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Amherst Alarm takes 'deliberate' path to success

July 30, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

AMHERST, N.Y.—Amherst Alarm, one of the nation's leading alarm companies, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. CEO Tim Creenan credits his company's long-term success to its "slow and deliberate" approach to business. “We've kind of had slow, steady, controlled growth over the years, where we didn't, [for example], jump from 100 accounts to 10,000 accounts or something crazy like that, [which is] unmanageable,” Creenan, who co-founded Amherst in 1984,...

Amherst Alarm, Digital Monitoring Products (DMP), DSC, Electronic Security Association (ESA), IQ Certification, New York, Physical Security, Tim Creenan

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IQ Certification elects new board

February 19, 2014Leif Kothe

Members of the IQ Certification Program recently elected officers at the organization's first meeting of 2014. While there's considerable continuity from years past (several members earned reelection), the board of directors also reflects some changes, highlighted by the appointment of Lynn Comer as chairperson. Another change was the election of Don Childers, COO of Statesville, N.C.-based Security Central, to the IQ Board. Earlier this week I spoke to Don about some of the key priorities for the...

IQ Certification, Physical Security, Ron Childers, Security Central

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IQ announces board of directors

February 11, 2014SSN Staff

ERIE, Pa.—Members of the board of directors of IQ Certification were recently elected during the company's annual meeting. Lynn Comer was named board chairwoman, and Dave Curie was elected vice chairman, according to a release. Amanda Baumgartner, secretary, and Peggy Anderson, treasurer, were re-elected, while Amanda Haydn, Darryl Parker were newly elected to two-year terms. Don Childers was also elected to the board. Former chair Tim Creenan will serve the IQ Program as past chairman. “With...

Amanda Baumgartner, Amanda Haydn, Darryl Parker, Dave Curie, Don Childers, IQ Certification, Lynn Comer, Peggy Anderson, Tim Creenan

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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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IQ Certification announces 2011 Board and election of officers

March 31, 2011SSN Staff

ERIE, Pa.—The IQ Certification Board announced on March 24 it had elected its new members. Dave Currie, president of Security Response Center,  Gail Schreiner, VP of operations for AlarmWatch and Laurie Mitchell director of National operations Central Monitoring Services for Siemens Industry, Inc. had all received the same number of votes in December and were tied for the two board positions. Following are the 2011 IQ Certification Program Board of Directors with their terms in parentheses....

Dave Currie, Gail Schreiner, IQ Board, IQ Certification, Laurie Mitchell

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