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Netwatch Group adding 100 new jobs to U.S. operations

March 27, 2019

WASHINGTON—Netwatch Group, a proactive video monitoring company, was founded by David Walsh and Niall Kelly after a vicious assault to their friend, who received a call that an alarm had gone off at his business when he was not there. The friend drove out to his site, only to be met face to face by an intruder. This incident prompted Walsh and Kelly to figure out a better way to protect people and property.The company's original tagline was “creating a fearless environment,” a mission...

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Affiliated Monitoring Summit Roundup

December 11, 2013Leif Kothe

UNION, N.J.—The big news emanating out of Affiliated Monitoring's Security Summit '13 was (as expected) the rollout of InView, the company's new video monitoring platform. Compatible with a host of DVR and NVR manufacturers, the suite signals Affiliated's entrance into video verified alarms.In his welcome speech, Affiliated President Stanley Oppenheim told dealers they can expect to provide services in the coming years that they may not even be thinking about now. And, based on Vice President...

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All things video at Affiliated's Security Summit '13

December 3, 2013Leif Kothe

I first got word in the fall about Affiliated Monitoring's Security Summit '13, and the event caught my attention then because it was designed around a very focused topic which I've covered more frequently of late: video monitoring. Tomorrow I depart for Affiliated's headquarters in Union, N.J., where I'll partake in several seminars developed to educate dealers about the best way to incorporate video monitoring into their business. While the summit bears the title “Earn more money with Video,”...

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Viewpoint, AlliedBarton team up on 'blended solution'

November 13, 2013Leif Kothe

LOWELL, Mass.—Viewpoint Monitoring, a video monitoring company with commercial accounts across North America, has seen positive early results with its “blended solution,” which involves a partnership with AlliedBarton, a security guard company traditionally viewed as a business rival.“We took our time and figured out how to do this properly, because it's a fairly delicate partnership in that the world sees us as competitors, and in some sense we are,” Brad Gordon, CEO...

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SecureNet launches cloud-based platform

October 16, 2013Leif Kothe

A few developments surfaced today out of the SecureNet Technologies camp. The Longwood, Fla.-based company, which provides video monitoring services and interactive home features, announced the launch of the SecureNet platform, a system that gives alarm providers a cloud-based management service. The system is designed to increase the speed of alarm responses while improving their accuracy by eliminating errors caused by traditional notes-based dispatching systems, the company noted in a news release. As...

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Skyhawk Security completes acquisition

September 25, 2013Leif Kothe

In another illustration of the industry's evolution, Baton Rouge La.-based Skyhawk Security, which offers remote video monitoring, IP camera systems and access control systems for commercial customers (most in Louisiana, but some as distant as California), acquired local IT firm Big Networks. With the purchase of the firm's assets and intellectual property, the Skyhawk Group (the name of the merged company) will have an in-house IT unit to supplement its security offerings. The move establishes an...

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Hackett Security acquires Avery Security

August 7, 2013Martha Entwistle

ST. LOUIS—Hackett Security's acquisition of Avery Security will bring a number of retail customers likely to be interested in Hackett's video monitoring and other services, according to Michael Hackett, CEO and president of Hackett Security.The acquisition, announced Aug. 2, “was a good deal for both companies businesswise and will be a great deal for [Avery's former] customers,” he told Security Systems News. Those customers include a number of “chain accounts, fitness businesses...

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Security Networks endorses

September 22, 2010Daniel Gelinas

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Security Networks has added Video Monitoring to the list of a la carte services its affiliates can now offer. This will increase the amount of revenue they get for their accounts from Security Networks and will allow them to differentiate themselves from others in the marketplace, said Security Networks vice president of business development Gary Franklyn. “Our premise on the affiliate program has always been to find new opportunities and revenue streams..., Gary Franklyn, iNet, Mary Knebel, Security Networks, Video Monitoring

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