C.O.P.S., Napco partner to offer RMR-boosting iSee Video to dealers

Friday, October 9, 2009

NEW YORK—C.O.P.S. Monitoring announced Sept. 28 it had teamed with Napco to offer its dealers the opportunity to increase recurring revenue and provide their subscribers with an easy to use and install video monitoring solution, iSee Video.

C.O.P.S. EVP Don Maden said the partnership with Napco would give C.O.P.S. dealers the edge they need to set themselves apart in the marketplace. “We see an evolution in video … What Napco lends to the video aspect of monitoring is a natural progression … This can work with any equipment in the field. It’s affordably priced. They’ve proven to us that they’re reliable—they’ve got thousands of customers on it already,” Maden said. “Our dealers are going to win because … they can sell this service on a monthly basis, so it’s more recurring revenue for the dealer … the combination of highly reliable equipment and aggressive pricing gives the dealer a real value and a potential differentiator.”

Napco senior regional sales and channel manager Will St. Clair said Napco’s offering was a perfect fit for C.O.P.S.’ dealers and fit the lifestyle of today’s end user. “Napco recognizes C.O.P.S. monitoring as a leader in wholesale monitoring. Our companies have supported each other’s efforts for decades and plan to continue our support as we go forward,” St. Clair said in an email interview. “We saw iSee Video as a natural fit to offer C.O.P.S. a customized service for it's dealers … The dealers can purchase the necessary equipment at any authorized Napco wholesale distributor and create a video subscriber through a customized Napco/C.O.P.S. web server. The dealers can also create a custom-branded dealer web user interface for their customers.”

Napco’s iSee Video is a residential or business system that utilizes the Internet so owners can see their protected areas via any web-enabled cell phone or PC. Subscribers have the ability to access their cameras through a secure web-based interface. In addition, a pixel-based motion detection device activates upon movement and the integrated camera records a pre- and post-alarm video clip. The information is sent out via the Internet directly to the end-user’s PC or web-enabled phone.