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EMERgency24 celebrates 50 years in business

September 17, 2018Spencer Ives

DES PLAINES, Ill.—EMERgency24, a wholesale monitoring company headquartered here, is now marking its 50th anniversary. Over those years the company has added on several locations, seen sweeping technological changes and grown steadily.Dante Monteverde Sr. started Alarmtronics Inc. in 1967, a company that installed alarm systems and monitored for itself and other companies, in Chicago. In April 1971, it changed its name to Emergency Data Computer Center Inc., coinciding with a new exclusive...

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EMERgency24 offers 'filtered monitoring'

January 6, 2016Spencer Ives

DES PLAINES, Ill.—Offering “filtered monitoring” has helped third party central EMERgency24 expand its video options for dealers, according to Kevin Lehan, company PR manager.“Filtered monitoring places part of the responsibility of the decision to dispatch on the end user,” Lehan told Security Systems News. End users review video surveillance activity through their smartphone before sending it to central station operators,. This allows the building owner to weed out...

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Monitoring companies called to action at NFPA meeting

June 15, 2015Spencer Ives

CHICAGO—Alarm monitoring organizations, including CSAA and IESA, are rallying the industry to vote on two motions at the NFPA's annual meeting, scheduled to take place June 25.“What's happening in Chicago is that some of these communities are operating their own monitoring centers. … This [motion would change the NFPA code and] enable that community to have an effective monopoly on alarm monitoring,” Kevin Lehan, executive director for the Illinois Electronic Security Association...

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Monitoring companies called to action on NFPA vote

June 3, 2015Spencer Ives

The alarm monitoring industry is taking notice of the NFPA. There are two motions proposed for vote at NFPA's meeting this year that could have a serious impact on the industry. This pair of motions directly refers to the NFPA 72 Nation Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, which, in the current draft of the 2016 edition states that listed central stations can be used for fire alarm monitoring. A group based in northern Illinois opposes this language, and seeks to alter it, giving local municipalities more...

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EMERgency24 partners with first 'RERS' provider

May 13, 2015Spencer Ives

DES PLAINES, Ill.—EMERgency24, a monitoring center based here, partnered with BluePoint Alert Solutions, to offer a rapid emergency response systems (RERS): a new system capable of two-way communication between first responders and people inside a building under threat.EMERgency24 announced and showcased the products at ISC West. “[People] saw the value in it … how it is needed now, and how it could be applied immediately,” Pat Devereaux, EMERgency24 SVP, told Security Systems News.When...

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EMERgency24 looking to PERS, redundancy for the future

August 11, 2011Daniel Gelinas

DES PLAINES, Ill.—Third-party monitoring center EMERgency24 is remaining true to its roots as well as getting ready for something new, according to PR manager Kevin Lehan and national sales manager Kevin McCarthy. The central station recently opened a new hot redundant monitoring center and is expanding its dealer offerings. "EMERgency24 was a leader in the redundancy trend. We were probably the first to open a redundant center," Lehan told Security Systems News. "We opened our Washington,...

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