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Residential

Value add-ons give dealers competitive advantage

March 20, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

DALLAS—The annually published “Security Dealer Survey” by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company that covers the residential security industry from both a consumer and dealer perspective, found over 70 percent of U.S. security dealers offer services other than traditional monitoring.“The survey was fielded to security dealers in September and October of 2018, with a total of 208 participants,” Dina Abdelrazik, senior analyst, Parks Associates, told...

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Commercial

SSD to build disaster recovery center

April 13, 2016Martha Entwistle

ANAHEIM, Calif.—SSD Alarm Systems, a full service security company, is building a disaster recovery center, to support its growing hosted and monitored services offerings.“We do a lot of hosted access and video verification and really focus on services,” Scott Hollis, SSD VP of sales, told Security Systems News.Based here, SSD does about $34 million in revenue and has about $1.3 million in RMR. Its business is 80 percent commercial. In addition to intrusion, video and access, it...

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Monitoring Matters

Stanley enhances its monitoring

November 24, 2015Spencer Ives

It seems that Stanley Security has really been focusing on how it approaches monitoring lately. Monday, the company announced its partnership with I-View Now, a cloud-based platform for central station video verification. Last week CSAA announced Stanley's participation in its ASAP to PSAP program. Additionally, all of this is coming just weeks after Stanley announcedits acquisition of SentryNet, a wholesale monitoring center. Steve Walker, VP of customer service for Stanley said this could lead...

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Residential

Dealers: Grow through differentiating, new technology

April 15, 2015Amy Canfield

LAS VEGAS—Brand awareness and embracing technological advances like video verification, home automation and the cloud are among the main challenges facing mid-size security dealers today, according to three dealers attending the DMP Owners Forum here.Those challenges, though, also present opportunities for companies to succeed in a very competitive and changing industry, the dealers told Security Systems News during an informal roundtable discussion after the annual DMP event. Differentiation...

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Monitoring

Video verification in the home on CEDIA agenda

September 10, 2014Leif Kothe

DENVER, Colo.—Just a few years ago, the idea of holding a video verification seminar at a residential technology expo might have seemed farfetched. But that's exactly what's happening at the 2014 Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) expo, held Sept. 10-13 at the Colorado Convention Center.Steve Shapiro, vice president of industry relations, ADT, and Larry Folsom, president and founder of cloud-based video verification service I-View Now, will teach a course about video...

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General News

Video in the home goes mainstream

September 2, 2014Kenneth Z. Chutchian

In the second decade of the 21st century, home security is no longer just about catching bad guys. Industry experts say lifestyle choices, technological savvy, generational perspectives on privacy, and affordability are the forces driving a dramatic increase in the demand for video options in home security systems.“Whether it's consumer driven or industry driven through advertising, it's clear that the residential market is evolving into a reclassification of what is the service we ought to...

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Monitoring

Video verification: A police chief's perspective

August 6, 2014Leif Kothe

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas— Law enforcement is taking an increasingly active role in shaping video verification alarm policies. Testament to this are the best practices recently completed by the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, which made law enforcement feedback a defining feature of the process.While verified alarm proponents tout the technology's ability to foil criminals and reduce false alarms, one police chief closely involved with that process warns that if jurisdictions do not...

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Commercial

Force Security: Audio and video verification essential

July 2, 2014Martha Entwistle

MANASSAS, Va.—Force Security president Ken Kocher is a former cop who believes audio and video verification are essential elements of an effective security system.“If a customer doesn't want a verified system, we walk away,” Kocher told Security Systems News. If a potential customer insists on an intrusion-only system, “I make them sign a waiver that says they understand this is only a reactive system,” he said.Less than one percent of Kocher's customers opt for the...

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Monitoring Matters

Toronto police considering non-response

June 4, 2014Leif Kothe

Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is mulling the possibility of not responding to private alarms, citing a false alarm rate that looks bad even within that context. According to a report from the Toronto Star, just 300 of the 20,000 private alarm calls Toronto police responded to in 2012 turned out to be legitimate. As a result, an internal police steering committee is reviewing the cost-savings that could be reaped by scaling back on alarm response (among other services), the report said. By...

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Monitoring Matters

Video verification: a residential service?

May 7, 2014Leif Kothe

Video verification in the residential market—it was a topic that surfaced in some of the PPVAR panels I attended at TechSec, though the discussion had been picking up momentum well before that. It really seemed to pick up last August, when Honeywell Security announced it was joining the membership ranks of PPVAR, a move that some saw as a sign of the “mainstreaming” of video verification. That seemed to be the gist of Scott Harkins (president of Honeywell Security Products Americas)...

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