IP Alarm Monitoring before AlarmCloud
IP alarm receivers are too complicated and expensive for most ARCs. They need a dedicated room with power, cooling, servers, networks, bandwidth and a robust failover environment for redundancy. They require a team of IT experts to install, configure, and run them. When you multiply these headaches by the number of alarm panel manufacturers, it's easy to see why very few ARC managers want to run IP Receivers any more.
The Clock is Ticking on PSTN
The security industry has accepted that BT will be pulling the plug on PSTN. Some Customers are taking matters into their own hands and are voluntarily giving up their phone lines and using voice over IP.
Alarm Monitoring Centres are finding that the adoption of IP alarm signaling is proving to be costly. Some Customers are already switching monitoring companies due to lack of support for IP. Finding a universal solution makes the decision to adopt IP signaling particularly difficult.
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A Better Way
Cloud Computing is a better way to run your Alarm Monitoring business. Instead of running IP receivers within your own ARC, they run within the AlarmCloud. When you use any virtual receiver that runs in the AlarmCloud, you just log in, customise it, and start using it. That's the power of AlarmCloud.
You can use a growing number of different manufacturers IP communicators to send signals into the AlarmCloud servers. Your company can be up and running in just a few days, which is unheard of with traditional IP receivers. Virtual Receivers within the AlarmCloud cost less because you don't need to pay for all the people, products, and facilities to run them. And, they're more scalable, more secure, and more reliable than anything you may be able to setup within your own facility. Upgrades are taken care of for you, so you get security & performance enhancements plus new features automatically.
How you Save
The way you pay for Cloud services is different. Forget about buying expensive IP receivers, servers and software. When your receivers run in the AlarmCloud, you don't buy anything. It's all rolled up into a predictable monthly subscription, so you only pay for what you actually use. The Alarm Cloud doesn't eat up your valuable IT resources, so the boss will love it. This lets you focus on what you do best - monitor alarms.
Most IT departments within ARC's are forced to spend a significant portion of their time on frustrating implementation, maintenance, and upgrade projects that usually don't add any significant value to the company's bottom line. Increasingly, Alarm Monitoring Centres are turning to cloud computing technology to minimize the time spent on lower value activities and allow their IT people to focus on more strategic activities that have a greater impact on the business.
The Bottom Line
AlarmCloud is a simple idea, but it can have a huge impact on your business.
AlarmCloud takes care of everything between an alarm panel and the alarm queue on your operator screens.
New technology should solve your business problems, not create more headaches. With AlarmCloud technology, you'll be free to focus on solving day to day problems instead of worrying about infrastructure requirements, maintenance, and upgrades.
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