ISC West: Dice pushing Quantum, Alarm.com standalone video, and introducing Micro Key Solutions

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04/03/2009
I had a chance to sit down with Alarm.com director of product management, Bob McCarthy today. Alarm.com officially launched its standalone video offering at ISC West this year. It offers all the same features as the integrated security solution (full managed video services and home or business management functions like thermostat and lighting control). The integrated security offering was released in November. I also had the opportunity to speak with Gary Slavin and Kari Brua about Micro Key and their recent name change. Micro Key is now known as Micro Key Solutions. According to Slavin, the name change makes sense. “What we’ve done for years is help alarm companies find total solutions,” Slavin said. “We’re not just a software company.” Micro Key Solutions also has a new tag line, “Manage, Control, Succeed.” The changes, according to Micro Key Solutions president Wayne Torrens, are appropriate. “Our customers have assisted us in becoming more than just a software company. We have and will continue to offer complete solutions for alarm dealers and central stations of any size as well as systems integrators,” Torrens said during his speech at the Micro Key press conference. “We have, and will continue to offer best-in-class software and customer support for the entire security alarm industry.” I also met with Cliff Dice and Phil DuPont of Dice Corporation, and we talked about all things Quantum. Dice said that they have been getting very positive feedback for their Quantum Operator platform and expect more positive feedback when they release such Quantum branded offerings as Quantum Video. Phil was also nice enough to agree to transport a little something I put together for Melissa Roedel. Happy reading Melissa.