Gone are the days when emergency communication just meant going to a fire panel and making an announcement over the public address system. With today’s technology options, why not take advantage of all the possibilities?
A recent action was filed in the United States District Court of Nevada where the plaintiff, owner of a building, entered into a contract with the defendant alarm company’s predecessor for security services at the building, including monitoring alarms and dispatching responses to alarms. The contract was apparently subsequently assigned to the defendant alarm company.
The wholesale central station business is a multi-faceted one, and companies in this business are keen on innovation, adding new capabilities every year. A few commonalities emerged as we spoke with central stations for this year’s annual roundup of wholesale monitoring.
ADT Commercial is expanding its presence in Atlanta with the purchase of Critical Systems. Headquartered in Marietta, Ga. and established in 2002, Critical Systems specializes in enterprise-class fire alarm, fire suppression, life safety and integrated building security solutions for high-rise properties, healthcare campuses and mission-critical data, manufacturing and distribution facilities in Atlanta and its suburbs.
Openpath’s lockdown solution gives authorized users the ability to lock and unlock any door, zone or building in case of emergency — including active shooter, other emergency incidents and natural disasters — from a mobile device or third-party trigger, remotely or wired. Openpath’s triple-unlock technology works over Wi-Fi, LTE and Bluetooth, guaranteeing a fast and reliable connection.
In a recent New Jersey case, an insurance company appealed a trial court’s order of summary judgment that dismissed its subrogation claim against the defendant, the installer of the fire sprinkler at the premises.
In an effort to provide security professionals with the latest news and information through a variety of communication channels, The Monitoring Association (TMA) launched a weekly news brief that can be accessed quickly and easily every Wednesday — just ask your Amazon Alexa!
CertaSite, a new commercial fire protection and life safety company, has launched with the goal of providing the highest levels of customer service, responsiveness, building safety and code compliance to customers across the country.