Increasing RMR Through Technology and Intelligence

Code+ Centers of Design Excellence (image)The monitoring of intrusion alarm systems, closed circuit television, access control, fire alarms is the traditional way to create steady cash flow.

Traditional Monitoring

Alarm signal is transmitted to operator screen with instructions on if, who, and when to call

Traditional Monitoring (image)
Traditional Monitoring: $60 per month average.
Interactive Video Monitoring (IVM)

Video image and alert is sent to operator who diagnosis the event responds accordingly

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Interactive video monitoring: $750 per month average.

How to be successful using IVM?

  • Select the correct monitoring center. Not all monitoring centers are created equal when it comes to IVM.
  • Ensure the monitoring center has line item pricing. Pricing only by number of cameras or events is a huge “red flag”
  • Voice Down Communication takes IVM to the next level of behavior management.
  • End user involvement. Finding out the exact scope of wants and what they are paying for guards is paramount.

Lets face it. RMR Value at time of sale is the primary asset dealers have!!

If you’re a security integrator or an alarm dealer, you can add considerably to the RMR you’re making every month now by adding Interactive Video Monitoring to your list of
services you provide.

Believe me, someone’s going to do it, so why not you?

Interactive Video Monitoring
Video Verification
Intrusion Alarm
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Proactive Scheduled and On-Demand Video Guard Tours All
Wideo Operational Auditing Compliance Reporting Adherence – Health and Safety, PE, Behavioral Logistics and Transportation Manufacturing QSR – Quick Serve Restaurants Oil and Gas Grocery – Food Prep / Deli C-Store – Food Service
Guard Supplement and Replacement Automotive-Car Dealership Banking Grocery Retail Outdoor Asset
Metal Recycling
Panic Alarm Response Remote fuel Centers lone Worker Environment Banking / Check Cashing / Pawn Pay Day Loan C-Store Retail / Shopping Strip
W.A.S.P. Wireless Asset Security Protection Automotive Car Dealership RV/Boat Dealer Trucking Centers Logistics and Transportation Terminals Storage Lots
Parking Garage and Lot Emergency Stations Campus K-12 Shopping Malls Entertainment Venues Museums Airport Parking

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Security Integrators and Alarm Dealers are invited to learn about a new source of RMR! (image)
Security Integrators and Alarm Dealers are invited to learn about a new source of RMR!

The Integration of Security And IoT

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The Integration of Security And IoT | #Verdafero #Security #IoT #Monitoring |  Security has many faces, whether it’s the hardened, Grade 1 locks on all the perimeter man doors throughout a building, electronic access control, video surveillance cameras, fire detection equipment, or the IoT devices that monitors a variety of critical services, such as  temperature, humidity, air flow, pressure, or the integrity and quality of any one of several utilities that clients depend on.

If there was ever a time when integration between the various facets of security, life safety, and general commercial Internet of Things (IoT) might occur, it’s now.

Monitoring Electric Utility usage is one of many applications for Verdafero's Cloud-based, AI-driven service (image)The Central Monitoring Station (CMS) that Security Integrators and Alarm Dealers use is equipped to monitor the physical security elements of a facility, but not necessarily IoT devices that output analog data. Not only that, but traditional CMS’ are not readily capable of analyzing multiple streams of Big Data (BD) for anomalies that might occur. But there is a solution to this problem that is capable of including the positive attributes of a CMS.

In the area of Utility BD, “Verdafero’s Utility and IoT monitoring and analytics platform uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to capture, analyze, report and predict variable, broad-based utility expense information found from many data sources,” says Alastair Hood, Ph.D. and CEO of Verdafero.

Security Integrators and Alarm Dealers are invited to learn about a new source of RMR! (image)
Security Integrators and Alarm Dealers are invited to learn about a new source of RMR!

Verdafero’s Cloud-based processing center will utilize  your favorite CMS’ API (Application Programming Interface), thus allowing your CMS to act on alerts issued by the AI platform.

According to Hood, “Using Verdafero, security service providers can now actively analyze and compare the performance of similar client properties and benchmark them  against other properties within their portfolio to help clients better  understand the opportunities to reduce overhead expenses.”

