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Former ESA president Cecil Hogan dies at 73

April 29, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—Cecil Hogan, founder and president of Security Consultants, Inc. in Memphis, Tenn., and president of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) from 2002-2004, passed away on April 24, 2021. He was 73. Hogan served 13 years on the ESA Executive Committee, and in 2004, he was awarded the industry’s most prestigious award, the ESA Morris F. Weinstock Award, which recognized his lifetime of service to the electronic security and life safety industry. During his ESA presidency,...

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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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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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TMA to support alarm companies participation in FirstNet

April 17, 2019SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) and AT&T have agreed to collaborate on the verification of eligibility process that will facilitate qualified alarm companies to use FirstNet services to provide an enhanced communications experience, all in the support of the public safety mission.“I am very pleased to announce that TMA will be assisting in the approval process for security alarm companies to transmit signals over FirstNet,” said TMA President Ivan Spector. “This...

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TMA launches Five Diamond Dealer Program

March 27, 2019SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va. - The Monitoring Association, an internationally recognized non-profit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, standards, and public safety relationships, recently announced the introduction of its Five Diamond Dealer Program.An extension of its prestigious Five Diamond Designation, which is the standard of excellence for the monitoring industry, the new program provides the means for TMA Five Diamond-designated alarm...

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On The Editor's Desk

TMA, ESA dispute Google's claim

March 6, 2019Paul Ragusa

The Monitoring Association (TMA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) are calling out Google on its recent statement — “security systems often use microphones” — noting that such statements “misrepresent the vast majority of today's residential security systems installed throughout the country.” The dispute follows recent reporting by Business Insider, CNN Business and many other publications that have highlighted the undisclosed, on-board microphone discovered...

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Monitoring Matters

TMA adds AvantGuard's Justin Bailey to its board of directors

November 20, 2018Spencer Ives

The Monitoring Association announced today through its blog that AvantGuard's president and COO Justin Bailey has joined TMA's board of directors, representing contract monitoring companies. Justin Bailey has worked with AvantGuard Monitoring since 2010. Bailey was promoted�to the role of president and COO mid last year, prior to that he served as the company's COO. Bailey is also a�Security Systems News�“20 under 40” award winner from the Class of 2011. “I'm excited to join the...

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Celia Besore named TMA's executive director

October 3, 2018Spencer Ives

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association announced yesterday that Celia T. Besore will become the new executive director of the association on Nov. 1, succeeding Jay Hauhn who is retiring on Oct. 31. Besore will be the first female executive director for TMA.Besore first began working with TMA—then CSAA—in 1999 as the director of marketing and communications, eventually rising to the role of VP of marketing and programs. “I like to work in associations with missions that I believe...

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BBB teams with security industry to fight fraud

May 23, 2018Paul Ragusa

BATON ROUGE, La.—As one of the leading states for deceptive sales practices, Louisiana consumers will be targets of deceptive doorknockers this summer who con them into switching their alarm service. Common ploys include offering an “upgrade,” or saying their current alarm company is “out-of-business.”To combat these elicit practices, the Better Business Bureau teamed up with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal, local victims, ADT and national industry associations including...

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