Security Partners relocates and upgrades central station

Thursday, June 2, 2005

LANCASTER, Pa.--With a new initiative underway to recruit additional dealers, third- party monitoring firm Security Partners relocated and upgraded its central station in February.
Moving two blocks within Lancaster, the company signed a 10-year lease and invested approximately $325,000 in software and hardware improvements. These include a new phone switch, receivers and the latest upgrade to MAS' Mastermind platform.
Security Partners, which monitors nearly 10,000 accounts and works with 18 dealers, also rolled out new services in conjunction with the move. Dealers can now not only offer customers a web interface that enables real-time data on accounts, but also electronic notifications that sends alerts via e-mail or text message. The latter can be programmed to send alerts on specific zones that are tripped.
Kerry Egan joined Security Partners as vice president of business development in April, an official management role after spending most of her life involved in the security industry Kerry is the daughter Patrick Egan, a co-founder of the company.
Since her tenure began, Kerry travels the country to develop relationships with prospective new dealers for the central station. Geographically, she concentrates on the regions of the East Coast and the Midwest.
"I'm trying to target dealers rather than anyone coming on board," she said. "We're looking for dealers with 100 to 4,000 accounts."

For more on this story, see the July issue of Security Systems News.