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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...

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San Jose's non-response policy catches alarm industry off guard

January 4, 2012Rich Miller

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The police department's new non-response policy for unverified alarms, announced the week before Christmas and put into effect Jan. 1, ignores data on enhanced call verification and rolls out a “welcome mat” for burglars, alarm industry officials say.The San Jose Police Department announced the policy change on its website in a posting titled “Verified Response Protocol Information.” Citing a 2008 department study that found that more than 98 percent...

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Boyd acquires Bay Security

December 21, 2011Martha Entwistle

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—In a deal designed to bring patrolled response services to alarm customers, Boyd & Associates, a security company that provides guards, monitoring and alarm installation, on Dec. 15 acquired the assets of Bay Security & Communications of Costa Mesa, Calif.Terms of the deal were not announced.“It's increasingly important to find some way to verify alarms rather than dispatching authorities,” Dan Boyd, president of Boyd & Associates, told Security Systems News.The...

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