Security Partners strikes deal with TeleAlarm

Thursday, December 23, 2004

December 23, 2004

LANCASTER, Pa. - In a move to increase service offerings and, in turn, possible customers for its dealers, Security Partners has entered into a co-marketing and product agreement with Reading, Pa.-based TeleAlarm.
As a wholesale monitoring firm with a presence in 30 states, the deal enables Security Partners to utilize existing technology for a new service. In addition, the partnership enables its dealers to approach either a new community of alarm users or existing customers for new applications.
TeleAlarm brings to the deal its AP1337, a personal alarm unit that is used at homes to enable verified emergencies and aid emergency response dispatch. The AP1337 is now being manufactured for the first time by TeleAlarm's Switzerland-based manufacturing business. Delivery of the units will come in the first quarter of 2005..
“I believe two-way voice units will take off,” according to Patrick Egan, president of Security Partners. To prepare for the new service, Egan said the company has specially trained a select number of its staff. “We got a higher-end of operator for this product,” he said.
For TeleAlarm, which designs and manufactures wireless emergency call systems, the partnership helps it use Security Partners' dealer base to promote and sell its personal emergency response systems within the United States.
For more of this story, see the January issue of Security Systems News.