August 30, 2011
As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit draws near, the Honolulu Police Department want to install an undetermined number of video surveillance cameras.
August 24, 2011
In the 2011 Law Enforcement Security Industry Study, police and sheriffs provided tips on how alarm companies can strengthen their relationships with law enforcement. In this latest blog, read their responses on how to improve intrusion detection.
August 15, 2011
In the 2011 Law Enforcement Security Industry Study, police and sheriffs provided tips on how alarm companies can strengthen their relationships with law enforcement. Read on to see the responses.
August 10, 2011
In this blog exclusive, Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine speaks with Customer Alarm COO Melissa Brinkman and Director of Marketing and Vice President Nikki Johnson on best practice tips on reducing false alarms. The techniques helped the company earn the 2011 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) award.
August 4, 2011
Verizon will soon start selling a home monitoring control service that allows consumers to remotely check their security cameras via Web-enabled devices. Bright House plans to offer home monitoring and security services.
August 3, 2011
As one of only three monitoring companies selected to participate in a new computer-aided dispatch program, Monitronics Int’l will now monitor calls for Richmond, Va., and the Houston Emergency Center (HEC).
August 2, 2011
The new slat-wall consoles from Minneapolis-based Winsted Corp. feature a 15-inch tall slat wall for mounting monitors and other accessories.
July 26, 2011
The EnviroAlert EA800-ip by Winland Electronics Inc. of Mankato, Minn., provides two-way access to remotely monitor and collect data on up to eight sensors.
July 7, 2011
With a goal of creating a stronger connection with its Tennessee dealers, COPS Monitoring has opened its fourth central station here.
June 10, 2011
The June issue of SSI features Provo, Utah-based Vivint (formerly APX Alarm) profiled for winning this year’s SAMMY (Sales & Marketing) Award for Best Community Outreach Program. As part of the process, I spoke at length with Kristi Knight, Vivint vice president of corporate communications, not only about the rapidly rising company’s marketing but also about its success, recent name change and controversial tactics.
March 25, 2011
Let's discuss a cautionary tale about alarm signals gone mad. Here's the idea: Imagine three turnstiles in a subway. Every couple of minutes a passenger deposits a coin and passes through easily.
February 18, 2011
The widow of a firefighter who was one of four people killed in a 2007 house fire in San Pablo, Calif., will be paid $4.6 million to settle her wrongful-death lawsuit against two security companies ...
February 17, 2011
A bill pending in the Arizona legislature would allow installing security contractors to operate with a single statewide license, reversing the current policy that requires alarm companies to be licensed in individual cities ...
February 17, 2011
A Newfoundland family is crediting an ADT emergency dispatcher with saving their lives from possible carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning ...
February 16, 2011
The MASterMind EX monitoring software platform by UTC Fire & Security of Bradenton, Fla., offers service-oriented architecture (SOA) to allow better control of data flow from the database to the end user.
December 27, 2010
A Honeywell Total Connect user discusses how using the product makes her feel safer when she's away from home.
December 9, 2010
COPS Monitoring has teamed up with Zumasys, a solutions provider for disaster recovery, server virtualization and centralized storage, to deploy its fourth and fifth automation system mainframes ...
November 29, 2010
COPS Monitoring announces its newest central station, located in Nashville, Tenn., is scheduled to come on line during the first quarter of 2011.
November 24, 2010
The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) has named Monique Silverio as director of marketing and communications ...