Celia T. Besore is New Executive Director of The Monitoring Association

Accomplished Association Executive is TMA’s First Female Executive Director

CeliaVIENNA, VA (October 2, 2018) – Next month, Celia T. Besore, MBA, CAE will become the new executive director of The Monitoring Association. An astute executive and dynamic strategist, Besore has established a solid career of success representing national associations and members, nurturing key alliances, and influencing and inspiring change through advocacy, education, and professional opportunities.

Besore, previously executive director of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses as well as a former member of the board of directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), is well-recognized for expertise in delivering strong revenues, generating growth, driving turnarounds, and building organizational value in diverse sectors, including healthcare, electronic security, packaging, and trade association management. Besore currently serves as TMA’s Vice President of Membership and Programs and previously worked at the association as Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

“Frankly, choosing Celia to lead TMA was an easy choice,” said TMA President Ivan Spector. “Throughout the years that I have known her, she has been a tireless advocate for the association. Her energy, passion and enthusiasm for the industry will spur TMA to grow to the next level in a rapidly changing landscape.”

“I am honored to have been chosen for this position,” commented Besore. “I love our industry and the critical role it plays in the well-being of our communities. I greatly admire our members and look forward to working with the board, our many volunteers, and my staff colleagues on TMA’s mission to advance the professional monitoring industry.”

Besore holds the prestigious Certified Association Executive credential from ASAE as well as an MBA from George Mason University. She is a recognized association management community leader, volunteering countless hours to ASAE programs such as the Diversity Executive Leadership Program for which she serves as a mentor.

The first woman to lead The Monitoring Association staff as executive director, she will assume her new position on November 1, following the retirement of Executive Director Jay Hauhn on October 31.

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About The Monitoring Association
The Monitoring Association (TMA), formerly the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), is an internationally-recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies, including those listed by a TMA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as UL, FM Global, or Intertek/ETL, as well as unlisted companies, integrators, and providers of products and services to the industry. Incorporated in 1950, TMA is legally entitled to represent its members before Congress and regulatory agencies on the local, state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) over the industry. TMA’s mission is to advance the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, and public safety relationships. www.tma.us. For more information, contact Elizabeth Lasko at TMA, 703-242-4670 x 16.

The DNA for Growing Your Business

With new disruptors, technologies and generational influences, it’s more important than ever to recognize and increase visibility in your company differentials. Understanding the “DNA” of your company will help you provide compelling reasons others should work for and with you. At the 2018 TMA Annual Meeting, TMA will present a panel of experts to help you leverage the DNA of your company for growth and success.

What you can expect from The DNA for Growing Your Business? “Lots of substance!” says Cathy Rempel, President, American Security Integrators and The Summit Group, who will moderate. “We won’t just be talking about what is happening in the industry. You’ll be getting information you can take back to your office and put to work!” Rempel will be joined by John Cerasuolo, President/CEO, ADS; Tom Few, VP Business Development, Vivint, Inc.; and Robert Few, Managing Partner, The Connection Xchange.

“The DNA of your company is the culture and values that permeate every aspect of the business – hiring, evaluating, promoting, transitioning and growing,” continues Rempel. “You have to know who you are, what you’re doing, where you’re going and how to get there to advance effectively and efficiently. Change and growth is first and foremost about people – you may find that the transition of your company also becomes the transformation of you and your people.”

“My fellow panelists and I will not just be the chefs discussing the latest recipe for advancing your business,” says Rempel. “We’ll take you into the kitchen and work alongside of you to make it!”

Don’t miss “The DNA for Growing Your Business” on October 16 at 9:45 am.

During this interactive panel discussion, attendees will gain insight and information into key areas that successful organizations have prioritized towards the growth of their company and achievement of business objectives.

Learn key focus areas in operations management that correlate to increasing the value of your company. Learn workforce development practices that help find, attract, retain and inspire your team.  The panel will share insight on how to leverage your sales team and bring the amazement experience to those you serve, your customers and your company.

  • Understand new ways to achieve efficiencies and excellence in operations
  • Receive best practices on finding, retaining and inspiring a great team
  • Achieve new sales results through interactive consultative sales services

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Securing New Ground Conference Comes to NYC, Oct. 25-26

PrintTMA’s sister organization, the Security Industry Association (SIA), is gearing up for its annual executive conference Securing New Ground (SNG).

