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PPVAR makes headway in California

June 22, 2016Spencer Ives

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—More law enforcement organizations are recognizing the benefit of alarm verification; the California Police Chiefs Association board of directors adopted a resolution at its annual meeting that clarifies the term “verified alarm” and supports priority response.“[This resolution] defines a verified alarm as a probable crime in progress and [is] very supportive in promoting priority response to those verified alarms as a way to reduce crime and make arrests...

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CSAA's CVEC project could reduce attrition

December 9, 2015Spencer Ives

VIENNA, Va.—After CSAA announced its latest project with Verisk Analytics last week, I was interested to hear more about exactly the collaboration will cover. Keith Jentoft, chair of the CSAA/Verisk Exchange Committee (CVEC) and president of Videofied, told me that the project will develop a channel of communication between security companies and insurance providers, ultimately leading to a possible drop in attrition. “What we're doing here is, if you cancel [a monitoring subscription]...

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Dealers find an easy way into the DIY space

July 15, 2015Spencer Ives

PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—USA Central Station Alarm Corp., working with Videofied's new neighborhood watch system, is offering its dealers a way to enter the DIY market with no investment.“[Working with USA Central,] we created a way to package that so the average dealer can play in the self-install market,” Keith Jentoft, president of Videofied, told Security Systems News. “All they have to do as a dealer is promote their website … and accounts come in and they make money.”As...

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Video verification: a residential service?

May 7, 2014Leif Kothe

Video verification in the residential market—it was a topic that surfaced in some of the PPVAR panels I attended at TechSec, though the discussion had been picking up momentum well before that. It really seemed to pick up last August, when Honeywell Security announced it was joining the membership ranks of PPVAR, a move that some saw as a sign of the “mainstreaming” of video verification. That seemed to be the gist of Scott Harkins (president of Honeywell Security Products Americas)...

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PPVAR panels at ISC West merit a close look

March 19, 2014Leif Kothe

For anyone monitoring the progress of the latest push toward a comprehensive verified alarm standard, there's a pair of consecutive PPVAR panel sessions at ISC West that are can't-miss in stature. The first session, moderated by Steve Walker, vice president of Stanley Convergent, kicks off on Thursday, April 3 in Room 502, and is especially noteworthy because it brings several outside-the-industry perspectives into the same forum. Titled “Insurance and Law Enforcement Review Verified Alarms,”...

Chuck Moeling, CMS, Don Young, Honeywell, Interface, Keith Jentoft, physical security, PPVAR, SSN, Steve Walker


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Digital Life, Imperial Capital join PPVAR

January 15, 2014Leif Kothe

Several organizations recently joined PPVAR's growing membership roster, but two of the new additions are particularly striking. Digital Life, a home management platform from AT&T, is now on board, according to Keith Jentoft, an industry liaison for PPVAR. This comes about seven months after Digital Life earned CSAA Five Diamond certification. Investment bank Imperial Capital also joined the organization. This is doubtless an interesting development as well, with Imperial being the organization's...

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PPVAR goal: video verification standards ready by June 2014

November 26, 2013Leif Kothe

HENDERSON, Nev.—With the goal of having a set of video verification best practices in place by June 2014, a group of law enforcement and alarm industry representatives gathered for the first time to hash out the best-practices for video alarm response.“The goal is to have the document ready for ESX [in June 2014],” Keith Jentoft, president of RSI Video Technologies and Videofied, and an industry liaison for PPVAR said. He added: “Right now we're hoping [the standards writing...

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Telguard, Videofied team up on video verified platform

November 20, 2013Leif Kothe

NEW YORK—Telguard and Videofied have formed an original equipment manufacturer partnership that the companies hope will accelerate the adoption of video verified alarms. The companies announced the partnership on Nov. 20 at ISC East, held here. Under the agreement, Telguard, a division of wireless solutions provider Telular, will private label Videofied's indoor video verification platform, combining it with Telguard's cellular service. This affords dealers with both commercial and residential...

Keith Jentoft, Shawn Welsh, Telguard, video verified platform, Videofied


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Video verification a priority for new CSAA president Hauhn

October 30, 2013Leif Kothe

VIENNA, Va.—Establishing the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response as a standing committee within the Central Station Alarm Association will be a top priority for recently elected CSAA President Jay Hauhn. “It is my intention to work with the PPVAR leadership and hopefully bring PPVAR into the CSAA,” Hauhn, CTO and VP of industry relations at TycoIS, said. “That is the No. 1 thing that I will be focusing on for the first several months of my tenure.”Hauhn, who...

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Video verification goes mainstream

September 4, 2013Leif Kothe

HENDERSON, N.V.—In a move that some believe may spur broader mainstream adoption of video verified alarms, Honeywell Security has joined the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response as a platinum associate member, according to a statement from PPVAR. Founded in 2012, the PPVAR, based here, is an organization designed to strengthen public-private partnerships between those in law enforcement, the insurance sector and the alarm industry. The addition of Honeywell could prove to be a tipping...

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