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Celia Besore named TMA’s executive director

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10/03/2018

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association announced yesterday that Celia T. Besore will become the new executive director of the association on Nov. 1, succeeding Jay Hauhn who is retiring on Oct. 31. Besore will be the first female executive director for TMA.

Prosegur acquires Viewpoint

Deal marks global company’s first foray into US security market
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09/19/2018

MADRID—Prosegur, a global security company based here, is making its first foray into the U.S. security market with the acquisition this week of Viewpoint, a remote video monitoring company based in Lowell, Mass.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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SSN News Poll December 2018

Cybersecurity has been an ongoing topic in the industry, and SIA just released a new study benchmarking the area. The study delves into new increases in cybersecurity spending, cyberthreat vectors, and technologies that could help cybersecurity. Where do you see some of these trends headed?