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TMA 2020 Fall events pivot to virtual format

July 20, 2020SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) Board of Directors announced their decision to transition the organization’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Ops-Tech (formerly known as Fall Operations Management Seminar and Technology Summit) from face-to-face to virtual meetings. The increase in the spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks raised great concern for the wellbeing of their members and other prospective attendees.“My colleagues on the Board of Directors and TMA staff are very excited about...

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AvantGuard Monitoring Centers renews TMA Five Diamond Designation

June 16, 2020SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard strives to exceed all monitoring and customer service standards, and to satisfy the requirements for the TMA Five Diamond designation is true sign of AvantGuard’s commitment to excellence.  To receive and maintain the Five Diamond designation a monitoring center must meet the “five points of excellence,” which are a commitment to:  Ongoing, job-related education and testing by having 100 percent of its monitoring center operators certified using the TMA online...

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WHIRC receives UL listing for 27 straight years

June 11, 2020SSN Staff

ROCKFORD, Minn.—WH International Response Center (WHIRC) received its Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) listing as a central monitoring station for the 27thstraight year, dating back to 1994. This means WHIRC has met or exceeded quality, safety and training standards set by UL. WHIRC is committed to exceeding UL’s standards to ensure continuity of quality service to its customers.  UL recently updated its requirement to not only improve the security of all data and information, but also...

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SSN editor part of upcoming TMA Virtual Town Hall

May 27, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—To continue to drive community and togetherness, as well as offer practical, usable information to the industry during uncertain times of COVID, The Monitoring Association (TMA) started hosting the “Weekly Virtual Town Hall.” On Monday, June 1, at 11 am EST, TMA will be hosting a special Virtual Town Hall panel presentation featuring leading trade publication Security Systems News’ Editor, Paul Ragusa, along with four other editors from leading industry trade publications....

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ESX 2020 canceled

April 14, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Knowing how important ESX is for the electronic security and life safety integration and monitoring professionals that rely on the event for best practice sharing and business advice, leadership held out hope that ESX 2020 would be a go. However, based on the well-being of our community, the leadership of ESX has decided to cancel Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2020, originally scheduled for June 9-12 in Nashville, Tenn.Due to challenges with finding suitable dates that work for Nashville...

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Mark Hillenburg named to TMA Board of Directors

December 9, 2019SSN Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) named Mark Hillenburg, executive director of marketing, DMP and long-time member of TMA Chairman of the Associate Members' Liaison Committee, formerly known as the Central Station Alarm Association.“It's an honor to chair this committee and serve as the voice of manufacturers and service providers who are members of the association,” Hillenburg said in the announcement. “It's important to recognize the needs and concerns of...

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The Monitoring Association welcomes 35th president

October 17, 2019SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) is pleased to announce Don Young, CIO and EVP of operations at ADT, as the new president. Officially beginning his two-year term on October 17, 2019 at the conclusion of TMA's 2019 Annual Meeting, Young recently served a two-year term as vice president on the Executive Committee, leading up to his presidency. He succeeds Ivan Spector, Sentinel Alarm, Montreal, who will now serve an additional two-year term as immediate past president on the TMA Executive...

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TMA issuing Certificates of Verification to qualifying alarm companies

October 9, 2019SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—Announced in April, The Monitoring Association (TMA) reached an agreement with AT&T to provide qualified alarm companies with a TMA Certificate of Verification that will enable them to apply for eligibility to use FirstNet services for alarm transport communications. TMA has started issuing these certificates.FirstNet is the nationwide public-safety wireless broadband network platform, built and deployed through a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership between the First Responder...

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Monitoring Matters

You decide: should 9-1-1 telecommunicators be classified as a “Protective Service Occupation?”

June 26, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Being a part of the security industry as a journalist, it intrigues me as to the wealth of security-related knowledge floating around out there in cyberspace, magazine articles, books, newspapers, tv any and all media outlets really. Take just a moment and think about this: at any given time, we can access information via our smart devices about any topic we choose. Seriously, let that soak in for a minute The conclusion? Knowledge is power, as the saying goes; there's even a Twitter hashtag...

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2019 TMA Excellence Awards finalists announced

May 17, 2019SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the 12 finalists for the 2019 TMA Excellence Awards. Listed in alphabetical order by company within each category, they are:2019 TMA Monitoring Center of the Year• CPI• Guardian• Lydia (COPS)2019 TMA Manager of the Year• Tracy Ehrsam, Habitec Security• Patricia Morse, Richmond Alarm Company• Sarah Murphy, Sonitrol2019 TMA Operator of the Year• Cierra Cannon, Universal Atlantic Systems•...

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