Each year, it seems as though there are new technologies, new products and services, and new standards with which to cope, not to mention a plethora of new laws and regulations that will affect businesses in the coming year, and 2013 will be no different.
As the 2012 winner of the CSAA’s Central Station Manager of the Year Excellence Award, Amy Becht knows a thing or two about how to manage a central station. Becht, a native of St. Paul, Minn., is the senior central station manager at Vivint Inc., with responsibility for the company’s central station located South St. Paul, Minn.
Making market predictions is never an exact science, even for the experts. However, in the case of the baby boomers, with their sheer numbers, that they will dramatically affect a given consumer market is virtually guaranteed. “Other companies and industries have to pay for projections of the market. The Census Bureau tells us with precision that this segment of the market is growing,” says Stanley Oppenheim, president of Affiliated Monitoring, located in Union, N.J.
Video monitoring: Insurance companies are embracing it; more police departments like it; cities ranging from Chicago and New York to Lancaster, Pa., are doing it; enterprises such as Bank of America and Sonoco have brought it onboard; contract guarding services worldwide see it as a solid way to grow their business model beyond on-site officers; and homeowners use the tool daily.
Fortem recently secured a $1.4 million investment from seven members of the Anges Quebec Group for its Omnipresence 3D security system, a 3D software-based security integration platform the company says is optimized to improve both public and private security.
Keep Your IP, Irvine, Calif., an internet IPv4 forwarding service designed exclusively for the alarm industry, announced a reseller agreement with COPS Monitoring (ISC East booth No. 271), a wholesale monitoring company.
Monitor America, a 25,000 square foot full-service central station located at Securewatch24’s new Fusion Centre facility in the Meadowlands area of New Jersey, was announced during the first day of ISC East as being fully operational.
General Dynamics selected ergonomic ViewPoint Consoles, scalable VisionFrame video walls and equipment rack systems from Middle Atlantic Products, Fairfield, N.J., for inclusion in its Information Technology Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) and Customer Integration Lab.