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Monitoring Matters

What differentiates a PERS central?

May 11, 2016Spencer Ives

I've spoken with plenty of monitoring professionals about the difference between monitoring a PERS signal and a more traditional burg or fire alarm. Recently, I spoke with Todd Lindstrom, director of Life Safety Monitoring, about some of the things that differentiate the company's PERS-focused central station. Lindstrom said that PERS operators need to be segmented from operators that handle more traditional alarms because the mindset is different. “You tend to be more production orientated...

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General News

Cablecos and Telecoms: Readers debate the new competition

July 10, 2013Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—Brand recognition, national reach and advertising clout are some of the obvious advantages afforded the telecom and cableco giants now entering the security space. But some smaller security companies may also stand to benefit from these new entrants, by virtue of both partnerships with bigger companies, and increased market awareness fueled by their advertising.A recent study from IHS Research says the influx of new players will likely increase market penetration for residential...

cableco, IHS Research, Life Safety Monitoring, LogicMark, telecom, Todd Lindstrom, Troy Bruce

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Rockbridge buys Connect America in third 'largest PERS deal ever'

January 20, 2011Daniel Gelinas

DETROIT—It's the third largest personal-emergency-response-system company purchase, and it bodes well for the PERS industry, according to Connect America president and CEO Ken Gross. Rockbridge Growth Equity on Jan. 12 announced it had acquired direct-to-consumer PERS company Connect America for an undisclosed sum in a deal that brings 75,000 accounts worth around $2.2 million in RMR to investor Rockbridge, according to Gross. “The PERS industry should be proud of this transaction—this...

Connect America, CVS, Ken Gross, Kevin Prokop, Life Safety Monitoring, Northcentral University, One on One Marketing, One Reverse Mortgage, Protect America, Quicken Loans, Rapid Response, Ready Financial Group, Rockbridge Growth Equity, Russ MacDonnell

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