With thousands of consumers victimized by fraudulent door-to-door home security sales every summer, the Better Business Bureau, with the help of ADT and several industry associations, is sounding the alarm about deceptive tactics.
The Electronic Security & Technology Association (ESTA), presented its first Lifetime Achievement Award to member Bob Helstrom, owner and CEO of Custom Security Systems, Lacey, Wash. Helstrom received the award at a luncheon held in his honor on May 2, 2017, during the ESTA annual Owner’s Conference in Seattle.
The Monitoring Association (TMA) has renewed The Protection Bureau’s Five Diamond Monitoring Center designation. This designation is granted annually to monitoring centers that satisfy all of the requirements of the five points of excellence, the company said in a press release.
Vector Security recently announced the winners of its 2017 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals seeking to obtain Loss Prevention Qualified and Loss Prevention Certified certifications.
Dallas/Fort Worth-based Fortress Security, a home and business security system installation provider, has secured new funding and investments worth up to $2 million to expand residential security systems and commercial security systems. This funding, the company said, will allow it to better serve its customers in service areas across Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.
Regionally based Priority One Security has successfully executed the acquisition of Blue Ridge Security Solutions (BRSS). Included as part of the acquisition is a UL-listed/FM-approved central station. The addition of the monitoring station will give Priority One Security the opportunity to facilitate an even higher standard of customer service, the company described.
Fire detection insiders are literally “fired up” over last year’s market performance and the potential going forward. While still heavily codedriven, there are signs of technology innovations and changes pointing to more integration and opportunity than ever before. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.