Jan 032014

CDMA Available for Security Systems

As most of you know there are two predominant technologies governing the cellular world in the United States. GSM which runs AT&T, T-Mobile, Corr Wireless and the large majority of the other cellular companies throughout the country. The other is CDMA which is the technology in Verizon and Sprint phones.

To this point the most cost effective cellular device for alarm transmission has been GSM. Recently Uplink released the CDMA30 and CDMA50 which are the CDMA cousins to the 4530 (primary unit only) and the 4550 (primary or backup with its own power supply and battery backup) GSM units. The equipment costs for these units are about the same as the 45xx versions and the monthly service is the same also. This hopefully will allow cell units to be installed in areas where there is limited GSM service.

But be aware that these units are initially programmed for Sprint service and not for Verizon. Even though they are designed to roam to Verizon when there is insufficient Sprint coverage that may not always be the case. Be sure to check the available cellular service before you mount, wire and leave one of these units. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact someone in our technical department.

Thank you for your business!!

It truly is appreciated!!

Jun 122013

VIT Training will be having a class on CCTV or Video Security Systems Essentials August 22 – 23 2013 at the CSI classroom. It includes 16 CEU hours and certification. Lunch will be provided. The cost for the class is $395.00.

For more information please contact:

Howard Kohnstamm at (615) 269-4222 or at howard@vittraining.com


May 072013

SDS of Huntsville will be holding a CEU class on May 21, 2013. The class will be sponsored by DSC and a free Bar-B-Que lunch will follow. The class is from 9 am to 12 pm and it’s located at the Huntsville SDS branch. The address is 1796 Sportsman Lane, Huntsville.

Remeber we are still offering 6 months FREE basic (basic rate) monitoring with every DSC panel purchased from any SDS branch.

For more information contact:

Ryan Bailey at (256) 837-2003 or ryan@securitydatasupply.com

Jan 052013

DSC – C24 Interactive Class

Get a head start on your 2013 CEU’s.

Communications Product Knowledge – NTS# 10-2998 for .02 CEU’s

Thursday January 24, 2013 at the CSI classroom  from 9 am to 11 am Birmingham, AL 35215.


For more information please contact:

Laura Bailey at lbailey@csiemail.com or (800) 272-4314.

Sep 122012

CSI & SDS Partnership

CSI has recently partnered with Security Data Supply (SDS) for a special promotion to benefit our dealers. For every alarm panel purchased from SDS you will receive six months free monitoring.

SDS is a southeastern owned alarm equipment distributor with offices in Alabama, Louisianna, Mississippi, and Texas but can ship anywhere nationally.

For more information contact:

Ryan Bailey at SDS (256) 837-2003 or ryan@securitydatasupply.com

Laura Bailey at CSI (800) 272-4314 or lbailey@csiemail.com


 Posted by at 12:26 pm
Jul 102012

CSI News and Events

Central Station Inc. recently added the new addition of SIMS Web Pocket Edition. This application allows the end user access to Central Station, Inc. SIMS iServer by smart phone or tablet.  This includes iPhone, Android, Black-berry, iPad, iPad Mini, and Android Tablet without contacting the alarm monitoring station. Just a small initial fee from your App provider and your ready to go.

Some Standard Features of SIMS Web Pocket Edition

  • Access is controlled using the standard operation maintenance screen in SIMS.
  • Dealers can access all of their accounts with just one login. (just for their accounts only)
  • Technicians can communicate with clients at the tap of a button.
  • Installation personnel can use the App to enter zones and contacts during installation
  • Dealer technicians can modify premise name, physical address, mailing address, email address, zone list and contact information.
  • Complete audit trail of activity performed by users written into SIMS III history as well as detailed logs.


For More information please contact:

John Seay at jseay@csiemail.com

Darrell Talley at dtalley@csiemail.com