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UCC appoints former CVS security czar to lead business development

July 31, 2013Leif Kothe

SAN ANTONIO—United Central Control, a wholesale monitoring company based here, has hired James Beaty, formerly the general manager of central station operations at pharmacy giant CVS, to lead its business development initiatives.In previous jobs, Beaty helped develop in-house security systems and vetted new technology at both CVS and Autozone.At UCC, his hiring could signal some new avenues of business for the wholesale monitoring company, like telehealth, and expand some product lines already...

Autozone, CVS, James Beaty, Mark Matlock, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), telehealth, United Central Control (UCC)

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UCC hires former CVS leader

July 30, 2013SSN Staff

SAN ANTONIO—United Central Control, a provider of monitored security services based here, has hired James Beaty, formerly the general manager of central station operations at CVS, to head its business development initiatives, according to a company statement. “We are excited to have James aboard,” UCC senior vice president Mark Matlock said in the statement. “It's always good to see the world through a different lens, especially with the dramatic changes in the alarm industry...

CVS, Don Munford, James Beaty, Mark Matlock, Teresa Gonzalez

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Life Alert sues Connect America, LifeWatch USA

June 5, 2013Rich Miller

LOS ANGELES—Life Alert, a leading provider of personal emergency response systems, has filed suit against competitors Connect America and LifeWatch USA, alleging they have been impersonating Life Alert through fraudulent “robo-calls” and other telemarketing to obtain new customers.The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court here on May 14, alleges unfair competition, false designation of origin, trademark infringement and trademark dilution.The suit states that at some point prior...

Connect America, CVS, Life Alert, LifeWatch USA, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), Physical Security

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Rockbridge buys Connect America in third 'largest PERS deal ever'

January 20, 2011Daniel Gelinas

DETROIT—It's the third largest personal-emergency-response-system company purchase, and it bodes well for the PERS industry, according to Connect America president and CEO Ken Gross. Rockbridge Growth Equity on Jan. 12 announced it had acquired direct-to-consumer PERS company Connect America for an undisclosed sum in a deal that brings 75,000 accounts worth around $2.2 million in RMR to investor Rockbridge, according to Gross. “The PERS industry should be proud of this transaction—this...

Connect America, CVS, Ken Gross, Kevin Prokop, Life Safety Monitoring, Northcentral University, One on One Marketing, One Reverse Mortgage, Protect America, Quicken Loans, Rapid Response, Ready Financial Group, Rockbridge Growth Equity, Russ MacDonnell

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