Comporium offering self-installed home monitoring system

Comporium has launched PEQ – pronounced “peek” – a home automation system available at four Comporium retail locations in York and Lancaster counties.

PEQ is a self-installed home monitoring system. Kits start at $119.99 and are for sale at Comporium stores at 1739 Cherry Road and 739 Galleria Blvd. in Rock Hill; 2386 S.C. 160 West in Fort Mill; and 969 S.C. 9-Bypass West in Lancaster.

“The PEQ system is a little different than our existing ReadyHome service,” said Matthew Dosch, executive vice president of customer operations and external affairs for Comporium. ReadyHome is professionally installed and has a 24-hour monitoring station.

“Some people don’t feel like a live agent-monitored ReadyHome service is a fit for them and can monitor their homes themselves. With optional cameras, they can keep an eye on their home with photos and live video feeds, even when the house is dark,” Dosch said.

The same software platform supports both ReadyHome and the PEQ system. PEQ also provides home automation and energy management features.

PEQ requires a $9.99 monthly subscription fee from Comporium.

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, with offices in Rock Hill, is one of the winners of

Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client Award

. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client winners are based on service quality ratings given to them by their clients.

Focused on helping North Carolina and South Carolina, StaffMasters received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 (with 10 the best) from 65.5 percent of its clients, higher than the industry average of 32 percent.

StaffMasters’ Rock Hill office is at 2349-57 Cherry Road.

DecisionPathHR, a staffing agency with offices in Rock Hill, also is a winner of Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client Award.

• The

Duke Energy Foundation

has donated $20,000 to the

American Red Cross

to support relief efforts after the recent ice storms.

The donation was split between the Red Cross of Upstate South Carolina and the Red Cross in the Cape Fear area of North Carolina.

“Disasters can strike at any time, and affect thousands of people,” said Ann Wright, executive director for the American Red Cross in Upstate South Carolina. “The American Red Cross and our volunteers are there to help our communities and neighbors in these difficult times. Our partnerships with corporations like Duke Energy make it possible for us to be there 24/7 to help people prepare, respond to, and recover from ice storms, severe winter weather and other disasters.”


• TUESDAY – The Lancaster chapter of Habitat For Humanity is holding a volunteer training course, Framing 101, at 6 p.m. at the Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster. For information, call 803-283-1203; Nita Brown, executive director, at 803-577-4142, or email

• TUESDAY – The York County Day, sponsored by the chambers of commerce of York County, is 1 p.m. at the Columbia Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., in Columbia.



– Carroll Financial Associates and Winthrop University’s College of Business Administration are holding a 2015 Market Outlook.

Larry Carroll, president and CEO of Carroll Financial Associates, will give his annual assessment of current market trends and forecasts. The event will begin with a reception in the Macfeat House at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 6:30 p.m. presentation in Whitton Auditorium in Carroll Hall at Winthrop. The event is free to the public.

For information contact Chris Holloman, College of Business Administration, at, 803-323-2186, extension 6274, or go to

• FRIDAY – A class for anyone interested in taking a Private (Pesticide) Applicator License Exam will be held from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the York County Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St., in York. Certified private applicators, as defined by federal law, are private property owners or their employees who apply restricted-use pesticides to their own land to produce agricultural commodities, or on associated non-cropland.

The $50 fee, payable by cash or check, includes lunch. Please notify the Clemson Extension office of dietary restrictions. Pre-registration is required. Call Paul Thompson at 803-684-9919, ext. 112, or by email at


Some information about new officers of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce was incorrect in last week’s Your Business column. The area council chairs for the regional chamber are Twana Burris-Alcide, Dr. Rob Cynowa and Bart Kinzel.