Rapid Response Monitoring provides wholesale security alarm monitoring services to more than 900 security system dealers. It monitors about 200,000 security systems for customers throughout the US from a central facility in New York state. In addition to security alarm monitoring, Rapid Response also monitors fire alarms and offers GPS tracking and monitoring services. The company is also one of about two dozen firms approved to monitor fire alarms in New York City. Chairman and CEO Russell MacDonnell and president Jeffrey Atkins, owners of Rapid Response Monitoring, founded the company in 1992.