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TMA‐AVS‐01 Alarm Validation technical review period is now open

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TMA‐AVS‐01 Alarm Validation technical review period is now open

May 17, 2022SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) Standards Committee has opened a Preliminary Technical Review Period for its TMA‐AVS‐01 Alarm Validation Standard. Initiated in 2020, the standard provides a method of creating an alarm scoring or classification metric for unauthorized human activity detected by alarm systems that will assist law enforcement with resource allocation and Call‐for‐Service prioritization. The purpose of this optional review process is to allow interested...

alarm verification, Larry Folsom, Mark McCall, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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Dynamark acquires monitoring services provider, Excel Central

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Dynamark acquires monitoring services provider, Excel Central

May 16, 2022SSN Staff

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Monitoring, Inc. has acquired Excel Central, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Excel has been a trusted provider of monitoring services to independent alarm dealers for over 30 years, with a reputation for personal service and a quality monitoring experience. “The monitoring business has changed so much in the last few years, and I knew it was time to find the right partner for our dealers,” commented Excel owner Debbie Clark. “We were thrilled to welcome...

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Motorola Solutions acquires cloud-native advanced video analytics leader Calipsa

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Motorola Solutions acquires cloud-native advanced video analytics leader Calipsa

April 19, 2022SSN Staff

CHICAGO—Motorola Solutions, a global leader in public safety and enterprise security. announced it has acquired Calipsa, Inc., a technology leader in cloud-native advanced video analytics based in London. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Calipsa’s scalable platform enables businesses to optimize security with AI-powered analytics that verify alarms, enable content-based searches, detect tampering and assess the health of cameras in real time. The solution is relied upon...

Calipsa, Greg Brown, Mohammad Rashid, Motorola Solutions


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National Monitoring Center (NMC) announces Installation Quality (IQ) certification

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National Monitoring Center (NMC) announces Installation Quality (IQ) certification

April 11, 2022SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center, one of the premier third-party monitoring companies in the United States, today announced that is has successfully met the requirements to renew its Installation Quality (IQ) certification. As the only quality control program for electronic security system installation, monitoring, maintenance, and service, The Monitoring Association’s (TMA) IQ certification demonstrates NMC’s pledge to adhere to a stringent code of ethics...

Installation Quality (IQ) certification, National Monitoring Center (NMC), The Monitoring Association (TMA), Woodie Andrawos


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COPS Monitoring releases MYALARM.CHAT to reduce false alarms

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COPS Monitoring releases MYALARM.CHAT to reduce false alarms

March 23, 2022SSN Staff

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, one of the largest provider of wholesale professional alarm monitoring services in North America, announced the launch of MYALARM.CHAT to help its dealers improve customer satisfaction by giving them the ability to make more informed decisions about their security in real-time. The addition to of MYALARM.CHAT to COPS' proprietary technology suite illustrates the company's continued commitment to reducing false alarms, optimizing police response, and...

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Video surveillance systems – cloud-based, on-premises, or hybrid?

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Video surveillance systems – cloud-based, on-premises, or hybrid?

March 16, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Selecting the best video surveillance system for your organization incorporates a number of factors, such as cost, how easy it is to use and install, and which system is easier to access during a critical security event. Cloud-based video surveillance systems use only an internet connection, as opposed to on-premises video surveillance, in which physical equipment or wires are needed for video storage. Other companies utilize a hybrid model for video surveillance, employing...

BCD, Eugene Kozlovitser, Wasabi


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Unlimited Technology announces partnership with Integrated Security Technologies

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Unlimited Technology announces partnership with Integrated Security Technologies

March 3, 2022SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Unlimited Technology, Inc., a leading provider of security systems integration solutions, announced a partnership with Integrated Security Technologies, Inc., a security integrator specializing in government, healthcare, education, data center and commercial sectors. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This partnership is the first for Unlimited Technology, which recently received an investment from private equity funds managed by Lee Equity Partners. IST is...

Alexander Oppenhimer, Integrated Security Technologies, John Palumbo, Jon Langhorst, Lee Equity Partners, Michael Margolis, Michael Ruddo, Ryan Fossella, Unlimited Technology Inc.


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ADT reports fourth quarter and full-year 2021 results

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ADT reports fourth quarter and full-year 2021 results

March 1, 2022SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT Inc., the most trusted brand in smart home and small business security, has reported results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021. FOURTH QUARTER 2021 (variances on a year-over-year basis) Total revenue of $1.4 billion, up 5 percent End-of-period RMR (recurring monthly revenue) of $359 million, up 5 percent Sequential and year-over-year net subscriber growth; total subscribers of 6.6 million Customer retention with gross customer revenue...

ADT, Edwards Electronic Systems, Ford, Jim DeVries, Sunpro Solar


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Rave Mobile Safety announces 12th consecutive year of revenue growth

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Rave Mobile Safety announces 12th consecutive year of revenue growth

February 24, 2022SSN Staff

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), provider of the critical communication and collaboration platform customers count on when it matters most, has announced its 12th consecutive year of revenue growth. Government agencies, corporations and educational institutions continued to turn to Rave to power their critical communication and collaboration efforts. Rave’s solutions sent close to 2 billion messages in 2021, a 30 percent increase over 2020, and were utilized...

AppArmor, Jody Meiman, RapidDeploy, Rave Mobile Safety, Todd Piett


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RaySecur releases 2021 Annual Mail Threat Report analyzing mail-borne attacks

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RaySecur releases 2021 Annual Mail Threat Report analyzing mail-borne attacks

February 22, 2022SSN Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—RaySecur, a security imaging company with the world’s first DHS Safety Act-designated millimeter wave (mmWave) desktop scanner for mail and package threat detection, has announced the release of the 2021 Annual Mail Threat Report. This unique report provides a comprehensive view and analysis of mail threats by aggregating official U.S. Government data and cataloging incidents reported in the mass media over the past year to better highlight the prevalence and dangers...

2021 Annual Mail Threat Report, Alex Sappok, Ph.D., Dr. Anthony Fauci, RaySecur


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