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The November issue of SSI includes coverage of this year's CSAA Five Diamond Marketing Marvel award-winner, Metrodial Corp., as well as runner-up Engineered Protection Systems (EPS). As a bonus, executives from each company are featured in a pair of Under Surveillance blogs. Below in this first one, Metrodial Vice President Andew Lowitt discussed how his company achieves marketing success, tips for other providers, and a look at general industry challenges and opportunities. Scott Goldfine · November 03, 2013

Here’s a heads-up on getting some free online training to enhance your marketing and social media activities. Rodney Bosch · October 30, 2013

To avoid attrition, it is imperative for electronic security contractors to develop a plan to address the problem before it occurs, not after. Ken Kirschenbaum · October 30, 2013

The October issue of SSI features a guide to selecting a third-party central monitoring station in which nine providers are spotlighted. I conducted extensive interviews with executives from all of them, most of which could not be shoehorned into the print publication. In this exclusive bonus blog, COPS Monitoring President and COO Jim McMullen discusses alarm and dispatch management, regulatory issues and COPS' monitoring redundancy. Scott Goldfine · October 27, 2013

In this exclusive bonus blog, Rapid Response Monitoring Vice President of Operations Morgan Hertel discusses the importance of IT support, the economics of third-party monitoring and Rapid Response's core strengths. Scott Goldfine · October 24, 2013

The October issue of SSI features a guide to selecting a third-party central monitoring station in which nine providers are spotlighted. I conducted extensive interviews with executives from all of them, most of which could not be shoehorned into the print publication. In this exclusive bonus blog, Monitor America Vice President of Operations and CMO Jay Stuck discusses power of video-based monitored services, value of training and hot markets. Scott Goldfine · October 22, 2013

Guest writer Judge Ruth Kraft, and employment law expert at Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, discusses whether it’s wise for security alarm company owners to treat the same worker as both a W2 employee and a 1099 independent contractor. October 20, 2013

The October issue of SSI features a guide to selecting a third-party central monitoring station in which nine providers are spotlighted. I conducted extensive interviews with executives from all of them, most of which could not be shoehorned into the print publication. In this exclusive bonus blog, EMERgency24 National Sales Manager Kevin McCarthy discusses changing communications methods, third-party monitoring advantages and being a technology leader. Scott Goldfine · October 20, 2013

Is it wise for smaller alarm companies to pursue legal action against other firms who use unethical sales practices to steal away subscribers? Ken Kirschenbaum · October 17, 2013

The October issue of SSI features a guide to selecting a third-party central monitoring station in which nine providers are spotlighted. I conducted extensive interviews with executives from all of them, most of which could not be shoehorned into the print publication. In this exclusive bonus blog, Mace Central Station President John McCann discusses helping system integrators cultivate RMR, launching new technology and the power of branding. Scott Goldfine · October 17, 2013




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