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DICE and Tristar help central station affected by storm

August 10, 2020SSN Staff

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation and Tristar Monitoring stepped in to help a central station that was without power and battling flooding due to Tropical Storm Isaias.“We got a call from DICE asking if we were willing to assist,” said Tim LeBlanc, president and co-founder of Tristar Monitoring. “My immediate response was, ‘Absolutely.’”Tristar had been in the same position before, aiding a central station in Florida for two months, while the company returned to full operations....

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The value of pro monitoring still strong despite recent challenges

June 3, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

DALLAS—Parks Associates' Research Director Brad Russell shared some additional research with Security Systems News from Parks' “IoT: Extending Professional Monitoring for New Revenue” study that shows the value of professional monitoring is still strong despite recent challenges.The research addresses how innovative companies are driving new revenue by extending professional monitoring services and offerings within the connected home.Diving deeper into the numbers, monitoring revenue will...

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Total professional monitoring revenue to exceed $15B in 2020

May 13, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Research firm Parks Associates forecasts professional monitoring revenue for the U.S. residential security sector will total $15.74 billion in 2020, with smart home services accounting for $1.2 billion.Parks’ “IoT: Extending Professional Monitoring for New Revenue” addresses how innovative companies are driving new revenue by extending professional monitoring services beyond residential security to new use cases in the connected home.“The number of connected devices continues...

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‘40 under 40’ award nominations open

May 13, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

The #SSNTalks’ Team is passionate about recognizing diverse, talented, young security professionals representing the next generation of industry leaders via our yearly “40 under 40” awards. We are thrilled to currently be seeking our “40 under 40” Class of 2020, comprised of consultants, integrators, monitoring professionals and end users. Submit nominations online here. “I have always considered SSN’s ‘40 under 40’ the ‘gold standard’ in our industry and being recognized...

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Value add-ons give dealers competitive advantage

March 20, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

DALLAS—The annually published “Security Dealer Survey” by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company that covers the residential security industry from both a consumer and dealer perspective, found over 70 percent of U.S. security dealers offer services other than traditional monitoring.“The survey was fielded to security dealers in September and October of 2018, with a total of 208 participants,” Dina Abdelrazik, senior analyst, Parks Associates, told...

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Let's meet at ISC West

March 18, 2015Spencer Ives

As some of you may know, I joined the industry in November when I started at Security Systems News. This means that 2015 will be my first time at the ISC West show. I'd love to meet everyone, and hear everything, but that might not be possible, so reach out to me when you can. I already have several appointments set up, but I'll be as accommodating as I can be. Also, give me a heads up on what you'd like to talk about. Definitely tell me if your company will be showcasing something big at ISC West,...

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Police department ceases monitoring

February 20, 2015Spencer Ives

The Enterprise, Ala. police department will discontinue alarm monitoring of residences and commercial business. The Enterprise City Council voted to discontinue the Enterprise Police Department's involvement in monitoring burglary and fire alarms, according to the Enterprise Ledger. The police department currently monitors 17 residences and six businesses in the city as an additional source of income. However, a $4,000 upgrade to the system is needed to keep the monitoring system working properly. The...

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Introduction and CSAA's rescheduled meeting

November 5, 2014Spencer Ives

To formally introduce myself, my name is Spencer Ives and I'm the new associate editor here at SSN. I'll primarily be covering the central station monitoring beat. I'm brand new to the security industry and am looking forward to getting to know you. I'm excited about writing about new developments in your businesses, the evolution of monitoring technology and general trends in the monitoring world. The first notable item that has cropped up under my watch has been the 2014 CSAA Annual Meeting being...

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Hurricane threat cancels CSSA annual meeting in Bermuda

October 16, 2014SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Hurricane Gonzalo has forced CSAA International to cancel its 2014 Annual Meeting, scheduled for Oct. 17-22 in Bermuda.The National Weather Service predicted the Category 4 storm would reach Bermuda by Oct. 17, and the host hotel, Fairmont Southampton Bermuda, alerted CSAA that it is in “hurricane preparedness status” and expects to be impacted, CSAA said in a prepared statement.Those who made hotel reservations through the CSAA room block will have them automatically...

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Will mobile worker apps become 'ubiquitous' in security?

October 14, 2014Leif Kothe

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Among recent trends gaining traction in the security industry, mobile worker apps stand out as one of the most highly deployed and frequently discussed. Such tools have transformed the way field sales personnel and technicians do business, allowing them to be more efficient and effective on the job.The mobile worker app market is fragmented and “finally beginning to receive the attention it deserves,” according to Jeanine Sterling, principal analyst at Frost &...

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