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Services the company has in place to help dealers grow/expand their businesses include GSM (AlarmPath, DSC, Honeywell, Telular, DMP); Mobile MASWEB; Spanish-speaking operators on all shifts; funding programs; dealer programs; Videofied video verification; and PERS programs, including cellular PERS for standard and mobile PERS including GSM capability.
To accommodate this growth, Acadian has added medical alarm dispatchers, alarm dispatchers and alarm consoles to its Lafayette, La., central station, in addition to moving its Baton Rouge, La., location to a larger facility.
Honeywell’s 6100 Series Custom-Alpha and Fixed-Language Display Keypads are fast and easy to install, simple to use and feature a sleek, modern look at excellent price points, the company described — making them the go-to-choice for any VISTA installation.
The success of the 2011 SentryCon cruise (pictured here) and the outcry of their dealers have swayed them to book cabins and meeting space on the Carnival Elation once again.
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UL’s relationship with the alarm industry spans more than 90 years. At the outset, Underwriters Laboratories was asked by both the alarm and insurance industries to develop a means for defining alarm services and uniform performance of equipment.
There are a lot of new technologies and services entering the security industry that affect monitoring. From apps and smartphones to managed access control, personal emergency response (PERS) and live video monitoring, central stations are tasked with making the technologies a valid industry offering.
Central station automation software is becoming more sophisticated, often adding functionality similar to what has been pioneered in other industries. For example, scripting capability built into new central station software prompts operators to ask the right questions in much the same way that “wizard” functionality helps people use other types of software.
I have been involved with the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) for approximately seven years and am honored to be named president. The CSAA has a proud history of representing its membership on a wide range of issues that impact the monitoring industry.
Ted Stoler, East Central Station manager and assistant vice president for Vector Security, Warrendale, Pa., is the winner of the 2013 CSAA Central Station Excellence Award for Manager of the Year. Stoler has 35 years of security experience under his belt, 19 of which have been spent at Vector.