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Mace CSSS acquires The Command Center

April 1, 2011Daniel Gelinas

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Mace CSSS on April 1 announced it had acquired UL-listed wholesale central station, The Command Center, Inc. by purchasing all of the company's stock. TCCI is a UL listed wholesale central station located in Corona, Calif. Financial terms of the stock acquisition were not disclosed. According to Mace CSSS VP and GM Morgan Hertel, the acquisition brings 20,000 accounts from 70 dealers to the Mace fold, and adds an undisclosed amount of RMR to Mace's coffers. Hertel, who used...

Mace CSSS, Morgan Hertel, TCCI, The Command Center Inc.


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Does AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile threaten the industry?

March 24, 2011Daniel Gelinas

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ever since rumblings of a POTS sunset began last year, the security industry has been concerned with where a dependable communications pathway would come from. Most eyes have turned to broadband and GSM as two alternatives. With the March 20 announcement of AT&T's agreement to buy competitor T-Mobile for $39 billion, a new wrinkle to the communications pathway has been introduced with which the security industry must contend, assuming the acquisition passes muster with the SEC. Wireless...

AT&T, CDMA, Digital Monitoring Products, DMP, EVDO, GPRS, GSM, Mace CSSS, Mark Hillenburg, Morgan Hertel


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Mobile security moving to the forefront?

March 17, 2011Daniel Gelinas

LOS ANGELES—The idea of mobile security has been around for a while, but according to some security industry observers, the proliferation of smartphone use and technology may signal the real advent of the mobile security market. ESX chair George De Marco said he's been looking at a number of companies lately to determine where the developing space stands in terms of standards and protocols. “There are lots of folks that are in this space. When I talk to centrals about this, they're telling...

AvantGuard, ESX, Forsse, George De Marco, Henry Siegel, ISC West, Mace CSSS, MobileTREC, Morgan Hertel, NG911


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Keeping central station employees in the know through extensive training

February 10, 2011Daniel Gelinas

The controversy surrounding Article 6-E—proposed legislation in New York that looks to vet and license central station employees according to statewide standards—has many in the industry talking about central station employee training. There are plenty of virtual and classroom training options provided by industry associations like CSAA and SIA. And, many monitoring companies take full control and create their own training programs for employees. Experts who spoke to Security Systems...

Alarm Monitoring Services, Anne Glickstein, Commercial Instruments and Alarm Systems, CSAA, CSAA Five Diamond Certified, Dera DeRoche-Jolet, ESA-VA, John Lombardi, Kimberly Roberts, Mace CSSS


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End user-focused alert solution looks to cut out professional monitoring

January 27, 2011Daniel Gelinas

LOS ANGELES—A new end user-focused security solution running with the tagline, “See inside your home with unlimited, FREE alarm monitoring,” looks to neatly remove professional monitoring services from the home security equation, saving end users money, while potentially eating into dealer and central station RMR. Attikis, which is in beta testing right now, is a managed service and, according to its website, is free. The only cost end users will incur is a per-call charge when...

Attikis, free monitoring, Jarryd Winters, Mace CSSS, Morgan Hertel


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Proposed New York legislation causes major stir

January 20, 2011Daniel Gelinas

ALBANY, N.Y.—Proposed legislation being developed by an alarm association committee here has created such a stir that the New York Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has decided to conduct an open forum discussion at its Feb. 10 board of directors meeting. The legislation in question, called Article 6-E, would require licensing of central station employees of any central station wishing to monitor alarms in the state of New York. “While the NYBFAA took numerous steps to alert the membership...

AICC, Article 6-E, Article 6-E Review Committee, Bart Didden, CIA Security, CSAA, CSAA Long Range Planning Committee Meeting, Dale Eller, Doyle Security, Ed Bonifas


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