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The Monitoring Association launches revised IQ Certification program

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The Monitoring Association launches revised IQ Certification program

April 9, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has revised the Installation Quality Certification Program “IQ Certification,” noting that its the only quality control program for installations, maintenance and service of electronic security systems. The program was initially developed by the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) False Alarm Committee as a means to reduce the occurrence of false alarms and has been broadly endorsed by security industry associations including...

false alarm reduction, IQ Certification program, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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Double-digit growth predicted for home monitoring and security devices

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Double-digit growth predicted for home monitoring and security devices

March 29, 2021SSN Staff

NEEDHAM, Mass.—Worldwide shipments of smart home devices are forecast to surpass 1.4 billion in 2025 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2 percent as consumers seek out additional conveniences brought about by home automation products and ambient computing, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). Home monitoring and security devices, which represents 20.5 percent of the market share, are estimated to grow at an even more impressive CAGR of 13 percent...

Global smart home market, IDC, Smart Home Monitoring


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Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway (Ret.) to keynote TMA’s 2021 Mid-year Meeting

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Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway (Ret.) to keynote TMA’s 2021 Mid-year Meeting

March 22, 2021SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has announced that Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway (Ret.) will deliver the opening keynote address, Leadership Lessons from an Old Jarhead, at the association’s 2021 Mid-year Meeting. The three-day meeting will be held virtually April 20-22. General Conway’s comments will reflect on his extensive experience as a military leader. He will speak on Tuesday, April 20, at 11 a.m. ET. “Leadership, which has always played...

Don Young, General James T. Conway (Ret.), The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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AvantGuard, Freeus parent company appoints Steve Richards as CEO

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AvantGuard, Freeus parent company appoints Steve Richards as CEO

March 17, 2021SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—Becklar LLC, parent company of both AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus, announced the appointment of Steve Richards as CEO. Richards is an experienced CEO and has led numerous publicly-traded and private companies of meaningful scale. Josh Garner, Becklar’s founder and former CEO, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the company’s board of directors. Garner, who remains a significant shareholder, will continue to be actively involved in the company’s...

AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, Becklar, Freeus


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Vector Security names Tara Park VP of human resources

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Vector Security names Tara Park VP of human resources

March 16, 2021SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH, Pa. —Vector Security, the fourth largest security company in the United States and a leading provider of intelligent mobile security and automation solutions to homes and businesses, announced that Tara Park has joined the company as Vice President of Human Resources, effective immediately. Park also becomes a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Park will be responsible for creating and driving Vector Security’s HR strategy to complement and support the strategic initiatives...

Pam Petrow, Tara Park, Vector Security


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Guardian Protection announces staff promotion and addition

March 8, 2021SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection announced a staff promotion and addition aimed at expanding and strengthening its sales and dealer functions. Justin Demek has been promoted to Director of Dealer Programs. In this role, he will oversee the team that supports Guardian’s dealer relationships and will also focus on the growth and success of Guardian’s authorized dealer business.  Demek joined Guardian in 2012 as a financial analyst, and in 2018 was promoted to manager of financial...

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Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring acquires assets of Surveillance Plus

March 5, 2021SSN Staff

DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia, Canada—Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring, a provider of wholesale alarm monitoring services across Canada, announced that it has acquired the monitoring assets of Montreal-based Surveillance Plus Inc. Terms were not disclosed. “With the acquisition of the CML [Consolidated Monitoring Ltd.] monitoring station in Edmonton in 2019, we continue to seek opportunity to grow, and this current acquisition of Surveillance Plus Inc. is the perfect fit to...

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Bill Bozeman to join board of Netwatch Group

February 23, 2021SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.— Netwatch Group, a provider of proactive video monitoring services comprised of NMC, CalAtlantic, and Netwatch, announced that Bill Bozeman, CPP, will be joining its Executive Board. Bozeman, one of the most respected professionals in the security industry, will bring his unparalleled expertise and over 40 years of experience to help steer the organization to meet corporate objectives in 2021 and beyond. “Bill Bozeman is one of the security industry’s...

Bill Bozeman, Matt Barnette, Netwatch Group


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The New DICE unveils Matrix Integrator to empower integrators

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The New DICE unveils Matrix Integrator to empower integrators

February 19, 2021SSN Staff

BAY CITY, Mich.—The New DICE Corporation is empowering security integration companies with Matrix Integrator, a cloud-based video event monitoring, surveillance and alarm notification suite for any video system, anywhere, and at any time. For the first time, DICE said integrators can directly provide end users with automatic and managed interactive video monitoring services while controlling their business operations at the same time. “In the past, DICE has been perceived solely...

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AlarmHive announces integration partnership with AvantGuard Monitoring

February 18, 2021SSN Staff

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—AlarmHive, a security business management software company, announced a new integration partnership with AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, providing AvantGuard’s network of independent dealers with software that is built to be tailored to each individual alarm dealer’s business. “We are excited to work with AvantGuard,” said Trent Whatcott, Co-Founder of AlarmHive. “Working directly with such great central station partners is key to our being...

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