Dealers & Integrators


TMA Releases Comprehensive Operator Training for its ANSI/TMA-AVS-01 Standard

The Monitoring Association (TMA) today announces the launch of its AVS-01 Alarm Validation Scoring Standard online training, an interactive three-module course. Developed primarily for monitoring center operators and delivered online, the dynamic course provides a comprehensive introduction to the AVS-01 Standard; illustrates the Standard’s measurable alarm level classifications; demonstrates the call handling process; and explains the importance of public safety and law enforcement engagement. The course is now available FREE at TMATraining.net.

The Monitoring Association Unveils Innovations to the ASAP Service to Revolutionize 911 Emergency Response

The Monitoring Association (TMA), the non-profit trade association representing the professional monitoring industry, announced it has signed a multi-year managed services agreement with Mission Critical Partners (MCP) to power the growth of TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) Service. This award was made after a competitive procurement process.

Elite Interactive Solutions Salute for Police Dispatch Procedures

Elite Interactive Solutions, a remote video guarding pioneer using proprietary intelligence and integration to achieve proven crime prevention, announces the company was recognized this month as runner-up for the 2024 Police Dispatch Quality Award (PDQ). The prestigious honor, which is organized by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), was presented during a ceremony at the recent Electronic Security Expo (ESX) held in Louisville.

Holly Borgmann Honored with ESA's Sara E. Jackson Award for Outstanding Leadership & Advocacy

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) proudly announces Holly Borgmann, Vice President, Government Affairs at ADT, as the esteemed recipient of the Sara E. Jackson Award for 2024. This prestigious accolade recognizes individuals who exemplify extraordinary leadership and dedication in advancing the electronic security and life safety industry.

ESA Board of Directors Approves Competency Directors and Officer Positions

Members of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) recently approved several competency director and officer positions.

ESA Announces 2024 Board of Directors Election Results

Members of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) recently voted for several open positions on its Board of Directors. The purpose of a director on the ESA Board is to work collectively as a team to provide good governance of ESA affairs and to set direction to optimize the growth and performance of the organization.

ESA Launches “Empowering Women in Technology” Scholarship

Committed to breaking barriers and fostering diversity in the ever-evolving electronic security and life safety technology field, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) has launched the “Women in Technology” Scholarship.

The PSA Network Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients

The PSA Network  (PSA), the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, today announced the recipients of its annual scholarships. Ryan Knoll of Pro-Tec Design; Staci Eslinger of M3T Corporation; Jack Tadych of SecurAlarm; and Rich Campbell of RFI are the PSA Scholarship 2024 winners.



Announcing the Winners of the 2024 Security Technician of the Year Awards

The Foundation for Advancing Security Technology (FAST) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2024 Security Technician of the Year Awards, now in its second year. This prestigious initiative highlights the critical role that security technicians play within the industry, celebrating their excellence in the meticulous design, installation and maintenance of security systems that safeguard our communities.

The Monitoring Association’s Surveillance and Video Verification Committee Welcomes New Co-Chair

The Monitoring Association (TMA) is pleased to announce that David Charney, chief customer officer (COO), Stealth Monitoring, has accepted the position of co-chair of the TMA Surveillance and Video Verification (SVV) Committee. Charney joins seated Committee Co-Chair Wes Usie, Guardian Alarm Systems.

Elite Interactive Solutions Unveils New Website

Elite Interactive Solutions, a remote video guarding pioneer using proprietary intelligence and integration to achieve proven crime prevention, announces the launching of its new website, eliteisi.com. Several months in the making, the site has been designed with the security end-user customer across a diverse range of vertical markets in mind, highlighting myriad benefits of Elite’s solution and company differentiation in an appealing and user-friendly format.

In The Clouds

Video data storage in the cloud was a novel concept when Dean Drako founded Eagle Eye Networks back in 2012. While cloud was being used for almost all other business systems at that time, the physical security industry took a cautious and measured approach to cloud adoption.

ZBeta Unveils Comprehensive Engagement Model to Elevate Physical Security Consulting

ZBeta recently announced the launch of its engagement model designed to transform the landscape of security strategy development and implementation. This comprehensive approach extends beyond traditional consultancy services, providing clients with a sustained advisory, advanced technology and system design, and ongoing operational support.

NAPCO Announces the Promotions of Two New Sales Directors

Napco Security Technologies, Inc., Amityville, NY is pleased to announce the recent promotion of two regional sales managers, to Sales Director, Troy Bonnano, for Napco Security & Fire, and Rob Etmans, for Napco Access Pro divisions, respectively.

ADT – Knoxville, TN Receives TMA Five Diamond Monitoring Center Designation

The Monitoring Association (TMA) is pleased to announce that ADT – Knoxville, TN has received the prestigious “TMA Five Diamond Monitoring Center” designation.

PSA TEC 2024 Runs May 13-17 in Dallas

The PSA Network, the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, will hold PSA TEC 2024 May 13-17, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas.

Hanwha Vision Announces Support for Genetec Security Center SaaS Unified Solution

Hanwha Vision is announcing that its Q series cameras will be fully compatible with Genetec™ Security Center SaaS, the company’s newly announced unified software-as-a-service solution.

National Monitoring Center Secures Updated TMA Installation Quality (IQ) Certification

National Monitoring Center, a leading provider of advanced professional monitoring services, has successfully met the requirements to renew its “Installation Quality (IQ)” certification. The only quality control program for electronic security system installation, monitoring, maintenance, and service, The Monitoring Association’s (TMA) IQ certification demonstrates a provider’s pledge to adhere to a stringent code of ethics and to provide the highest quality maintenance and service.

Resideo to Acquire Snap One to Expand Presence in Smart Living Products and Distribution

Resideo Technologies, a manufacturer and distributor of technology-driven products and solutions, and Snap One Holdings Corp., a provider of smart-living products, services, and software to professional integrators, today announced a definitive agreement pursuant to which Resideo has agreed to acquire Snap One for $10.75 per share in cash, for a transaction value of approximately $1.4 billion, inclusive of net debt. Upon closing, Snap One will integrate into Resideo's ADI Global Distribution business.

Snap One Provides Priceless Peace of Mind to Security-Conscious Homeowner

The primary task of any security camera is keeping a close eye on a home, property and loved ones. Some cameras, as one homeowner found out, are a better fit for certain installations than others. It wasn’t until after the integration team at Jennings AV had finished pre-wiring the luxury 6,000-square-foot residence for smart technology and installed a dozen surveillance cameras, plus a host of other gear, that the homeowner was considering an upgraded camera system.

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    The Importance of Proactive Security Measures: 4 Stories of Regret

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  • 91 Percent of Security Leaders Believe AI Set to Outpace Security Teams

    Bugcrowd recently released its “Inside the Mind of a CISO” report, which surveyed hundreds of security leaders around the globe to uncover their perception on AI threats, their top priorities and evolving roles, and common myths directed towards the CISO. Among the findings, 1 in 3 respondents (33%) believed that at least half of companies are willing to sacrifice their customers’ long-term privacy or security to save money. Read Now

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    Global video technology company Milestone Systems is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2024, it will merge with the cloud-based video surveillance solutions provider, Arcules. Read Now

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    Cloudflare Inc, recently published its State of Application Security 2024 Report. Findings from this year's report reveal that security teams are struggling to keep pace with the risks posed by organizations’ dependency on modern applications—the technology that underpins all of today’s most used sites. The report underscores that the volume of threats stemming from issues in the software supply chain, increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and malicious bots, often exceed the resources of dedicated application security teams. Read Now

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New Products

  • PE80 Series

    PE80 Series by SARGENT / ED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin

    ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions. The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3