COPS Monitoring, a provider of wholesale alarm monitoring services headquartered in Williamstown, N.J. acquired AlarmWATCH of Hunt Valley, Md. With the addition of AlarmWATCH, COPS Monitoring now provides services to more than 3,500 independent alarm dealers, who represent nearly 800,000 subscribers nationwide.
“We believe that our companies are much stronger together than they were apart,” said Bob Lepczyk, president of AlarmWATCH. “Over the past 22 years, AlarmWATCH has been dedicated to providing alarm monitoring that exceeds our alarm dealers’ expectations. With 34 years of experience, leading edge technology, and professional staff, I am certain that COPS Monitoring can bring even more resources and solutions to the table and help our dealers reach the next level.”
“We’re excited about welcoming the AlarmWATCH dealers and employees to the COPS Monitoring family,” said Jim McMullen, president and chief operating officer of COPS Monitoring. “AlarmWATCH has built a solid reputation for exceptional service. We’re looking forward to expanding on this by offering AlarmWATCH dealers the added reliability of multi-site monitoring and by introducing them to MPower, our advanced dealer access and alarm database management software as well as other services to help grow their business.”
COPS Monitoring operates five central stations in New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, and Texas. McMullen advised that COPS currently plans to monitor the accounts from the Maryland central station with the existing AlarmWATCH employees, and that vice president of operations Gail Schreiner will stay on to manage the Hunt Valley, Md. team.