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Advances in monitoring technology changing the standards landscape

July 18, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace within security, monitoring companies and third party standards organizations such as UL are doing their best to understand what this means for central stations today, especially in regard to creating requirements that reflect the current state of innovation within the industry.In March, UL published a proposal to extend the effective dates for two sets of requirements that are new to the eighth edition of UL 827, The Standard...

American Alarm and Communications, Bold Technologies, Chris Newhook, Morgan Hertel, Rapid Response, Rod Coles, UL


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TechSec 2017 Panel: Monitoring the next tech

March 15, 2017Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—The hot topics in the industry—drones and robotics, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, big data and data mining—all impact monitoring centers, as well as integrators and end users.At the TechSec Solutions 2017 panel, “Monitoring the next tech,” Morgan Hertel, VP of technology and innovation for Rapid Response Monitoring, and Jim McMullen, president, COO and founder of COPS Monitoring, explored how industry trends will impact their side of the business.Jay...

COPS Monitoring, CSAA, Jay Hauhn, Jim McMullen, Morgan Hertel, Rapid Response, TechSec 2017


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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...

Affiliated Monitoring, Comtronics, NMC, Rapid Response, Red Hawk Fire & Security, RFI Communications, wholesale monitoring


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My Alarm Center's new business model driving success

August 17, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center, a super-regional security company with a rapidly evolving national presence, is coming off an impressive year of organic growth, complemented by the success of its new DIY division, LivSecure.“Both 2015 and 2016 have been really great years for us and signify a big shift in our business model to be more flexible and capital efficient in terms of having options for growth,” Amy Kothari, My Alarm Center's president and CEO, told Security Systems...

alarm.com, Amy Kothari, DIY, LivSecure, Megan MacDonald, My Alarm Center, Qolsys, Rapid Response


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Rapid Response plans new building

March 16, 2016Spencer Ives

Local news source Syracuse.com recently reported that Rapid Response Monitoring is looking to expand its presence further in Syracuse with plans submitted for a new three-story building. The company is currently working ona 35,000 square-foot expansion of its headquarters, to be unveiled this spring. Security Systems News has reported on Rapid's rapid growth previously. Here's a story about the expansion of the headquarters. The report said, “The state has agreed to provide a $1 million grant...

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RFI goes with Rapid Response

March 9, 2016Martha Entwistle

SAN JOSE, Calif.—To provide more customized services to its clients, RFI Communications and Security Systems plans to close its internal monitoring station and outsource its monitoring to Rapid Response.“Rapid Response can immediately provide more services to our existing base and bolt-on more services to our high-end commercial and enterprise customers,” RFI president Brad Wilson told Security Systems News.Wilson said RFI was looking for “a partner that has agility and technical...

Brad Wilson, Morgan Hertel, Rapid Response, RFI Communications and Security Systems


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Rapid hires

January 6, 2016Spencer Ives

Rapid Response Monitoring is holding a hiring event at the Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, N.Y. Rapid Response held a similar event about 12 months ago. Christopher Denniston told Security Systems News that last year's event was “a very big success, so we're doing the same thing again this year.” “We're working on expanding the Rapid team on both coasts,” Denniston said. The company is looking to have a similar event close to its Corona, Calif., facility, he said, but hasn't...

Christopher Denniston, Rapid Response


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Central station transformation

July 15, 2015Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—The Internet of Things culture, where everything is connected, is changing the way people interact and the way business is transacted. It's also changing the central station landscape, pushing centrals into a new world where they are being asked to monitor more devices and to provide a variety of information to customers, instantly and around the clock.To keep up with this demand, central monitoring stations need to become more sophisticated. This requires significant investment...

Brett Springall, Don Childers, Morgan Hertel, Rapid Response, Security Central, Smoky Mountain Systems, TechSec 2015


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New positions at ADS, Rapid Response

January 14, 2015Spencer Ives

Updated Feb. 13, 2015 Alarm Detection Systems, based in Aurora, Ill., sought to strengthen its executive team by promoting six people to new roles. And today, as I write this, Rapid Response is looking to fill 70 or more positions for its headquarters in Syracuse N.Y. As I'm looking over the current events of the industry, growth has been quite the theme, and these are companies that are growing by notable proportions. At ADS, Amy Becker will become VP and Controller; Nick Bonifas, Corporate Counsel;...

ADS, Alarm Detection Systems, Bob Bonifas, Rapid Response


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Rapid Response to hire 70

January 13, 2015Spencer Ives

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Rapid Response Monitoring, based here, hosted a career fair at the Destiny USA mall, also here, on Jan. 14, to hire candidates for more than 70 openings. The company planned to hold first-round interviews with applicants at the event.“If [applicants] are able to start immediately, we would put them in a training class in the next two weeks, and if they need a little more time to give notice we would work that out with them.” Christopher Denniston, marketing and communications...

Christopher Denniston, expansion, Rapid Response


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