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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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Entries for the second annual CSAA Five Diamond Marketing Marvel Awards are due on April 12. March 26, 2013

What 'signal verification' and 'weekly alarm test' mean to you. By Ken Kirschenbaum · March 05, 2013

Think your central station will assume liability? Think again. By Ken Kirschenbaum · January 31, 2013

Monitor America, a central monitoring station here, has hired Steve Ipson as director of business development. January 27, 2013

Ken Kirschenbaum analyzes "acts of God" provisions in standard form contracts. By Ken Kirschenbaum · January 01, 2013

Monitor America, a new central monitoring station on the East Coast, hosted a sneak preview of its new facility during ISC East. Located in SecureWatch24’s new Fusion Centre facility in Moonachie, N.J., the 25,000-square-foot full-service central station features a 40-foot x 11-foot video display wall overlooking the 36-operator stadium style seating mission control room. November 28, 2012

Wholesale alarm monitoring company COPS Monitoring has purchased AlarmWATCH, a central station based here, for an undisclosed amount. November 27, 2012

If a central station fails to contact an alarm subscriber during a power outage, is the dealer liable or the monitoring center? Ken Kirschenbaum · November 26, 2012

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by DICE Corp., a provider of central station automation platforms based here, claiming that its rival, Bold Technologies, had unlawfully accessed DICE’s proprietary software with the help of a former DICE engineer. October 30, 2012

Traditionally, the security industry looks to central stations as resource for attracting revenue. For the most part, if not for the central station monitoring centers, companies could not build the recurring monthly revenue (RMR) bases that they do. Peter Giacalone · September 30, 2012