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CSAA is now The Monitoring Association

March 22, 2017Spencer Ives

VIENNA, Va.—On March 16, CSAA announced that it is officially The Monitoring Association. To recap: the name change was discussed among members in the second quarter of 2016. It was voted on, and passed, during CSAA's general membership meeting in early June, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. SSN spoke with executive director Jay Hauhn and the organization's vice president of marketing and communications about CSAA's plans for 2017, including the process of changing the name. In a letter to the CSAA...

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TechSec 2017 Panel: Monitoring the next tech

March 15, 2017Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—The hot topics in the industry—drones and robotics, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, big data and data mining—all impact monitoring centers, as well as integrators and end users.At the TechSec Solutions 2017 panel, “Monitoring the next tech,” Morgan Hertel, VP of technology and innovation for Rapid Response Monitoring, and Jim McMullen, president, COO and founder of COPS Monitoring, explored how industry trends will impact their side of the business.Jay...

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CSAA prepares for 2017, changing name to The Monitoring Association

January 16, 2017Spencer Ives

VIENNA, Va.—Over the course of 2017, as the Central Station Alarm Association transitions to The Monitoring Association, it will get a new look, new logo.In June 2016, CSAA members voted to change the name. Jay Hauhn, CSAA's CEO and executive director, said that the change better fits the growing number of devices and events that can be monitored. “The number of things that can be monitored, where knowing of a status change provides value to an end user, is exploding—driven by this...

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CSAA awards State Farm's Joe Miskulin

December 22, 2016SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.–CSAA awarded Joe Miskulin, manager at State Farm Central Monitoring Services, the CSAA President's Award for his service to the monitoring industry. “This is completely unexpected and humbling for someone like me, who came into this profession with a ton of questions and no experience to speak of,” Miskulin said in CSAA's announcement. “I don't have the words to thank all of the mentors that have helped me along the way.” Miskulin has been with State Farm Insurance...

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Teresa Gonzalez receives Stanley C. Lott award

November 7, 2016SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.—Teresa Gonzalez, president of United Central Control, was awarded the Central Station Alarm Association's Stanley C. Lott Memorial Award for Exemplary Service, at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Fla. on Oct. 26. “On behalf of CSAA, I am thrilled that Teresa has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Stanley C. Lott Award,” Pamela J. Petrow, president of CSAA, said in a prepared statement. “This award is not presented each year, but reserved for the...

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CSAA focuses on cybersecurity

September 7, 2016Spencer Ives

At CSAA's upcoming annual meeting—to be held on Marco Island, Fla., Oct. 22 through 26—there will be a panel devoted to cybersecurity, which the association announced more about this week. I spoke with Jay Hauhn, CSAA's executive director, recently about the meeting as well as other focuses for the association. Hauhn said that the annual meeting's cybersecurity panel was going to approach the subject in a new way, looking to focus on what companies should do about cybersecurity. “We...

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CSAA looks for experts to form new tech standards

August 3, 2016Spencer Ives

VIENNA, Va.—CSAA is looking for subject matter experts on a variety of up and coming technologies to join its new Emerging Technologies Committee—a division of its Standards Committee—to help form new standards.“We have all this new stuff that's coming into the central station world, and much of it the police, emergency responders, and fire departments really don't know anything about yet,” Morgan Hertel, chair of the Emerging Technologies Committee and Rapid Response...

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CSAA votes to change name to The Monitoring Association

June 14, 2016Martha Entwistle

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Central Station Alarm Association name is on its way out.At the June 6 CSAA general membership meeting here at the ESX show here in Fort Worth, Texas, members voted to change the name to The Monitoring Association. The association previously notified members of the vote.Jay Hauhn, CSAA executive director, told Security Systems News that 90 percent of those voting were in favor of changing the name to The Monitoring Association, "and the other 10 percent wanted to change...

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CSAA announces Public Sector Award winner

June 13, 2016SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.—CSAA awarded its 2016 Public Sector Award to Chief Harlin McEwen during ESX on June 9. The award recognizes a public sector individual's contribution to the alarm industry. “It is our pleasure to recognize Chief McEwen for his tireless efforts to advance the relationship between monitoring companies and our partners in the public sector,” CSAA president Pamela J. Petrow, said in a prepared statement. “I am deeply honored with being selected for this prestigious...

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Residential

ADT warns of rise in deceptive sales practices

May 31, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

SALT LAKE CITY—With the summer door-knocking season upon us, the Better Business Bureau held a news conference here May 25 to address the fact that a handful of Utah home security companies are responsible for the majority of questionable sales practices occurring within the security industry.Of the 600,000 consumers nationwide who turned to the BBB to find out about home security companies, “What they complain about, far too often, is that the sales person who knocked on their door was...

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