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Micro Key Solutions partners with The New DICE Corp.

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Micro Key Solutions partners with The New DICE Corp.

June 11, 2021SSN Staff

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Micro Key Solutions and the New DICE Corporation have partnered to provide central stations who are using Millennium Monitoring automation software with the ability to add interactive and advanced video services with AI analytics. While the two companies both offer monitoring and video solutions currently, the partnership allows central stations powered by Millennium Monitoring to take advantage of interactive video services offered by Matrix Interactive.  “The...

Avi Lupo, cloud-based technology, Micro Key Solutions, The New DICE


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COPS acquires wholesale monitoring business from Security Partners

June 9, 2021SSN Staff

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, a provider of wholesale professional alarm monitoring services in North America, announced that it has purchased the wholesale monitoring assets of Security Partners LLC at auction on May 27, 2021.  Upon completion of the acquisition and subsequent preparations, the alarm companies and their 100,000+ subscriber accounts will be migrated to COPS and monitored by its network of six UL listed and TMA Five Diamond certified monitoring stations located...

COPS Monitoring, Jim McMullen, Security Partners


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IDIS, VMI extend remote monitoring with deep learning analytics

April 16, 2021SSN Staff

COPPELL, Texas—IDIS America and virtual guarding and monitoring service partner Virtual Management Intelligence (VMI) are working together to deliver AI-supported remote surveillance services, including business operations monitoring, in sectors such as transportation, warehousing, cannabis production, food processing, banking, and finance. The two companies noted that buyers of video technology are focusing increasingly on business protocol enforcement applications, in addition to traditional...

deep learning analytics, IDIS, VMI


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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...

Armstrong's National Alarm Monitoring, Surveillance Plus Inc.


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