All American Monitoring offers line of ‘MeyeView’ cameras, NVRs

Video verification is part of the package
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LAS VEGAS—All American Monitoring is now offering dealers its own branded NVRs and cameras, backed with a video verification program.

“There’s a purpose behind these cameras … it’s about video verification [and providing for the company’s dealers],” Bob Keefe, All American president, told Security Systems News at ISC West 2015.

American Monitoring announced its latest offering at ISC West under a banner reading “$2.50 … why pay more?” The rate to dealers is $2.50 per account, per month, for traditional alarm monitoring, not including video monitoring. All American, an installing alarm company, monitors about 200,000 accounts from its Sarasota, Fla., facility.

The IP cameras and NVRs will carry the company’s MeyeView brand—which is also the name on All American’s two mobile apps. The MeyeView 1 app enables end users to monitor their cameras without the monitoring center. MeyeView 2 also announced at the show, provides that same function with All American also monitoring the cameras and providing video verification.

All American spent more than a year developing the verification software, Keefe said.

"We've been testing [the cameras] with our sister company,” EMG Alarm, a Florida-based installer, for over a year, Keefe said, “making sure the product was as good as we hoped it would be before we sold it to our dealers.”

All American’s verification process allows end users to use their MeyeView app to look at the same video and confirm the alarm.

“We wanted to have a product that we could produce for our dealers that was economical and affordable—yet, provided a good picture for multiple purposes including, primarily, video verification purposes,” Keefe said, adding that the company has never raised its rates.

All American values dealers who are just starting up and may only have a few accounts, said Keefe, who noted that he got his start in the industry with six accounts. “We take them on, large or small,” he said.

All American operators go through a four-week, one-on-one training course, which incorporates CSAA level 1 and 2 training and proprietary lessons, Tammy Zappa, manager for All American, said.