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How I Use My System: Anne Campau

May 17, 2017Spencer Ives

Anne Campau, Comtronics' executive vice president and general counsel, has been with the company since 1999. She has a background in mergers and acquisitions, which she brought to Comtronics. In late March, Security Systems News spoke with Campau about the home security system that she uses.What kind of system do you have?[A Honeywell Vista 20 with Tuxedo keypads]. We probably have eight different systems that I have on my Total Connect. Not only do we have the Tuxedo in my house, we have the Tuxedo...

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Monitoring Matters

Monitoring: The argument for wholesale

November 16, 2016Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Throughout the year one topic has been cropping up: the benefits of switching to a wholesale central station. Several companies this year have opted to pick a third party monitoring center over continuing to operate their own central; RFI Communications switched to Rapid Response in March, Red Hawk Fire & Security partnered with Affiliated in October and recently, Comtronics switched its monitored accounts to NMC. Some of these companies said that the move allowed them...

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Comtronics switches monitored accounts to NMC

November 14, 2016Spencer Ives

JACKSON, Mich.—Earlier this year, Comtronics decided to move its monitored accounts to National Monitoring Center, based in Lake Forest, Calif. Previously, Comtronics operated its own UL-listed, CSAA Five Diamond central station for the past 48 years. “The industry's just moving so fast—I think you're going to see more and more alarm companies make the decision we have � just because it's harder to do it all and do it all great,” John Campau, Comtronics'...

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Comtronics goes retail with alarm sales

November 13, 2013Martha Entwistle

JACKSON, Mich.—Comtronics is the latest security company to take alarm sales retail. In the first quarter of 2014, it will begin selling residential alarm systems through a Verizon retail store that the company owns.“We're pioneering an initiative to sell alarms out of our Verizon retail store,” John Campau, Comtronics CEO, told Security Systems News. The full-service security company has a separate cellular division—it owns a Verizon retail store—here in Jackson, Michigan.Campau...

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Comtronics increases revenues 23 percent with KPIs

November 13, 2013Martha Entwistle

LOS ANGELES—Comtronics CEO John Campau is a KPI evangelist these days. One year after tying employee compensation to a number of “key performance indicators” the $21 million full-service security company saw revenues increase by 23 percent.“KPIs are awesome, guys,” Campau, a Honeywell CSS dealer, said to a group of colleagues during an educational session at Honeywell's CONNECT 2013 dealer event, which took place here Nov. 8-10.In addition to the 23 percent jump in revenues...

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