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TMA launches Five Diamond Dealer Program

The most prestigious designation for security monitoring centers offers new opportunities for qualified dealers
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03/27/2019

VIENNA, Va. – The Monitoring Association, an internationally recognized non-profit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, standards, and public safety relationships, recently announced the introduction of its Five Diamond Dealer Program.

Value add-ons give dealers competitive advantage

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03/20/2019

DALLAS—The annually published “Security Dealer Survey” by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company that covers the residential security industry from both a consumer and dealer perspective, found over 70 percent of U.S.

Guardian Alarm launches new remote video monitoring service

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03/06/2019

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a privately held national security company based here, unveiled Virtual Guardian, a multi-dimensional security program that leverages remotely-monitored video and audio technology to enhance on-site security systems.

ADT enables professional security monitoring over FirstNet

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02/21/2019

BOCA Raton, Fla.—ADT announced it will be offering an enhanced communication experience via FirstNet, public safety’s dedicated, nationwide communications platform built by AT&T along with the Fi

Bold Perennial now Bold Group

Security company changes name to reflect new acquisitions
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02/05/2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Perennial has formally changed its name to Bold Group in the wake of the recent acquisitions of SIMS Inc. and SGS. The new moniker was announced last week to attendees of the SedonaOffice Users Conference (SOUC) in Marco Island, Fla.

EverCommerce acquires SGS

Bold Perennial president Rod Coles talks with SSN about significance of deal
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01/23/2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—EverCommerce announced the acquisition of the Calif.-based central station software company Secure Global Solutions (SGS), producer of the software platform, stages.

Alarm.com wins security product of the year at CES

Company’s new Smart Signal technology recognized with CTA’s Mark of Excellence Award
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01/15/2019

TYSONS, Va. and LAS VEGAS—Alarm.com won Security Product of the Year for its new Smart Signal feature at the Consumer Technology Association's Mark of Excellence awards presented at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) last week.

Former UCC executive Mark Matlock joins Pro-Vigil

As VP of Indirect Channel Revenue, he will drive growth of recent Lydia dealer partnership
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01/14/2019

SAN ANTONIO—Pro-Vigil, a global provider of video-based security solutions, announced the appointment of Mark Matlock to the position of vice president of Indirect Channel Revenue.

ADT and West Corporation team up

Agreement enables enhanced emergency response for more than seven million customers
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12/19/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla. and OMAHA, Neb.—ADT and the West Corporation, a global technology-enabled services company, announced that they have entered into an agreement to enhance customer experiences with 911 emergency communications.

Bold Perennial acquires SIMS

Company president Rod Coles pleased with the talent gained through the purchase
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12/05/2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Perennial, a provider of central station software, announced on Dec. 3 that it acquired fellow software provider Security Information & Management Systems Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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SSN News Poll January 2020

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently identified the key “megatrends” that are impacting the security industry as we move into 2020. This month’s News Poll looks at the state of the industry for 2020, including which trends and technologies will dominate the headlines.