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Getting Serious About Security as a Service

Offering security as a service (SaaS) — such as managed access control — is an appealing and viable way for installing/monitoring providers to grow RMR. Yet many have yet to get onboard while…


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In today's competitive market for intrusion and fire/life-safety alarm systems and monitoring, it can be tough to create new customers. By Mark Matlock · August 04, 2010

A largely untapped opportunity exists for providing access control to the small commercial marketplace. Web-based systems offer dealers a cost-effective solution for winning new market share. July 31, 2010

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Leaders of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), formerly NBFAA, announced a stricter code of ethics for its members on Wednesday at ISC West that will place certain expectations on companies that conduct door-to-door alarm system sales. March 23, 2010

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In today's economy everything seems to be shrinking. Sales numbers are down, revenues are down and customers aren't spending anywhere near as much as they did just a couple of years ago. September 30, 2009

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