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Riders on the storm: Central stations take Sandy in stride

October 31, 2012Rich Miller

The snowy remnants of Hurricane Sandy are still blowing across the ridges of West Virginia, but the worst is over for the Eastern Seaboard. Now the recovery begins. And as is the case with any natural disaster, preparation holds the key to the extent of the difficulties ahead. The lesson—one that's often learned the hard way—is that it pays to do your homework and have a backup plan in place. The monitoring industry prides itself on that, of course, a fact that was validated by a quick...

Andy Lowitt, COPS Monitoring, Don Maden, Metrodial, Morgan Hertel, Rapid Response, Security Systems News (SSN), Tom Piston

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Great finale in Vegas; onward to ESX

April 2, 2012Rich Miller

ISC West 2012 is in the books. As expected, Day Three was a bit quieter than the opening two acts, but there was still plenty of action for those who chose to stay for the duration. Here are a few details from my stops on the final day: — Don Maden, executive VP for COPS Monitoring, said the company is putting the final cosmetic touches on its new central station in Dallas, with an anticipated opening sometime in May. COPS has also rebranded its COP-A-Link online management tool for dealers...

COPS Monitoring, Don Maden, Dynamark Monitoring, ISC West, Michael Gregory, Micro Key Solutions, Uplink, Victoria Ferro, Wayne Alter

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Barnes Associates/SSN release results of 2012 Wholesale Monitoring Study

March 23, 2012Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—By most measures, the economy is slowly improving. But that doesn't mask the pain of the past four years, and for many sectors—the security industry included—the recovery has been a case of two steps forward, one step back. Caution still abounds and it continues to temper growth in jobs, investment and spending.In the face of this sluggishness, how has the monitoring industry fared when it comes to keeping and adding customers? To find out, Barnes Associates, a consulting...

Barnes Associates, COPS Monitoring, Don Maden, Michael Barnes, Rapid Response, Russ MacDonnell, Security Systems News (SSN), Vivint

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Barnes/SSN survey takes pulse of industry

March 7, 2012Rich Miller

How did the wholesale monitoring industry hold up in 2011? Michael Barnes knows. Barnes, founding partner of Barnes Associates, a consulting and advisory firm specializing in the security alarm industry, recently completed a joint survey with Security Systems News that involved the biggest players in the industry. It was the second year that Barnes has conducted the survey with SSN, and it provided some interesting insights. Without completely tipping Barnes' hand, let's just say that the industry...

Barnes Associates, COPS Monitoring, Don Maden, Michael Barnes, Rapid Response, Russ MacDonnell

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ISC West features new partnerships and acquisitions

April 7, 2011SSN Staff, SDN Staff

LAS VEGAS—What was new on Day 1 of ISC West 2011? As usual, there were a number of partnership announcements and a couple of acquisitions; new this year was lots of talk about physical security information management systems. PSIM announcements abounded on the show floor. IPVideo Corporation announced its first endeavor into the PSIM space with the release of C3 Fusion. Steve Sleicher, chief operating officer with IP Video said that the company, which has a video management software platform,...

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