Visual Tour: How Security Central Provides a Tech-Forward Monitoring Experience

SSI’s onsite tour reveals the inner workings of one of the nation’s leading third-party monitoring stations, and how it is staying ahead of the technology curve.

Security Sales & Integration was a recent guest of Statesville, N.C.-based wholesale monitoring center Security Central, meeting with Executive Vice President Caroline Brown and touring the facility.

She is the third generation of leadership for a local institution that was founded 55 years ago in the same location by her grandparents, Ralph and Christine Brown. Caroline is the only child of second-generation leader and current President Courtney Brown. The family also owns and operates AlarmSouth, an installing company with offices across the street on Security Drive.

Security Central has grown to be one of the largest central stations in the country, providing monitoring and dispatch services to more than 1,500 security companies with around 375,000 accounts.

Operating in all 50 states, alarm handling takes place in the UL-Listed Statesville facility with additional services and redundancy provided by another UL-Listed location some 30 miles west in Hickory, N.C. Security Central features three environment-controlled computer rooms that have redundant backups for everything at those facilities.

On its website, Security Central states its goal to be “offering quality customer service and making sure every customer is an expansion to our growing family.”

That familial feeling was pleasantly palpable while visiting the company’s impressive operations, all set against the utmost in professionalism, capabilities and leading-edge technology.

View a visual representation of the experience here.

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About the Author


Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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