To learn more about this  IoT monitoring service, please  take a few minutes and watch this informative video, and then fill out the form afterwards to receive additional information:

For additional information, please fill out the following form:

ToganX: Adding to Music Section Weekly

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ToganX.info is a bookmarking website equipped with hundreds and hundreds of handy web links.  Recently we’ve added more music links to the Music Sources section. Here’s a comprehensive list of music sources for your perusal:

  • 10000 Hz Full Restore All 7 Chakras At Once
  • 963Hz + 852Hz + 639Hz
  • 417 Hz | Wipes out all the Negative Energy | 9 Hours
  • 417 Hz Pure Tone Meditation
  • Apple iTune (for MAC and PC)
  • Chitown Smooth Jazz
  • Classical 101 Columbus, OH
  • Estilo Leblon
  • iHeartRADIO
  • Internet Radio
  • Jazz Instrumental: 3 HOURS of Jazz
  • Jango
  • Kool and the Gang – Summer Madness
  • Last.fm
  • Live365
  • Matt Johnson Radio
  • Music of the Spheres
  • Native American Flutes – Forest Sounds – New Age
  • NPR Radio
  • Online Radio Box
  • Pandora
  • RabbitTV
  • Radio Paradise (Legacy)
  • 0Radio Paradise (new player)
  • RadioTuna
  • Radio Tunes (formerly Sky Radio)
  • ShoutCast Radio Directory
  • Slacker
  • SmoothJazz.com
  • The Wave
  • Tunein – WCRX
  • Wonderful Native Flute and NatureTo tap

To tap into this enormous resource, click here!  Or, do  you have a link or two that  you’d like to see included on ToganX.info? Use the following Contact Form to send it along to us:

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Learn how you can earn additional RMR monitoring your client’s Utilities and IoT devices!

Audio-Technica’s “Drum Mic Basics” Tutorial Videos Demonstrate the Fundamentals of Recording a Drum Kit

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Audio-Technica’s “Drum Mic Basics” Tutorial Videos Demonstrate the Fundamentals of Recording a Drum Kit | #TpromoCom #Audio-Technica #Audio #Integrator | As more and more users are creating content at home, A-T offers techniques to get a great drum sound every time.

Stow, OH 05-22-2020 – As performers adjust to an upcoming summer without much live music on the horizon, musicians are finding creative ways to create content at home. To help in those goals, Audio-Technica has been offering a series of resources for people recording in isolation. The company’s online YouTube series “Drum Mic Basics” features 10 videos covering all aspects of recording a drum kit. The videos are short and engaging, easy to follow and filled with useful information.

Basic Drum Miking: The Kick Drum” lays out strategies for picking a proper bass drum mic and outlines techniques for mic placement inside the drum. In separate videos, the components of a drum kit are each given individual attention, including tomssnareride cymbal, and hi-hat, with mic placement and proper mic selection explored in detail for each of these instruments. “The Room,” “The Full Kit” and “The Overheads” are also spotlighted in their own videos, demonstrating the techniques to get the proper overall ambience to make the drums sound unified and balanced.

Autoplay the entire playlist here, or visit the individual video links below:
• Drums on a Budget: https://youtu.be/hsximCstb3M
• The Full Kit: https://youtu.be/S-2MT3y7r30
• The Jazz Kit: https://youtu.be/WQ3ui5X2nls
• The Kick Drum: https://youtu.be/jOHduVBqGeM
• The Snare Drum: https://youtu.be/mN9lvpp088U
• The Toms: https://youtu.be/Os3wSQEoxpw
• The Hi-Hat: https://youtu.be/F1VUgk0bdI8
• The Overheads: https://youtu.be/q2ccgv4jaiE
• The Ride Cymbal: https://youtu.be/ZAq0gY8TmPk
• The Room: https://youtu.be/IKFq5nix1c4

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and turntables for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Jamie Bobek, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com

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Verdafero’s Water Utility Monitoring Saves Big!

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Verdafero’s Water Utility Monitoring Saves Big! | #Verdafero #WaterMonitoring #UtilityMonitoring | The overall cost of metered water is rising. Anyone who owns a home or business in an area where water is provided by a municipality knows how true this is.

