Video monitoring represents a major growth center for central stations, the vast majority of which are currently offering the service in one form or another. As adoption and service offerings continue to grow, monitoring companies are going to have questions. Central stations that currently offer monitored/hosted video services share what has been successful for them in the areas of selecting and training operators, managing bandwidth and storage, and setting pricing, which should be helpful for navigating the waters of video monitoring.
Hendrick Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in the West Texas area serving referrals from 16 smaller hospitals in the surrounding counties. Known for its sophisticated trauma center and high level of care, the flagship 500-bed acute care center is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion.
Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution welcomed S2 Security Corp., a provider of IP-based integrated physical security systems, as a new vendor partner. S2’s Pronto access control line is now available at all Tri-Ed / Northern Video U.S. locations, as well as via online ordering.
The G4S LoneProtector℠ lone worker protection solution has been selected by American Water to help reduce risk to its employees and facilities. The LoneProtector solution from G4S Justice Services, LLC provides monitoring services and technology to support lone workers.
Netwatch USA, a remote visual monitoring company, announced its launch into the United States market with the opening of its offices in Boston, Mass on Feb. 21, 2012. Headquartered in Carlow, Ireland the company is investing more than $4 million in its expansion into North America and pledged to create 50 jobs over the next 18 months. Thirty jobs will be created between its Boston and Carlow operations by the end of 2012, bringing total employment to more than 120 people. Supporting the company’s expansion into the U.S. market is former Boston Police Commissioner and Netwatch board member, Kathleen O’Toole.
California is the most populous state — by far, and it is the third-largest by land area (after Alaska and Texas). That creates a vast territory and an incredible amount of end users for the California Alarm Association (CAA) to cover.