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EMERgency24 celebrates 50 years in business

Company execs look back on company growth and pivotal technologies
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09/17/2018

DES PLAINES, Ill.—EMERgency24, a wholesale monitoring company headquartered here, is now marking its 50th anniversary. Over those years the company has added on several locations, seen sweeping technological changes and grown steadily.

Netwatch Group appoints new VP of US Sales

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09/05/2018

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Netwatch Group, comprised of the recently combined NMC, CalAtlantic, and Netwatch, recently appointed Mike Taylor as its vice president of US sales.

DICE announces new VP of sales, new business development manager

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09/05/2018

BAY CITY, Mich.—DICE Corporation recently hired Heidi Husted as the company’s new vice president of sales, and Corinne Faulmann as DICE’s new business development manager.

IP NetConnect announces integration with Micro Key

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08/29/2018

LAS VEGAS—IP NetConnect, a remote network monitoring and connectivity platform based here, has announced that the IP NetConnect platform is now integrated with Micro Key's central station automation software.

Five Questions: Kat Tallman

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08/29/2018

Kat Tallman was recently promoted to the role of COPS Monitoring’s VP of software development, based in the New Jersey headquarters.

Best Buy to purchase GreatCall for $800 million

GTCR exec discusses the deal with SSN
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08/22/2018

SAN DIEGO—Chicago-based PE firm GTCR recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell GreatCall to Best Buy for cash consideration of $800 million.

Where is video monitoring now?

Representatives from four monitoring centers provide insight on the video monitoring market
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07/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Video monitoring, including proactive video monitoring, guard tours, video verification and even MIY among consumers, is on the rise, according to six wholesale monitoring professionals interviewed by Security Systems News.

Blue Ridge Monitoring remodels, rebrands

BRM is focusing on staying relevant in today’s world
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07/18/2018

ANDERSON, S.C.—Blue Ridge Monitoring, a third party monitoring company based here, is remodeling its central station, adding capabilities and a renewed focus on video monitoring, as well as rebranding the company.

Advances in monitoring technology changing the standards landscape

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07/18/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace within security, monitoring companies and third party standards organizations such as UL are doing their best to understand what this means for central stations today, especially in regard to creating requirements that reflect the current state of innovation within the industry.

Bold Technologies and Perennial Software merge, both companies acquired

Bold to bring Perennial’s products under its umbrella
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07/11/2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, an alarm monitoring software provider, yesterday announced that it has completed a long-planned merger with Perennial Software, which provides business management software in the security industry.

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SSN News Poll September 2020

With so many companies working from home, combined with using more online and virtual events and meetings, malicious cyber activity has been increasing as cyber criminals take advantage of so many people letting their guard down during this time. This month's News Poll looks to gauge what SSN readers are experiencing.