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Former UCC executive Mark Matlock joins Pro-Vigil

January 14, 2019SSN Staff

SAN ANTONIO—Pro-Vigil, a global provider of video-based security solutions, announced the appointment of Mark Matlock to the position of vice president of Indirect Channel Revenue. The hiring follows the 2018 Q3 partnership the company entered into with Lydia Security Monitoring, operator of COPS Monitoring and UCC.“The partnership and Mark's appointment have the full support of the executive team.  We all understand it's the right move at the right time for our business's continued success,”...

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Pro-Vigil partners with Lydia Security Monitoring

December 5, 2018Spencer Ives

SAN ANTONIO—Pro-Vigil, a video monitoring equipment provider based here, recently entered a partnership to work with customers of Lydia Security Monitoring—the parent company to COPS Monitoring and UCC—totaling 4,200 dealers.“Video has been talked about a lot in the industry over the years, but there's not really a lot of dealers selling or installing video on a regular basis,” Teresa Gonzalez, UCC's president, told Security Systems News. UCC dealers will “learn...

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Where is video monitoring now?

July 25, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Video monitoring, including proactive video monitoring, guard tours, video verification and even MIY among consumers, is on the rise, according to six wholesale monitoring professionals interviewed by Security Systems News.“The subscriber is demanding more video monitoring options and we are continuing to invest in our video monitoring capabilities,” Woodie Andrawos, president of NMC, told SSN in an email interview. “NMC has been a big proponent of video monitoring...

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How I Use My System: Teresa Gonzalez

February 28, 2018Spencer Ives

Teresa Gonzalez became the president of United Central Control in 2008. Lydia Security Monitoring acquired UCC in January 2016 and Gonzalez continues to lead the brand. Gonzalez talked with Security Systems News in early December about her home security system and what she likes about it.What kind of system do you have?I have a … 2GIG with Alarm.com. I have thermostats and lights, video cameras.Why this particular setup?At the time, 2GIG was a very user-friendly panel. I've had it for a couple years...

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Monitoring Matters

COPS announces new workshop series

August 2, 2017Spencer Ives

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, a brand under Lydia Security Monitoring, on July 27 announced its Grow Your Business roadshow, with seminars currently planned for Denver, Colo., Boca Raton, Fla., Salt Lake City and Williamstown, N.J., with more to be announced. “The genesis of the seminars actually began with our UCC dealer customers; we started these … sometime in the 2015 time frame,” Ron Bowden, director of dealer development for Lydia's UCC brand and leader of these seminars,...

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Lydia, UCC reflect on deal one year after acquisition

January 16, 2017Spencer Ives

SAN ANTONIO—In January 2016, Lydia Security Monitoring acquired wholesale monitoring center UCC based here. One year after the acquisition, dust is settling and UCC is improving its operations while maintaining its core staff.“In terms of our growth at the company, we're very satisfied with 2016. We finished the year in 2016 very strong, with our sales team closing several fairly large deals—defined as people with at least 1,500 or more accounts transferring into us,” Jim...

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Also Noted

UCC hosts 13th annual 'extreme outdoors' dealer event

November 9, 2016SSN Staff

SAN ANTONIO—United Central Control on Oct. 26 announced its 13th Annual Extreme Outdoors Hunting Extravaganza reached nearly 200 attendees. The popular UCC dealer event was a topic of concern after UCC's sale to Lydia Security Monitoring in January, the company said in its announcement. “One of the most-asked questions from dealers after the acquisition was whether or not UCC would continue to host its annual Extravaganza,” Jim McMullen, Lydia's COO, said in a prepared statement. “Our...

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Jim McMullen wants to acquire more wholesale centrals

April 13, 2016Spencer Ives

Jim McMullen, president and COO of Lydia Security Monitoring, as well as president and COO of COPS Monitoring, is interested in purchasing more third-party central stations. Lydia's recent purchase of wholesale central station UCC was a big topic at ISC West 2016, both in COPS' booth and in UCC's. “We would like to go out there and buy other companies that specialize in a particular segment of the [monitoring] marketplace, so that we can draw on their expertise and grow it from there,”...

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UCC acquired by COPS' owner Lydia Security Monitoring

January 27, 2016Spencer Ives

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—Lydia Security Monitoring, the parent company of COPS Monitoring, both based here, announced today it has acquired wholesale central station United Central Control.“COPS and UCC are CSAA member companies, and both are well-run and respected monitoring companies. Lydia's acquisition of UCC adds an impressive business to their existing third party monitoring portfolio,” CSAA executive director Jay Hauhn told Security Systems News.In a prepared statement, Jim McMullen,...

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Lydia receives $75 million

January 27, 2016Spencer Ives

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—Lydia Security Monitoring, the parent company of COPS Monitoring, received a $75 million credit facility from Citizens Bank, the bank announced Jan. 25.“Lydia plans to use this line of credit for general corporate purposes and to expand its presence in the market,” David Smith, COPS' director of marketing and communications, told Security Systems News, in an email interview.Citizens served as lead left arranger and administrative agent for the transaction.Jim...

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