Security Dealer & Integrator

OCT 2018

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• TN: 632/1626 • TX Burg: B11561/17961 • TX Fire: ACR-2215 • VA: 11-1941 The vulnerabilities of operating just 1 or 2 central stations is precisely why we continued to add UL listed central stations to our network from 2004 to 2017. Each monitoring location added to our network reduced our reliance on any one site, which helps to ensure the availability of a Human Lifeline when your customers need us most. Today, we operate the industry's largest network of UL listed wholesale monitoring stations in North America. Not only is our technology deployed across multiple sites, an average of 16.7% of our staffi ng is diversifi ed across all 6 of our nationwide locations. If local conditions aff ect staffi ng at one location NJ S t a ff R e d u c t i o n The staffi ng at 5 other sites can be adjusted to compensate. FL AZ TX TN MD + + + + + The Power of 6 What's more probable? A catastrophic total loss of a central station, or some other "local event" that will af fect a central station's ability to staf f, and therefore, monitor your customers' alarms? While both are possible, our 40+ years of experience tells us that local weather or other disaster related conditions represent the most common recurring problem. Local events such as blizzards, hurricanes, severe weather, earthquakes, tornadoes, flooding, wildfires, and even riots can af fect a company's ability to monitor by doing 2 things: 1) increasing alarm traf fic, and 2) complicating the ability to staf f. When these 2 things occur together, it creates the "perfect storm," for monitoring, and a company with just 1 or 2 central stations may see their response times go from seconds to minutes. When it happens to us, our already fast response times of ten get better. See below for the reason. NJ AZ TN TX MD FL An average of 16.7% of our staffi ng is distributed across our 6 nationwide locations Most Common Impact on Monitoring As the largest provider of Professional Monitoring Services in North America, we're o en asked why we operate so many UL listed, hot redundant, real-time load sharing monitoring stations. "Aren't 2 locations enough" they ask? Isn't 6 central stations just overkill? Read our explanation below and then judge for yourself. In order to illustrate why we operate 6 monitoring stations, we'll fi rst illustrate the inherent vulnerabilities in single-site and two-site monitoring. Are 6 Central Stations Overkill? Read This and Decide for Yourself. Providing nationwide professional monitoring and dealer services from New Jersey | Florida | Arizona | Tennessee | Texas | Maryland 800.367.2677 | Fax: 856.629.4043 | info @ | TM With one central location, your accounts are most vulnerable. While a UL listing is an important minimum standard, it doesn't adequately address the total loss of a single location, which means an outage can leave your business and your customers completely unprotected. 100% of Technology and People are at risk during an outage. Why Not 1? The vulnerabilities of operating just one site is the reason we opened our second 14 years ago in 2004. While this markedly improved our disaster preparedness over a single site, we quickly realized operating 2 sites presented another vulnerability. It's simple math: 50% of the staff at one location cannot handle 100% of your alarm traffi c in the event of a site outage while maintaining acceptable response times. Why Not 2? Request information:

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