Member News

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MARCH 2020

SnapAV Appoints Jana Sherer as Business Development Manager for the Security Market
The former National Account Director for Interlogix will implement initiatives designed to support SnapAV’s increased focus on the security market.

New StarLink Cellular Solutions Full Line Brochure
StarLink Full Line Brochure (A766), is downloadable online, and contains specs and ordering info. on all StarLink models & accessories, StarLink, StarLink Connect, StarLink Connect DL, StarLink Fire, including new signal strength tester tool and optional Omni-Series™ extended indoor/outdoor antennae. It also contains information on two new award-winning panel products with StarLink Inside™, i.e., with StarLink Cell Communicators onboard, such as FireLink FACPs and iSecure All-Inclusive Cellular Alarm Systems.

Ask for StarLink cellular solutions today at your local distributor, or for more info. contact your local Sales Representative or Napco Customer Service or at 1-800-645-9445. For free local training classes please also consult our training schedule

Continental Access Adds New Regional Sales Manager To Support Midwest Integrators
Continental Access, a division of NAPCO Security Technologies, introduces new Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Rob Etmans. Rob comes to Continental after years of working for one of Continental’s integration partners in the Wisconsin area, and as such has real-world, solid experience selling, installing and servicing Continental products.


COPS Monitoring Strengthens Accounting & Finance Teams
COPS Monitoring announced the promotions of Michele Beckett to Vice President of Accounting, and Nicole Black to Vice President of Finance to strengthen its accounting and finance teams.


Ganz Security Offering Special Savings on its Legacy Products
Ganz is making room in its NC warehouse for new selections. Go to

DMP XT Panel Update Adds Options for Easy Takeovers, User Convenience
With XT Version 193, you now have the flexibility to change the EOL Value from 1k to 2.2k for panel zones 1 – 9. Contact DMP Inside Sales at 877-757-4367 or at for details.

Michael Randone Joins Per Mar as Key Account Manager
Per Mar Security Services is pleased to announce Michael Randone has joined the company as key account manager. Michael brings with him 30+ years of sales, technology and executive management experience.



Axis Communications Expands its Midwest Axis Experience Center

The Security Operations Center, featuring over 200 live cameras, is designed for smart cities, higher education, large retailers and sports venues. Attendees were able to see and understand an enterprise solution that unifies safety operations across multiple departments, disseminates information in a timely manner and provides greater situational awareness.

Axis has eight AEC’s in North America. Locations include, Boston, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Toronto and its newly renovated AEC in Chicago, Illinois. Read more.

ALARM.COM Acquires OpenEye announced a majority-stake acquisition of OpenEye, a provider of cloud-managed video surveillance solutions for the commercial market. OpenEye is optimized for enterprise-level commercial customers requiring expansive video recording capabilities, in addition to remote viewing, administration and diagnostic reporting. Combined with the for Business offering, service providers partnered with now have a solution to accommodate commercial accounts of any size.

ADT Acquires I-View Now

ADT announced Thursday it has acquired I-View Now, a leading video alarm verification service, for undisclosed terms. Founded by Larry Folsom, I-View Now’s verification technology, paired with the core monitoring strengths of ADT, will help reduce false alarms and optimize priority response from emergency services, the announcement states. With I-View Now, public safety answering points (PSAPs), like 911 dispatchers, will be able to better confirm whether an alarm is a true emergency by leveraging technology. Video, location, sound, sensor, user, and activity data can now be combined with predictive analytics to provide a comprehensive dashboard of information about what is taking place during an alarm.

Valley Alarm Opens New Headquarters

Valley Alarm opened its new headquarters in the City of San Fernando, Calif. The ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 3 was attended by State Assemblywoman Luz Rivas, Mayor Joel Fajardo, Chief of Police Anthony Vairo, the office of Senator Hertzberg, city council members, the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce, industry icons and hundreds of friends and colleagues.

Altronix Introduces Its new Tango1B, PoE Driven Power Supply/Charger with Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Backup

The new Tango1B significantly reduces the overall costs to deploy access control and security devices by eliminating the need for a licensed electrician. 12VDC or 24VDC devices can be powered simultaneously via 802.3bt PoE input, providing tremendous savings.

COPS Monitoring Invests In jBASE

COPS Monitoring announced its plans to migrate its proprietary Generations monitoring software platform to industry-leading jBASE from ZumaSys. jBASE, a world class Multi-dimensional Database Management System, takes the best points of the relational database model to the next level by adding several significant benefits including greater speed, ease of use, robust integration capabilities, superb performance, and all the rich features associated with Multi-Value databases. jBASE is the operating system of choice for mission-critical systems including financial institutions, government, healthcare, retailers, and now professional monitoring companies.

Guardian Alarm Announces Partnership with Detroit Pistons

Guardian Alarm [MI] announced a partnership with the Detroit Pistons, the company’s hometown Detroit NBA team.The announcement comes after the Detroit Pistons tipped off their 2019-2020 season with a home game versus Orlando Magic in Little Caesars Arena on Monday, October 7, 2019. Guardian Alarm branding will be shown in Little Caesars Arena during home games as part of the partnership. Guardian Alarm supports the revitalization of Detroit through a variety of partnerships that help develop the community and bring pride back to the city, such as the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Grand Prix.

Brivo President and CEO Awarded SIA’s 2019 Lippert Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Steve Van Till – co-founder, president, and CEO of Brivo – as the 2019 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, an honor presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA. Van Till will receive the award during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in New York City.

