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Interface Security Systems partners with RiskBand to expand its interactive monitoring services

June 2, 2020SSN Staff

EARTH CITY, Mo.—Interface Security Systems, a managed services provider, has partnered with RiskBand, a provider of wearable live-monitored safety devices, to expand its interactive monitoring services.Interface’s new interactive security service allows businesses to equip at-risk staff with a wearable safety device that is directly connected to the Interface Interactive 24/7 Central Command Centers. Through the partnership, Interface is enabling businesses including retailers and restaurants...

Brent Duncan, Interface Security Systems, Jim Van Law, managed services, monitoring services, RiskBand


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Commercial

Does a managed services model work for integrators?

March 18, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As the industry moves to more of a managed services model — PSA's Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program is a good example of that — this month's News Poll looks at what companies are doing to increase their overall RMR through this type of business model.When asked, “Is your company moving to more of a managed service, RMR-type model?” more than half (53 percent) of respondents said yes, with another 29 percent saying “somewhat”...

managed services, MSSP, News Poll, RMR


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Commercial

Dan Dunkel to lead PSA's Managed Security Service Provider program

March 12, 2019SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global consortium of professional systems integrators, recently announced that Dan Dunkel has joined PSA as managing director of PSA's Managed Security Service Provider program.In this role, Dunkel will recruit solution providers to become part of PSA's newly created Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program and develop go-to-market strategies and ongoing programs to increase program adoption within PSA's network of systems integrators.PSA's MSSP program is...

Dan Dunkel, managed services, PSA


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Commercial

PSA unveils new Managed Security Service Provider program

January 28, 2019SSN Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global consortium of professional systems integrators, announced its plans to launch a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program designed to help systems integrators diversify their service offerings and realize the full potential and benefits of a managed services business model.PSA said the program will “hinge on uniting” industry leading partners in cybersecurity and cloud-based security solutions, training and certification opportunities and...

Bill Bozeman, Cloud, managed services, PSA TEC


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On The Editor's Desk

PSA-TEC 2016 roundup: M&A trends; The cyber opportunity; Robots

May 11, 2016Martha Entwistle

There was not a free chair in the Lakehouse conference room here at PSA-TEC in Westminster, Colo. yesterday afternoon during two panel discussions that addressed topics such as: M&A, cybersecurity and managed services. John Mack Imperial Capital said that there's been “more significant M&A activity in the past year than in the previous 30 years.” He called that “generally good news” and predicted M&A activity will continue. He noted that new entrants into the security industry...

Cybersecurity, M&A, managed services, PSA-TEC, Security Robotics


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Monitoring

Security Partners to train dealers in managed video

September 17, 2014Leif Kothe

LANCASTER, Pa.—Nearly two years after launching its advanced services division, Security Partners, a wholesale monitoring company based here, is partnering with CheckVideo to help drive managed video sales.The partnership with CheckVideo, a provider of intelligent cloud-based video management services based in Falls Church, Va., enables Security Partners to provide comprehensive managed video sales training programs to authorized dealers.The division has made significant strides since its inception,...

Andy Stadler, central station alarm monitoring, CheckVideo, managed services, managed video, Mike Bodnar, Security Partners, SSN


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Commercial

Interface raises $115m

June 4, 2014Martha Entwistle

ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems, an integrator that offers physical security with managed network solutions in a bundled service, has raised $115 million to fund growth that includes adding an important new retail customer.“Unlike the $230 million bond that we completed in January, that was substantially a refi, … this latest financing is truly growth capital,” Interface CEO Michael Shaw told Security Systems News on June 2.Shaw said he could not name the major new customer...

$115 million, bundled services, Imperial Capital, Interface Security Systems, John Mack, managed services, Michael Shaw, security systems integrator, Security Systems News.


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General News

Making money on managed services

March 26, 2014Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Attend a few security conferences and you're bound to hear the term “managed services” tossed around. Most of the time you'll be advised that managed services is the way to go. But, how do you get there? How long will it take and can you really make money offering managed services?At TechSec 2014, held here in Jan. 26-28, three very different independent systems integrators—Sam Shalaby, GM of the Ottawa branch and managed services director, Convergint; Rob...

Advance Technology, Convergint, managed services, physical security, Rob Simopoulous, Sam Shalaby, SSN, tech systems, Wayne Smith


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Monitoring

Security Central gears up for total solution launch

February 19, 2014Leif Kothe

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a third-party central station based here, plans to unveil a product package at ISC West that includes managed services, video verification and other cloud-based solutions for its dealers, Caroline Brown, business development manager, told Security Systems News.In addition to giving dealers “strictly more RMR on everything,” the move to integrate new services is crucial for any central station hoping to compete in an evolving market. “We...

Caroline Brown, managed services, physical security, Security Central, SSN, video verification


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Monitoring

a.p.i. Monitoring adds managed services division

January 29, 2014Leif Kothe

TORONTO—a.p.i Monitoring, a wholesale monitoring company with seven central stations in the U.S. and Canada, is seeing some encouraging early returns from its managed services division, which debuted as a separate unit in November 2013.“We saw a spike in demand for the services,” Lewis Jacobson, director of dealer sales, told Security Systems News. “So it was time to break it out from our regular operations.”The new division concentrates on hosted video and video verification,...

a.p.i Monitoring, hosted video, Lewis Jacobson, managed services, video verification


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