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20 Under 40

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Caroline Brown

October 4, 2017Spencer Ives

Caroline Brown, 26Vice president of business development, Security CentralStatesville, N.C.Caroline Brown, vice president of business development at Security Central, is the third generation at the family-owned and operated monitoring center. The business was started in 1963 by Brown's grandfather.In her role, Brown looks at “new, up-and-coming trends in the security industry, technologies that our dealer base is asking for or an emerging technology that might be beneficial to our business,...

20 under 40: Class of 2017, Caroline Brown, Security Central

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General News

How I Use My System: Courtney Brown

November 4, 2016Spencer Ives

Courtney Brown, managing director for Security Central, has been with the company for the past 28 years. Recently, the company acquired a third monitoring center through its purchase of Clemens, N.C.-based Loss Prevention Services, in early July. Brown, when looking back on the deal and its progress in early October, called the deal a “good move.” Security Systems News got the chance to speak with him about the system he has at home.What kind of system do you have?I use the Honeywell...

Courtney Brown, How I Use My System, Security Central, Security Systems News

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Security Central acquires third central

August 10, 2016Spencer Ives

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a wholesale monitoring center based here, purchased Loss Prevention Services, a wholesale central station based in Clemmons, N.C., and will make it a load-balancing third location for the company.“This one is a great acquisition for us. As far as being in North Carolina, it really shuts the door on competition and competitors in the area,” Caroline Brown, Security Central's VP of business development, told Security Systems News. The $2 million...

Caroline Brown, Loss Prevention Services, LPS, Security Central

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Also Noted

Security Central is now CSAA Five Diamond certified

July 16, 2015SSN Staff

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Wholesale monitoring center Security Central on July 10 achieved CSAA Five Diamond certification. The certification adds to the company's credibility and will help Security Central compete with the larger central stations, Caroline Brown, Security Central executive assistant, told Security Systems News. “Keeping our operators up to such high expectations, keeping their testing current, their continuing education classes current that's what we're going to be focusing...

Caroline Brown, CSAA Five Diamond, Security Central

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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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Monitoring Matters

ISC West 2015—The daily monitoring report

April 13, 2015Spencer Ives

Friday, Day 3 The last day, like the first, started off with a great meeting at the media stage. This time I met George De Marco, ESX chair, and talked about how the different ways booths look to bring in visitors, everything from booth design to attractions.Then I headed into the show floor for a meeting with Cliff Dice, company president and CEO, and Carol Enman, Dice SVP for strategic business. We talked a lot about the reception of Dice's cloud-hosted central monitoring software platform, now...

a.p.i. Monitoring, Acadian Monitoring Services, Affiliated Monitoring, Altronix, BluePoint, Bold Technologies, Centra-Larm, COPS Monitoring, dice, Dynamark

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General News

News Poll: Cybersecurity is becoming a physical security matter

March 25, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—As cybersecurity becomes a common topic of conversation among physical security systems installers, Security Systems News asked its readers whether they're concerned about cybersecurity threats and what their companies are doing to safeguard themselves and their customers.Jeff Frye, Interface Security Systems VP, says that there are multiple reasons to be concerned with cybersecurity. “Internet of Things devices raise new threats. Many manufacturers lack a security practice....

Brad Zellers, BSN Security, Contava, Curtis Nikel, Cybersecurity, Interface Security Systems, Jeff Frye, Mark McCall, News Poll, Security Central

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Security Central to offer mPERS

November 20, 2014Andrew Watson

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Security Central, a national wholesale monitoring company, plans to add mPERS to its suite of services.The demand for mobile PERS devices, which enable users to call for help with the click of a button from both in and outside of the home, is on the rise.“We see that it's a huge demand from our dealer base,” said Caroline Brown, Security Central business development manager. “It's driving the industry right now and for the foreseeable future.”Security...

Caroline Brown, mPERS, Security Central, Securus, Tom Collopy

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Springall named CEO of Security Central

October 8, 2014Martha Entwistle

STATESVILLE, N.C.—National third-party monitoring station Security Central today announced the promotion of Brett Springall, formerly Security Central's director of IT, to the position of CEO.Moving from IT director to CEO isn't necessarily a common career path in the security industry, but Springall said his strength in IT is something Security Central management and its owner value.“We have always been on the cutting edge. We want to continue to be on the forefront of technology, offering...

Brett Springall, Caroline Brown, CEO, Courtney Brown, monitoring, Security Central, Security Systems News

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General News

Monitoring everything

August 4, 2014Martha Entwistle

“The Internet of Things,” the ever-increasing number of devices that are connected to the Internet, may represent a new frontier in monitoring. As the number of connected products rises, so do the revenue and service opportunities for security dealers to monitor those devices.To fully take advantage of these opportunities, however, mindsets must change, according to executives from third-party central monitoring stations who spoke to Security Systems News for this story.“I think...

Acadian Monitoring, Affiliated Monitoring, central station alarm monitoring, Daniel Oppenheim, Don Childers, Dynamark, Kristin Hebert, Security Central, Trey Alter

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