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NMC appoints Nicola Oakie as VP of sales for proactive video monitoring

March 17, 2020SSN Staff

04.Mon_.Nikola-NMC copy.jpg LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center (NMC) announced the promotion of Nicola Oakie to vice president of sales, proactive video monitoring (PVM) in which she will lead the growth of the company's PVM Dealer Channel. “Nicola's reputation as a business leader who looks beyond her sales role to seek opportunities has earned her praise and recognition from her peers; this passion and drive have resulted in strengthening NMC's relationship...

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NMC hires Mark Matlock as VP of Sales

December 5, 2019SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center (NMC) announced the recent hiring of Mark Matlock as vice president of sales, responsible for nurturing key relationships within the industry and driving NMC's growth.“We are very pleased to welcome Mark to the team,” NMC President Woodie Andrawos said in the announcement. “He comes to NMC with extensive industry experience having served in leadership roles in wholesale monitoring for over 20 years.”Demonstrating his deep...

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National Monitoring Center continues growing with expansion of sales team

July 22, 2019SSN Staff

Lake Forest, Calif.—National Monitoring Center (NMC), a third-party monitoring company in the United States with monitoring centers in Calif. and Texas, hires industry veteran, Mark Conger as national accounts manager. He will be responsible for supporting national integrators providing Proactive Video Monitoring.“I am thrilled to have Mark join us at NMC,” Mike Taylor, vice president of sales, U.S., said in the announcement. “His long history of success was the key to bringing...

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Netwatch Group appoints new VP of US Sales

September 5, 2018SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Netwatch Group, comprised of the recently combined NMC, CalAtlantic, and Netwatch, recently appointed Mike Taylor as its vice president of US sales.“Mike is a recognized sales leader in the US security industry and has a tremendous record of success,” David Walsh, Netwatch Group CEO, said in the announcement. “He has the right combination skills and experience to lead us through this period of exponential growth and we are pleased to have him on the team.”This...

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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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Five Questions: Kurtis Erdman

June 18, 2018Spencer Ives

Kurtis Erdman, recently hired at third party monitoring center NMC as its South Eastern regional sales manager, is based out of Pensacola, Fla. “I'm really tasked with promoting the NMC brand throughout the Southeast,” Erdman said. He called Southeast a “relatively untapped area” for NMC—“The Southeast is really a ripe territory for us. There's lots of business there. There's lots of great independent alarm installers.” In early June, Security Systems News...

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NMC mega-merger creates global Netwatch Group

April 25, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center, a third party monitoring company with monitoring centers based here and in Irving, Texas, announced this week the launch of a new global monitoring company, Netwatch Group, following the merger of four monitoring companies with the backing of global private equity firm The Riverside Company.The Netwatch Group, which includes monitoring companies NMC, Netwatch (Ireland), CalAtlantic (United States) and Onwatch Multifire (United Kingdom), will focus...

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NMC hires new director of national sales

December 13, 2017Spencer Ives

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—NMC recently hired Nicola Oakie, who previously worked as the general manager with American Video and Security and then the director of business development at I-View Now, as the company's new director of national sales.Oakie officially starts at NMC on Jan. 2. “In a broad sense, her role will be to educate the dealers regarding video. Dealers can implement a full array of video services from clips to analytics,” Sharon Elder, NMC's vice president of sales, told...

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Monitoring: The argument for wholesale

November 16, 2016Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Throughout the year one topic has been cropping up: the benefits of switching to a wholesale central station. Several companies this year have opted to pick a third party monitoring center over continuing to operate their own central; RFI Communications switched to Rapid Response in March, Red Hawk Fire & Security partnered with Affiliated in October and recently, Comtronics switched its monitored accounts to NMC. Some of these companies said that the move allowed them to refocus...

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Comtronics switches monitored accounts to NMC

November 14, 2016Spencer Ives

JACKSON, Mich.—Earlier this year, Comtronics decided to move its monitored accounts to National Monitoring Center, based in Lake Forest, Calif. Previously, Comtronics operated its own UL-listed, CSAA Five Diamond central station for the past 48 years.“The industry's just moving so fast—I think you're going to see more and more alarm companies make the decision we have … just because it's harder to do it all and do it all great,” John Campau, Comtronics' president and CEO,...

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