Posts Tagged ‘Monitronics’
Bill Hobgood believes a program he’s stewarding will finally streamline the central station/PSAP relationship.
Called the Monitoring Station to PSAP Data Exchange Program, the program’s goal is to remove the potential for human error from central station/public safety answering point (911) communications.
DALLAS—What if you could promise your customers that police would come more quickly if you added a video or audio verification component to their alarm system? Are police saying they will come more quickly to a verified alarm? If so, should you begin only selling alarms that have video or audio verification as part of the solution?
IP technology has been “coming” to security—mostly accompanied by fanfare—for a while. As numerous reports have made clear, IP opens up all kinds of new opportunity for the security industry in the form of new services and added value for the end user—both of which translate to more revenue. It also, however, opens up new worlds of complexity and expense in the form of new infrastructure needed, more training for personnel, and the convergence of security and IT.