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Dynamark enhances its partner program

November 12, 2014Spencer Ives

In every industry, and security is certainly no exception, everyone needs something to make them stand out from the crowd. One company in particular I've noticed as making that effort is Dynamark Security Centers, located in Hagerstown, Md., with their Partner Program. Today, Dynamark launched a new website for their Partner Program, providing an online portal specifically for their dealers and those interested in the program and stressing the difference between opening a partnership and participating...

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Dynamark highlights National Partner Program

January 3, 2014SSN Staff

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers plans to focus on growing its National Partner Program in 2014, the company announced Jan. 2. Available to independent, licensed and insured alarm dealers with physical locations, the program aims to help partners grow businesses and develop financial stability, according to Dynamark. “This is an Elite Partner Program, designed for high performing dealers,” said Hank Groff, senior VP of Dynamark Security Centers, in a prepared statement.“This...

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Dynamark hires Groff, seeks 'nationwide footprint'

November 6, 2013Leif Kothe

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers has hired Hank Groff, formerly director of the dealer program at Guardian Protection Services, as SVP of sales. Groff will spearhead a newly created unit: Dynamark's partner program.While Dynamark's accounts are located primarily in the mid-Atlantic, the new partner program will quickly establish the company as more than a regional player. “For us it's an immediate nationwide footprint,” Groff told Security Systems News. “We're not...

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Dynamark Convention roundup: Highlights from the vendor show

October 9, 2013Leif Kothe

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—The Dynamark Convention 2013 was a fast-moving two days, highlighted by a diverse array of booths at the vendor show and keynote speeches by a pair of industry experts: Wayne Alter, founder and chairman of Dynamark; and Wade Moose, CEO of The Systems Depot and Elk Products.The following is a list of highlights from the show floor, the keynote speeches and the central station tour:The convention kicked off with the vendor show, which showcased access control, video surveillance,...

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Dynamark Convention wrap up

October 4, 2013Leif Kothe

Over the course of my two days at the Dynamark Convention, I had the good fortune of speaking with several knowledgeable industry veterans, and I'd be remiss not to mention some of them in this space. Whether at the vendor show, educational sessions or during my tour of Dynamark's central station, I found no shortage of folks with industry expertise. The vendor show featured a vibrant mix of companies, with virtually every facet of the industry represented, from access control and video surveillance...

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Off to Maryland: Dynamark Convention 2013

October 1, 2013Leif Kothe

The bite of chilly weather hasn't yet snapped southern Maine, but that doesn't mean I don't welcome the opportunity to go 500 miles south for 48 hours, where stronger vestiges of summer remain. Tomorrow morning I'm off to Maryland with Tim Purpura, SSN's publisher, to attend the Dynamark Convention 2013 in Hagerstown, Md. The event kicks off in earnest with a vendor show tomorrow evening, which will showcase products from a slew of manufacturers, with an emphasis on new and emerging technology trends....

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Dynamark acquires Ohio central station

July 2, 2013Leif Kothe

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—More than two years after re-entering the monitoring space, Dynamark's resurgence continues with the acquisition of Security Services Center, a central station based in Dayton, Ohio.The acquisition adds about 40 alarm companies in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky to Dynamark's dealer base, according to Tom Piston, vice president of sales & marketing at Dynamark.“It's a good acquisition because we've got a nice, significant number of accounts,” Piston told Security Systems...

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Dynamark offers dealers more RMR through video verification

February 27, 2013Rich Miller

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers has announced a partnership with CheckVideo, giving dealers the opportunity for more RMR by upgrading customers' analog surveillance cameras with cloud-based video verification technology.Dynamark, which monitors accounts at its CSAA Five Diamond central station here, is offering “one more layer of protection” for customers through CheckVideo's Gateways platform, said Guy Kline, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Dynamark.“A...

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Riders on the storm: Central stations take Sandy in stride

October 31, 2012Rich Miller

The snowy remnants of Hurricane Sandy are still blowing across the ridges of West Virginia, but the worst is over for the Eastern Seaboard. Now the recovery begins. And as is the case with any natural disaster, preparation holds the key to the extent of the difficulties ahead. The lesson—one that's often learned the hard way—is that it pays to do your homework and have a backup plan in place. The monitoring industry prides itself on that, of course, a fact that was validated by a quick...

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Dynamark helping dealers open door to Web

October 3, 2012Rich Miller

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Most alarm dealers know the drill about the Web. They realize they should be using it to help their business gain and maintain an edge, but where do you start? Who do you call? And what about the time and expense?Nearly 200 dealers attending the Dynamark Security Centers convention here last week got the answer to those questions as the company made “a big push” to promote its online marketing support, said Tom Piston, vice president of sales and marketing.“I...

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