What is PERS and what can the service offer your business?

By Ryan Brady, TRG Associates, rbrady@trgassociates.com A PERS unit is a device that is used to request help from a monitoring center in the event of an emergency. The monitoring center can alert family and emergency services to help the customer. There are two main types of medical alert devices: traditional and mobile. Landline PERS […]

What is Automation Monitoring Software?

By Marjorie Fitton, DICE Corporation, Marjorie.Fitton@dicecorp.com Automation Monitoring Software provides central station operators with the information needed to handle events for the safety and security of life and property. Signals are transmitted from sensors, detectors, alarms, videos, access controls–or any other device that sends out a signal to the central station receiver. The receivers convert […]

Accolades for Outgoing TMA President Don Young

TMA President Don Young will complete his term on October 14, 2021 at the closing of the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. TMA members were asked to share their gratitude to Don. The following are comments that have been received. You may also view ads placed by members in the fall issue of the TMA Dispatch. […]

Alarm Detection Systems Acquires Break Point Security

Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. (ADS) has acquired Break Point Security in Littleton, Colorado. The acquisition will enhance ADS’ protective services capabilities within the Denver Metropolitan Area.

Break Point Security formerly monitored a mix of residential, small and medium-sized businesses.

“We felt that our commitment to the customer is what set us apart at Break Point Security. Watching the same philosophy continue under Safe Systems is very gratifying. Our alarm subscribers are in good hands with another great family-owned and operated company,” says Michael Schroder, Chief Operating Officer and Founder of Break Point Security.

John Wrzesinski, Vice President of Operations and General Manager at Safe Systems, adds, “All of us at SSI look forward to bringing the very best customer experience to these new customers from day one.”

Eastern Bank Welcomes A-COM Integrated Solutions As A Commercial Customer

Eastern Bank announced A-COM Integrated Solutions (A-COM) as a new commercial banking customer. Founded in 1973, A-COM is a family-owned security, home and business automation company offering services to benefit increasingly mobile lifestyles. With decades of experience in the safety and fire protection industry, it serves more than 20,000 customers with advanced business management and security in such areas as intrusion, access, surveillance, cyber security risk assessment and proactive IT monitoring. Eastern is providing a full banking solution to A-COM, which includes a revolving line of credit.

“For more than 45 years, providing customers with peace of mind over the security and protection of their homes, businesses and data has been central to our business philosophy,” said Wayne Beck, CEO and Founder of A-COM. “Eastern understands our model, has ensured a smooth process for managing our working capital and daily treasury needs, and offers the resources to support our future plans as new opportunities form from our customers’ changing needs.”

“A-COM is known for its commitment to excellence in customer service and giving back to the community,” said Greg Buscone, Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer of Eastern Bank. He added, “We are pleased to provide our banking solutions and look forward to working with them.”

Eastern provides a range of commercial financing offerings to help companies across many industries to improve cash flow, increase efficiencies and build for the future. Commercial lending solutions include working capital/lines of credit, equipment/term loans, real estate loans, acquisition financing, asset-based lending and employee stock ownership plan-related financing.

The Commercial Banking team advising A-COM includes Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer Greg Buscone, Senior Vice President and Commercial Team Leader Brendan O’Neill, and Senior Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager Matthew Hunt.