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Police chief gives Panic Button 'rave' review

August 22, 2014Amy Canfield

MILFORD, Mass.—Milford Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin looked at a number of systems to give him and his force better, faster emergency contact with local schools.Having had “great success” in his town of 27,000-plus with Rave Mobile Safety's Smart911 and SmartPrepare, he opted for the Rave Panic Button. All school staff members will have the mobile app on their cell phones.Training for school staff and officers will take place this fall “and then we'll be off and running with...

active shooters, Mass., Milford, Police Chief Tom O’Loughlin, Rave Mobile Safety, Rave Panic Button, school security, Smart911, SmartPrepare, Todd Piett.

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New Matrix CEO expanding company presence

August 6, 2013Martha Entwistle

Access control provider Matrix Systems, which in May appointed Holly Tsourides as its new CEO, opened a new sales and marketing office north of Boston in the city of Lowell, Mass. It will serve at the company base for marketing and other strategic initiatives to drive sales, new technology partnerships and customized service options. Matrix has hired two employees to staff the Lowell office, and plans to hire more. Matrix Systems is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio. In a prepared statement, Tsourides...

Holly Tsourides, Mass., Matrix Systems, new office Lowell

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Fire Systems Installation

Massachusetts city fights to control fire alarm monitoring

May 29, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

LOWELL, Mass.—Massachusetts' highest court ruled last year that municipalities can't require businesses to install just one type of fire alarm system when the state building code allows for four choices. But the city of Lowell contends that decision doesn't apply to it.This is the latest development in the fight against municipalities monopolizing fire alarm monitoring, which also is occurring in Illinois. But Lowell is going to be on the losing end of the battle, an industry spokesman predicted...

George Condon, Joint Fire Committee, Lowell, Lowell Fire Department, Mass., Northeast Security Solutions, SSN

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Also Noted

Security system scam moves across the U.S.

May 28, 2013SSN Staff

ESSEX, Mass.—A scam that plagued Arizona earlier in 2013 has crept east, according to an article from the Gloucester Times, a newspaper based in Gloucester, Mass. At least one resident in Essex, Mass., received an unsolicited “robocall” claiming the local police department was encouraging residents to buy home security systems, and recommending an Arizona company to do the installation work, the article noted. Suspicious, the resident reported the call to police, who found that...

Better Business Bureau, Essex, Federal Trade Commission, Mass., physical security, Residential Security, SSN

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Faulty fire alarm prompts investigation

April 3, 2013SSN Staff

HOLLISTON, Mass.—At a restaurant in this suburb west of Boston, a fire alarm was pulled but did not trigger a response from the local fire department, according to an article from The MetroWest Daily News, a newspaper based in Framingham, Mass. The town administrator said the alarm malfunctioned because it did not register with the company that remotely monitors the fire alarms at the Pinecrest Golf Club, where the restaurant is located, according to the article. At around 3 p.m. Sunday, a...

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Systems integrator start-up in Mass.

March 6, 2013Martha Entwistle

A new systems integration company has opened its doors in Burlington, Mass. A2 Systems, founded by security industry veterans Pat Connors and Matt Leonard, opened its doors after the first of the year and just completed its first job for an energy company. It's now delving into two more jobs—one in the pharmaceutical vertical and one in retail. Connors, who is in charge of operations, and Leonard, who does sales and marketing, previously worked for Massachusetts-based Team AVS. They left there...

A2 Systems, Burlington, Mass., Matt Leonard, Pat Connors

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