Central Station Alarm Association News

SIA Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award bagged by Allegion’s Tim Eckersley

Tim Eckersley has provided consistent support to the PASS and the National School Boards Association Allegion Senior Vice President and President of the Americas Tim Eckersley was honoured with the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award at The Security Industry Association (SIA) Honors Night during ISC East in New York. Eckersley has been a consistent advocate for SIA’s school security initiatives and for increasing industry collaboration with the K-12 school commun...

ESA appoints electronic security veteran Angela White as President for 2016-18 at ESX Conference

Angela White was sworn in as President-elect of ESA at the ESX show in June and will take office July 1 The Electronic Security Association (ESA) wrapped up its annual ESX conference June 8-10 at a new location in Fort Worth, Texas, with keynote speakers, educational sessions, networking events, exhibitions, awards and the installation of new officers. Logging its ninth year, ESX is jointly owned and sponsored by ESA and the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). This year&...

CSAA/ANSI alarm verification standard to improve law enforcement responsiveness & reduce false dispatches

Improved alarm verification standards will help reduce the number of false dispatches of law enforcement officers The verification of alarms continues to progress with more affordable technology as well as an updated industry standard set for release as soon as the end of February 2016. The definition of alarm verification is getting a makeover in the standard, guided by a range of stakeholders including the security industry, law enforcement, associations and other intereste...

RFI Enterprises talks security systems integration, change, competition and building community in an exclusive interview

RFI Enterprises has a Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Five-Diamond Monitoring Center RFI Enterprises started in a small town and has over the years grown to a large regional business. The company has developed innovative security solutions to fulfil customer’s requirements for a secure environment. It has managed to stay ahead of growing competition within the systems integrator sector and design solutions for customers ranging from aerospace, banking and health...

ADT conference leads campaign on deceptive door-to-door sales practices

David Bleisch, ADT general counsel, addresses the media at a conference Door-to-door selling can be an effective tool to garner new security subscribers, and it’s been practiced for decades, according to Jay Hauhn, executive director of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), Alexandria, Va. But it has to be done right, he says. A recent conference by ADT Security Services focused on deceptive alarm sales practices and the need to report such practices. In her late...

Honeywell's MAXPRO Cloud wins 2015 ESX TechVision Challenge

Honeywell MAXPRO Cloud integrated video surveillance and access control security system wins ESX award The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) - the national trade event where electronic security and life safety dealers, integrators, and monitoring professionals connect, learn, and prepare for the future - announced the winner of ESX 2015 TechVision Challenge. ESX continues to highlight next-generation technology in the electronic security and life safety industry. This year, ESX...

ESX conference connects integrators, manufacturers and association members

ESA opens the 2015 exhibit show floor with a ribbon cutting ceremony The Electronic Security Association (ESA) wrapped up ESX 2015, June 24 to 26 in Baltimore, Md., drawing integrators, manufacturers and association members from across the country to attend the annual educational, exhibits and networking event. Security integration companies Celebrating its eighth year, the show is jointly owned and sponsored by ESA and the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). ESX inclu...

Meet the first woman president of CSSA International

Petrow began her career at Vector Security in  1982, and was appointed senior vice president  of the Central Stations and Information Services Group in 1997 Pamela J. Petrow, chief executive officer (CEO) of Vector Security Inc., Warrendale, Pa., has been appointed President of CSAA International, the industry’s leading, 65-year-old central station monitoring organisation. Petrow is the first woman in the organisation’s history to hold this top leadership...

ESX show to provide inspiration, education and technology

ESX is designed to provide information and knowledge alarm companies can’t get at any other event For those of you who have been honky-tonking the last several years during the ESX Show, there’s a new game in town – as the annual educational, exhibits and networking event moves to Baltimore, Md., June 24 to 26, and the excitement of the Inner Harbor. Focused and futuristic Celebrating its eighth year, ESX focuses on peer-to-peer education and strategies &n...

Despite benefit of more efficient 911 responses, ASAP-to-PSAP implementation lags

ASAP-to-PSAP technology automates communications between alarm monitoring companies & PSAPs and dispatches emergency service In April 2015, Cary, N.C., adopted a technology called Automated Secure Alarm Protocol to Public Safety Answering Point (ASAP-to-PSAP), but currently they are among only a handful of emergency 911 call response locales that use ASAP-to-PSAP technology in the United States. Commander Scott Edson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, sp...

Linear’s GD00Z Z-Wave garage door controller wins 2014 ESX Maximum Impact Award

Linear’s GD00Z Z-Wave garage door controller won the award for Best Access Control/ID System for Gate/Door Operators Leading security and home automation, access control, and health and wellness manufacturer for residential and commercial markets, Linear LLC, recently announced the Linear GD00Z Z-Wave Garage Door Controller has won the ESX Maximum Impact Award for Best Access Control/ID System for Gate/Door Operators. The awards are given out annually at the Electronic S...

Kastle Systems acquires Mutual Central Alarm Services and Stat- Land Security Systems from ADT Corporation

The acquisition expands Kastle’s presence and expert resources in the greater New York metropolitan area Kastle Systems International, the leading provider of managed security solutions, recently announced that it has acquired Mutual Central Alarm Services and Stat- Land Security Systems from The ADT Corporation. Mutual and Stat- Land’s financial service clients, upscale jewelers, and marquee retail brands will benefit from Kastle’s broader suite of products...