SNG 2018 – happening Oct. 25-26 in New York City – promises to be filled with information sharing, top-level networking and security industry trends and business analysis. At SNG, trends are spotted, connections are formed and minds are opened. Here’s some of what you can expect at SNG 2018:

Insights From Leading Security Experts

Keynote speakers Jerome Pickett, senior vice president and chief security officer at the National Basketball Association, and Valerie Thomas, executive information security consultant at Securicon, headline the event, which also brings in speakers from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Genetec, Comcast, Nortek, Tiffany & Co., Dell EMC, Johnson Controls, G4S, ASSA Abloy, IBM and others.

One of the most popular sessions comes back this year as John Mack of Imperial Capital,  leads a group of other financial deal-makers in a review of the major investment, merger and acquisition deals – with a close look at what is changing in terms of multiples and valuations. (Note: Mack will also speak at the TMA Annual Meeting in October.)

But it’s not just about the big names. These speakers are forecasting the future of the security industry, and being in the audience at Securing New Ground means getting an early glimpse at the forces of change. Learn how they will adapt their security programs, how they are responding to new technologies, and how they anticipate change in the business of security.

Who Attends

SNG is attended each year by 250+ industry leaders and financial partners, including CEOs, presidents, owners, vice presidents and general managers, and 90 percent of attendees are senior-level executives. Companies include manufacturers, integrators, monitoring providers, commercial and residential installing dealers, software development firms, investors, and more.

TMA is pleased to support SIA’s executive conference. Learn more and register to attend at https://www.securingnewground.com.

A Powerhouse Panel Will Share Insights on Valuations at the 2018 TMA Annual Meeting

Valuations Evolve in the 2018 Market—Understanding How Today’s New Technology Players Impacts Your Place in the Alarm Industry

Panel: (left to right)John E. Mack III, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Imperial Capital (Moderator); Michael Barnes, Principal, Barnes Associates Inc.; Henry Edmonds, President, the Edmonds Group, LLC; and John Robuck, Head of Security Finance and Managing Director, Capital One

Don’t miss this panel overview of what is going on in the life safety/home automation market in 2018 and the impact of changing technologies offered by new market entrants.  Join the discussion with these industry leaders as they explore the impact of these new “disruptors” and read the crystal ball for valuations in coming years.  Since a large segment of TMA’s membership are privately held and/or family owned monitoring companies, this topic could have significant impact on our industry and your valuation.

Register for the 2018 TMA Annual Meeting now.

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TMA Members to Give Back to Local Community at 2018 TMA Annual Meeting

TMA-Palm-Beach-2018-logo-horizontalTMA members will gather in Palm Beach next month for the 2018 Annual Meeting. “As we enjoy the delights of Palm Beach,” said TMA President Ivan Spector, “our members will have the opportunity to support the local community through New Hope Charities of West Palm Beach.”

New Hope Charities, Inc., based in West Palm Beach, strengthens disadvantaged communities through programs and collaborations that support individuals and families as they develop the skills necessary to reach their full potential.

Their programs and services create stronger communities by providing more opportunities for children and families to gain the skills necessary to build better lives by providing community resources, infrastructure, individual education and training in a supportive and caring environment.

TMA will sponsor a raffle to raise funds for a donation to this worthy cause at the close of the Annual Meeting. Participants may purchase raffle tickets for $10.00 each or 6 for $50.00. 100% of monies received will be donated to New Hope Charities. At the end of the meeting, the raffle prizes will be drawn:

  • 1st Prize:  One Free Attendee Registration for 2019 Annual Meeting
  • 2nd Prize:  $50.00 bar Tab for the Eau Palm Beach Bar (can be deferred to 2019)
  • 3rd Prize:   $25.00 bar Tab for the Eau Palm Beach Bar (can be deferred to 2019)

“The ultimate goal of New Hope Charities is to build sustainable families and communities that will flourish,” said Spector. “I hope all Annual Meeting attendees will join me in supporting the great work of this organization.”

