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Central station vet gets TriStar off the ground

February 26, 2014Leif Kothe

CORONA, Calif.—TriStar Monitoring, based here, may be a newcomer to the central station space, but the company's president and founder, Tim LeBlanc, is anything but. LeBlanc, who went live with the company in February 2013, is a 38-year veteran of the industry who spent 18 years at Huntington Beach, Calif.-based General Monitoring Services, where he served as president until 2012.With a tenure of that length, starting a business in the security industry becomes far less of challenge, LeBlanc...

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IQ Certification and public perceptions about the industry

August 19, 2013Leif Kothe

Over the course of June and July, fourteen companies renewed their eligibility with IQ Certification, an installation quality certification program for alarm companies. The group of re-certifiers includes COPS Monitoring, based in Williamstown, N.J., Monitoring America Alarm Co-op of Tulsa, Okla., and General Monitoring Services, based in Huntington Beach, Calif. Founded in 1997, the IQ Certification Program, headquartered in Erie, Pa., is based on one fundamental principle: security systems that...

central station alarm monitoring, COPS Monitoring, false alarms, General Monitoring Services, IQ Certification, Monitoring America

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