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Making More Money With Monitored Security Services

Executives from third-party central monitoring stations assess the marketplace and shed light on how dealers can increase their overall recurring revenue offerings in commercial and residential markets.


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Welcome to the inaugural installment of “Monitoring Matters,” a column dedicated to the business of and issues related to central stations. Let’s kick things off by taking an up close look at ... By Peter Giacalone · February 28, 2009

The brutal winter storms in late January that caused death and chaos from the Southern Plains to the Northeast also left scores of residents and businesses without ... February 28, 2009

Keith Jentoft, president of RSI Video Technologies, a provider of remote monitoring solutions, assumes the “Hot Seat” this month to discuss issues arising from alarm verification. February 28, 2009

The Seattle Police Department is one of the first major police departments in the United States ... December 31, 2008

In the time since Hurricane Ike blew onto Texas’ Galveston Island on Sept. 23 engulfing the ... By Rodney Bosch · October 31, 2008

Nine people died each day in structural fires in the United States in 2007 - 3,430 people in that year. And while there was a 5.2 percent decrease of reported fires during 2007, property damage climbed significantly by 29.5 percent from 2006. However, the industry's recent efforts to legislate better fire protection - taking advantage of improved technologies - have spurred changes in fire code that will help reduce the loss of lives and property. October 31, 2008

Wilson has been in the industry for years — probably more than his age would indicate! His company monitors more than 850,000 accounts and is one of the top three largest wholesale central stations in the world. Tony is young, bright and a real pro ... By Ron Davis · June 30, 2008

Whether for alarm video verification at a central station or for a manager to check up on his/her employees, requests to monitor video remotely have become the rule rather than the exception.   May 31, 2008

There was a time when it was a night watchman who sounded the alarm when a fire broke out. It was his job to patrol industrial and commercial facilities as well as city streets. Today, it’s an automatic fire alarm system that detects the fire, alerting the authorities in one of several ways. May 31, 2008

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