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SecureWatch24, New York City, announced that Neil Budhram joined the company as manager of its new Fusion Centre — a state-of-the-art monitoring facility currently under construction in Moonachie, N.J. Budhram is an alarm monitoring industry veteran who managed a central station facility in New York City for 15 years prior to joining SW24.
The new facility is key to the business expansion plans of SW24 and will allow franchise and dealer monitoring, intrusion, video management services, video alarm verification and many other services including virtual guard tours, Smyth said. “2012 is going to be our year — for the past 10 years we have been a strong regional company based in New York City — we are going to be a national player by the end of the next 12 months,” Smyth vowed.
“Neil will be responsible for building out and managing the operations of the Fusion Centre as we drive for its opening later this year,” said Des Smyth, SW24 president. “Neil’s experience in managing this type of large-scale monitoring operation (and the personnel to staff it) is second to none — and his first job will be overseeing the infrastructure requirements necessary for obtaining Underwriter’s Laboratory approval, as well as other anticipated certifications from leading security industry professional groups.”
SW24 recently announced that it had selected UTC Fire & Security MASterMind Integrated Software to power the Fusion Centre monitoring — a 25,000 square foot building that SW24 says is thought to be the largest single central station monitoring facility in the United States.