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Honeywell joins PPVAR

August 27, 2013Leif Kothe

Over the weekend, the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, a public-private partnership comprising stakeholders in property crime, announced the addition of a major manufacturer to its membership ranks. The company? Honeywell Security. After speaking with some in the industry involved with PPVAR, including Keith Jentoft, president of Videofied and RSI Video Technologies, it is increasingly clear to me why this carries major implications for the future of video monitored alarm systems. A...

Donald Young, Honeywell, intrusion detection, Keith Jentoft, PPVAR, Scott Harkins, SSN, video verified

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Sizing up the competition

August 7, 2012Rich Miller

“Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.”That pearl of wisdom from baseball legend Satchel Paige could very well be applied to the world of wholesale alarm monitoring. The competition is fierce and getting fiercer, raising the stakes for central stations of all sizes. Dissatisfaction over real or perceived problems can prompt a dealer to jump ship, costing a company a chunk of RMR and maybe even a bit of its reputation.Success hinges on a combination of price, service and...

Andy Lowitt, AT&T, Central Station Alarm Association, CMS, Comcast, COPS, CSAA, Donald Young, Metrodial and Moon Security Services, Michael Miller

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