Great Place to Work® Recognized Wegman’s as Top Pick for Women

To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work® analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.6 million US employees. The majority of the ranking is based on what women themselves report in a 60-question Trust Index© survey about their workplace, and how fairly those experiences compare to men’s reports of the same workplaces. The survey measures the extent to which women report their organizations create a Great Place to Work For All™ — for example, whether people trust each other and employees are able to reach their full human potential, no matter who they are or what they do.


Per Mar Security Services Promotes Vick

Per Mar Security Services announced the promotion of Colin Vick to Regional Vice President, Security Officer Division. In this role, Vick will be in charge of all Security Officer operations and branches in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

TMA Member Seeks to Understand Industry Software Needs

WeSuite has set up a survey for TMA members to provide insights into a variety of topics relating to business software needs and how your organization goes about finding solutions. Ten lucky respondents will have a chance to receive a $100 Amazon gift e-cards. Take the survey.

Midwest Alarm Services Receives NOTIFIER Multi-Million Dollar Award

Midwest Alarm Services was a recipient of this year’s NOTIFIER Multi-Million Dollar Award. This is Midwest Alarm Services’ 9th consecutive year winning this significant award. The award is given to the top, most successful fire alarm companies in the industry.

David Bitton Named President of Supreme Security Systems

Supreme Security Systems, Inc., announced the appointment of David B. Bitton to the role of President. Prior to this position, David served as the company’s Vice President and COO for 16 years and is taking over the role from his father, Robert Bitton.  Robert Bitton joined the company in 1960 and took over leadership of the company from his own father, Sidney Bitton, in 1964.

Founder of Micro Key Solutions, Wayne Torrens Returns 

Micro Key Solutions welcomes the company founder Wayne Torrens, back to the team full time. Torrens will lead the technological direction of the company after taking a leave of absence to undergo an experimental Multiple Sclerosis treatment with Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.


Micro Key Solutions Releases Enhanced Version of its Micro Vault 

Micro Vault provides a complete daily cloud backup and disaster recovery strategy that also includes a proprietary validation of the data. Unlike typical off-site and cloud backup products out there, Micro Key’s Rapid Recovery Option with Micro Vault Plus includes spinning up your company data into a secure Amazon Cloud server which eliminates down time and the need to wait for new hardware.

COPS Monitoring Promotes Eric Scrivana to Newly Created Management Position

COPS Motioning promoted of Eric Scrivana to the newly created position of Operations Project Manager.  In his new position based at COPS’ NJ National Headquarters, Scrivana will focus on maintaining high quality and consistency of services at each of the six locations in COPS’ network of UL-listed monitoring stations. Scrivana brings 20 years of operations experience with COPS to his new role.  He held several key positions, including advanced dispatcher, shift manager, and Senior Shift Manager of COPS’ dedicated PERS and MPERS services. Eric has an extensive background in training, and provided instrumental onsite support during and after the launch of COPS’ UL listed monitoring locations in Texas and Maryland.

JULY 2019

Alarm Detection Systems Donates Robot to Local Police Department

On July 10, Alarm Detection Systems donated a tactical robot to the Aurora police department along with jackets. This gesture was in response to the first shooter event that occurred at customer locations in February of last year.

Per Mar Security Services & the Quad Cities River Bandits accept Proclamation for Child Safety Week and will present Child Safety Night on July 19th  

Mayor, Frank Klipsch, and the City Council of Davenport, Iowa, have proclaimed the week of July 14th– 20th, 2019, as Child Safety Week. During Child Safety Night, Marc Klaas of the non-profit, KlaasKids Foundation, and Per Mar will host a KlaasKids Print-A-Thon to promote and educate families about child safety and fingerprint and photograph children at no cost. Read more.

JUNE 2019

Guardian Alarm Partners with Activits and Business Leader Herman Moore
Detroit-based Guardian Alarm is pleased to announce a partnership with Herman Moore, community activist and former Detroit Lions legend. Moore will serve as spokesperson for the security services provider in Detroit and throughout greater Michigan.

DMP Hires New Director and Manager of Financial Solutions; New Director of Sales, Central
DMP named Sean Cleary, Director of Financial Solutions. Sean comes to DMP with a successful 13 years at Bank of America where he provided strategic leadership at their Security Operations/Analysis Command Center (SOACC). He will work closely with Executive Director of Banking Solutions Pat Tobin to continue growing DMP’s banking relationships. Jonathan Patton has been promoted to Manager of Financial Solutions, U.S. In Jonathan’s new role, he is supporting DMP’s efforts to supply banks and financial institutions with DMP’s integrated solutions most in demand for this market segment.

Derek Ottman transitioned to DMP Director of Sales – Central. Derek has been with DMP for over four years. During his tenure, Derek’s reputation for teamwork, subject matter expertise, and sales leadership made this transition a natural decision. In addition to his sales director duties, Derek continues to serve dealers in the new Upper Midwest territory while DMP seeks a candidate to fill this vacant Dealer Development Manager position.

Watch the New AES Training Academy Video
The new AES NMS Dashboard, Part 1 video shows how to monitor the overall health of your network and how to identify which Subscribers are impacting your health score.

Per Mar Security Services Acquires Stearns Sound & Security of Waupaca, WI
Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, IA, announced it has acquired Stearns Sound & Security of Waupaca, WI. Jerry Stearns founded Stearns Sound & Security 43 years ago and will be retiring. Jerry was the sole employee and will assist Per Mar in transitioning over 400 active customers to our Wausau office before enjoying his hard-earned retirement.