...

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UL certifies first cloud-based automation platform, SBN Cloud

January 28, 2015Spencer Ives

DALLAS—Innovative Business Software, a provider of central station software, says its SBN Cloud could reduce the amount of infrastructure needed for a UL-listed central station, cutting costs of building a new monitoring center by up to 75 percent.SBN Cloud became UL- listed on Jan. 15. This is the first cloud-based monitoring software certification of its kind, said UL engineering manager Steve Schmit.“By putting automation and receivers in the cloud [a central station could consist...

Andrew Conrad, Bay Alarm, IBS, Innovative Business Software, Jens Kolind, SBN Cloud, Steve Schmit, UL

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Bay Alarm makes 'strategic move' with SDA buy

May 28, 2014Martha Entwistle

SAN DIEGO—Super-regional Bay Alarm's May 21 acquisition of SDA Security, based here, adds commercial strength and density in southern California, David Carter, CEO of NetOne, told Security Systems News.Carter called the deal “very positive” for NetOne, a consortium of security companies. “Very simply, we are not losing any company to an outside acquisition. Both [Bay and SDA] are 25-plus-year members [of NetOne], now that they are coming together, that legacy will continue,”...

Bay Alarm, Graham Westphal, Matthew Westphal, Physical Security, SDA, Shandon Harbour

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New edition of NFPA 72 to be more user friendly

April 18, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—Come this fall, you won't have to flip through the several hundred pages of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, to find documentation requirements. Now, in the new 2013 edition, you'll find the requirements all laid out for you in one chapter. “There is one significant new chapter in the 2013 edition, a chapter on documentation requirements,” Lee Richardson, National Fire Protection Association staff liaison for NFPA 72, told Security...

2013, Bay Alarm, Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, Carter Rierson, Lee Richardson, Mark Popkowski, Modern System Concepts, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Shane Clary

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Bay Alarm expands

February 7, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

Bay Alarm of California, which says it is “the largest independently-owned and operated alarm company in the United States,” just got a bit larger, according to a news release. Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Long Grove, Ill. recently sent over the following tidbit: Low Voltage Systems, located in Poway, Calif. has been acquired by Bay Alarm Company, with offices throughout California. Doug and Kym Farkas were the owners of Low Voltage Systems. Doug Farkas will be staying on to...

Bay Alarm, Davis Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Dorsie Mosher, Doug Farkas, Inc., Kym Farkas, Low Voltage Systems

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Bay Alarm exec on state board overseeing alarm companies

January 9, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

I've written about Pacheco, Calif.-based Bay Alarm before. The company, which is more than 65 years old, says it's the largest independently-owned and operated alarm company in the nation. It's certainly a competitive player in California, and now the company's co-president has been appointed by that state's governor to an important committee that oversees alarm companies in the state. Here's more from the news release Bay Alarm sent out early this month: In one of his final appointments of 2011,...

Alarm Company Operator Disciplinary Review Committee, Bay Alarm, California Alarm Association, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Edmund G., Matthew Westphal, Security Network of America

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CSAA, IAFC battle false alarms, falsehoods

March 3, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

VIENNA, Va.— To combat the problem of frequent false alarms in commercial facilities, the Central Station Alarm Association has been working with the International Association of Fire Chiefs for the past year to come up with some proposed NFPA 72 code changes. Now the groups say they're fighting a misinformation campaign about the changes, battling such claims that they're “in bed” together and that the proposals are dangerous. “Nothing is further from the truth,” Steve...

Bay Alarm, IAFC, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Shane Clary, Steve Doyle

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Calif. sprinkler measure lacks monitoring requirement

January 13, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

PACHECO, Calif.—On Jan. 1 this year, California joined Pennsylvania in becoming the first states in the nation to require the installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes. John Viniello, president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, praised the development as a life-saving measure in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. However, the new requirement in California is unlikely to generate additional business for fire alarm companies because...

Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), Bay Alarm, Electrical Signal Co., John Viniello, National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), Pat Egan, Select Security, Shane Clary

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SSN Newspoll results encourage, surprise

November 10, 2010Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—It probably comes as as little surprise that folks who do fire installation as part of their business value training. A recent SSN poll showed that they also think going the extra mile with high-level training, like NICET, is also important. Tom Hammerberg, president and executive director of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association said he found the results encouraging. “It's good to see there are number of people who feel training is important, because it very much is,”...

Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), Bay Alarm, Fire systems installation, high-level training, NICET, Shane Clary, Tom Hammerberg

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