For more information, contact Elizabeth Lasko at communications@tma.us.

 

ASAP Expands in Ohio

ASAP-Concept1DThe Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Center (NRECC) operated by the Dublin, OH Police is the 41st PSAP to implement ASAP and the 2nd implementation in Ohio.

The NRECC dispatches law enforcement, fire and medical for the cities of Dublin, Hilliard, Upper Arlington and Norwich Township.

 

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

TMA members can find resources to share with their customers at National Preparedness Month. Companies can also plan events for September 15, the National Day of Action.

2018 Weekly Themes

  • Week 1: Sept 1-8                        Make and Practice Your Plan
  • Week 2: Sept 9-15*                     Learn Life Saving Skills
  • Week 3: Sept 16-22                    Check Your Coverage
  • Week 4: Sept 23-29                    Save For an Emergency

Find graphics, videos, downloadable flyers, and more at National Preparedness Month. 

TMA Virtual Product Review Series:  Honeywell Total Connect VISTA Partitions

TMA is pleased to offer the second of a series of TMA Virtual Product Reviews. These reviews were inspired by the popular two-minute “lighting round sessions” we offer at TMA Annual Meetings, where our Sponsors and Associate Members have an opportunity to speak about their products. The Virtual Product Review expands the lightning round concept into a 15-minute virtual live product review from a current TMA advertiser, in which attendees will not only learn more about a new/improved product or service, but will be able to ask questions.

Please participate in this TMA-sponsored Virtual Product Review on Sep 25, 2018 12:00 PM EDT where Honeywell will discuss “How Can Honeywell Total Connect VISTA Partitions Help You and Your Customers?” 

The recent release of Honeywell Total Connect VISTA partition support can help your business stay competitive with your VISTA customers. It can help you increase your attach rate and hardware sales, and target commercial customers as well as residential multi-dwelling homes.

What Can Users Do with This New Offering?
This feature offers remote control of security for up to eight VISTA® partitions from a PC or mobile device. Small business owners can globally arm, disarm, bypass sensors, or set up and assign users for select partition control. Event notifications and the ability to remotely disarm for select partitions are added benefits.

In this webinar, you will learn about the benefits to your customers and the support materials available for you to market this feature. Join us for this discussion that will also include a Q&A to help address any questions you have.

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/961178064481939459

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Offered at no charge to TMA members and nonmembers.

SSI: Spotlight on Technology Marvel Award Winners and Runners-Up

TMA thanks our media partner, SSI, for the terrific coverage of our Technology Marvel Award winner and runners-up.

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NMC’s Proactive Video Monitoring Earns It Inaugural Marvel Award  — NMC has been among the first to use video technology to tie video verification to an alarm in an intrusion/reaction model that records criminal activity.

COPS Monitoring Redundancy Leads to Marvel Award Runner-Up Distinction

Ackerman Security’s Early Cloud Adoption Earns It Marvel Award Runner-Up Honors

ASAP Arrives in Georgia with Implementation in Alpharetta

ASAP-Concept1DASAP nationwide expansion continues! Georgia is the 13th state in addition to the District of Columbia to participate in the ASAP program. Alpharetta, GA is the 40th PSAP in the United States to go-live with the ASAP program and the first agency in the state of Georgia to implement ASAP.  Alpharetta also dispatches for the City of Milton GA.

As of August 15, Alpharetta is operational with ADS Security in Nashville, Tyco, Rapid Response Monitoring, Vector Security, Protection One, Central Security, Guardian Protection Services, Affiliated Monitoring, Brinks, ESC Central, and Vivint.  Security Central and ADT will be live with Alpharetta within the next few weeks.

“The City of Alpharetta is excited and honored to be the first agency in the state of Georgia to implement the ASAP program,” said Ben Bolin, Alpharetta Police Department’s 9-1-1 Operations Manager. “In addition to the alarm companies currently participating with Alpharetta, ASAP is expected to be the catalyst to encourage participation by local alarm companies in the ASAP program. The ASAP program is state-of-the art technology by fully automating the delivery of alarm notifications to Alpharetta’s emergency communications center within seconds from alarm monitoring companies without having to make a telephone call.”

For more information, visit ASAP.