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DICE and Tristar help central station affected by storm

August 10, 2020SSN Staff

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation and Tristar Monitoring stepped in to help a central station that was without power and battling flooding due to Tropical Storm Isaias.“We got a call from DICE asking if we were willing to assist,” said Tim LeBlanc, president and co-founder of Tristar Monitoring. “My immediate response was, ‘Absolutely.’”Tristar had been in the same position before, aiding a central station in Florida for two months, while the company returned to full operations....

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TMA issuing Certificates of Verification to qualifying alarm companies

October 9, 2019SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—Announced in April, The Monitoring Association (TMA) reached an agreement with AT&T to provide qualified alarm companies with a TMA Certificate of Verification that will enable them to apply for eligibility to use FirstNet services for alarm transport communications. TMA has started issuing these certificates.FirstNet is the nationwide public-safety wireless broadband network platform, built and deployed through a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership between the First Responder...

alarm transport communications, AT&T, central station, FirstNet, The Monitoring Association, The Monitoring Association (TMA), TMA


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AvantGuard Monitoring to open third central station

May 1, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard, a wholesale alarm monitoring provider based here, has started the process of opening a third central station location in Cedar City, Utah. Within the next two years, it will become a complete part of AvantGuard's redundancy infrastructure, further cementing the company's level of reliability while allowing it to scale with the rapid growth of its subscriber base.AvantGuard will follow the same plan of attack it used when opening its Rexburg, Idaho location. Using a temporary...

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On Location: Central Station with Security Partners

April 15, 2015Spencer Ives

LAS VEGAS—Security Partners officially opened its fourth central station here, following its November announcement, and now its dealers are going to offer a line of exclusive Mace-brand products, Mike Bodnar, company president, told Security Systems News.The Mace line of products will give Security Partners dealers new ways to increase RMR while also utilizing the recognizable Mace brand, John McCann, Mace Security CEO and president, told SSN. One of the new products will be a diesel tank monitor...

Bob Schott, central station, John McCann, Mace, Mike Bodnar, Security Partners, Security Systems News


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AvantGuard adds new facility in Idaho

December 11, 2013Leif Kothe

REXBURG, Idaho—After growing its account base by 26 percent in 2013, AvantGuard Monitoring, based in Ogden, Utah, has opened a third facility in this farming community of 25,000 that sits in the shadow of the Teton Range. The new 10,000-square-foot facility will allow AvantGuard to realize its plan of nearly doubling its staff in the coming year.The move to Rexburg runs counter to the rationale typically employed by monitoring companies trying to pin down an ideal location, Josh Garner, AvantGuard...

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AT&T rolls out mPERS unit

December 11, 2013Leif Kothe

AT&T has officially launched its mobile PERS unit, called the EverThere, a small wearable unit manufactured by Numera Libris. The device automatically detects falls, has two-way emergency calling, and will deliver both enterprise and direct-to-consumer solutions. Chris Penrose, SVP, AT&T, emerging devices, shed some light on AT&T's plans for channeling the product to market. “In terms of end-users, unlike traditional PERS, which target individuals in their 80s, this mobile solution would offer...

Acadian Monitoring Services, alarm monitoring, AT&T, AvantGuard Monitoring, central station, mobile PERS, PERS, physical security, SSN


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SecurTek taps new CEO

November 6, 2013Leif Kothe

Some hiring news surfaced this week from north of the border. Yorkton, Saskatchewan-based SecurTek, which has three central stations in Canada and commercial and residential accounts in several provinces, hired Darrell Jones to be its new president and CEO, the company announced in a news release. Jones comes to the SecurTek, a subsidiary of SaskTel, a Canadian telecom company, from outside the industry. He worked previously at the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation, and his background also...

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Habitec revamps central, moves HQ, implements mobile initiatives

October 30, 2013Leif Kothe

HOLLAND, Ohio—Additional space is only one of the benefits of Habitec Security's move, last week, into its new headquarters here. The new facility's upgraded infrastructure will also enable the full-service security company to roll out more new mobile initiatives, according to Pat Ehrsam, director of operations.“[Habitec President John Smythe] has pushed us to be much more technological than we actually were before,” Ehrsam said.“We set up a support group here to work with...

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Off to Maryland: Dynamark Convention 2013

October 1, 2013Leif Kothe

The bite of chilly weather hasn't yet snapped southern Maine, but that doesn't mean I don't welcome the opportunity to go 500 miles south for 48 hours, where stronger vestiges of summer remain. Tomorrow morning I'm off to Maryland with Tim Purpura, SSN's publisher, to attend the Dynamark Convention 2013 in Hagerstown, Md. The event kicks off in earnest with a vendor show tomorrow evening, which will showcase products from a slew of manufacturers, with an emphasis on new and emerging technology trends....

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IP forwarding services seeing greater demand

August 27, 2013Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—As the IP revolution continues to reshape the alarm industry, those in the monitoring space are finding some non-traditional ways to boost RMR and improve operations in an increasingly IP-centric world.One development amid these changes is the growing demand among central stations and their dealers for IP forwarding services. In simplest terms, these services allow centrals to own and resell individual IP addresses, rather than being bound to the IP address of their Internet...

Acadian Monitoring Services, alarm monitoring, central station, Davin Roos, Jason Caldwell, Keep Your IP, Michael Moreno, SSN, TMS Monitoring


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