According to CBS News, “Americans this year will pay an average of $104 per month in water and wastewater bills, up more than 30% in less than a decade” (https://cbsn.ws/3fJxyi4).

As an alarm dealer or security integrator, you may be wondering, “How can I sell Utility Monitoring to an established client when it’s  hard enough to approach them about updating their aged alarm system?” 

The answer to that is simple, you educate them as to what Utility Monitoring can do for them. First and foremost, with Verdafero’s Cloud-based analytics, you can alert them when a leak occurs. This same service also can alert your client when a piece of equipment is in the process of requiring maintenance. 

Because Vertafero’s Cloud-based analytical computing system uses Big Data, Machine Learning (ML), you can monitor several utilities at the same time, such  as: 

      • Water
      • Electricity
      • Natural Gas
      • Propane
      • Fuel Oil
      • and others…

Monitoring is accomplished using IoT-based sub-meters equipped with WiFi or Ethernet, in conjunction with your regular central station. Verdafero also can suggest one if required; and we can help you put it all together!

For more information, watch the following video and fill out the following form: 

To reach out to a Verdafero Utility Monitoring Expert, fill out the following form, or call 650-206-2441:

Utility Monitoring: A New and Exciting RMR Opportunity for Security Integrators and Alarm Dealers

Utility Monitoring offers a new source of RMR (image)The monitoring of intrusion alarm systems, closed circuit television, access control, fire alarms and other is a common way to create a bountiful and reliable supply of cash flow. Not only does it provide operating capital, but when it comes to retirement, when it’s time to sell the business, it will jack the going price by many times.

Utility Monitoring adds an additional revenue stream to your RMR (image)If you’re a security integrator or an alarm dealer, you can add considerably to the RMR you’re making every month now by adding Utility Monitoring to your list of monitored systems. Believe me, someone’s going to do it, and so why not you?

Find out more about it by contacting me, Al Colombo, a 45-year veteran of the security industry. Fill out the form below and I’ll connect with you on a day and time when we can chat. If you want to chat by phone, be sure to leave your number in the comment window.

Thank you,
Al Colombo

News on RMR Utility Monitoring Opportunities by Verdafero

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Mistakes do happen where it comes to your commercial client’s various utilities. Common utilities include:

    • Electricity
    • Natural Gas
    • Water
    • Fuel Oil
    • Propane
    • and others

One way to combat mistakes and downright fraud when it happens is to get your calculator out and add up all the numbers, or sell your clients “Utility Monitoring.” Not only will they save money, but you’ll adopt a new RMR income stream, right along with the monthly income you derive from their fire and security systems.

Find out more about it by watching this video:

Schedule a live Demo with a Verdafero professional today. Call 650-206-2441 or fill out the following contact form:

Government Mandates Require Energy Consumption Reports

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Security dealers and Integration firms need to look closely at the recurring revenue opportunities that await them if they but look at their present client list. Local and state governments in some locales have or soon will pass legislation that mandates the submission of periodic energy consumption reports. It’s imperative for these clients to have the means of tracking consumption over a period of time in order to comply.

The following is an example where the city of Minneapolis now requires energy consumption reports:

Utility Monitoring offers a new source of RMR (image) The energy use intensity of larger commercial buildings in Minneapolis declined by 5.5% | #Verdafero #EnergyConsumption #Government #Monitoring | As more Minnesota cities take steps to require building energy benchmarking, evidence suggests that the state’s first such policy is helping to nudge energy consumption lower. https://lnkd.in/ebiAym6

You can offer the necessary data through your Central Station Services! In a word, “Stop leaving money on the table” when you sell central monitoring station service. In the case of existing customers, reach out to them so they know you have it, and do it regularly so when their own city of residence demands such a report, they will think of you!

So, where can you go to integrate your CMS with smart meters in order to provide this data. In addition, you can provide real-time monitoring services so your client can be alerted to abnormal conditions that can occur in any utility, be it electrical, natural gas, heating oil, and other utilities. Real-time conditions are acted on by your CMS as well as automatic PUSH data to your client’s mobile device.

Find out more about it by watching this video:

Verdafero provides a Cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) designed to provide Security Dealers and Integrators with the means to monitor utility usage.

To find out more, download this white paper: Using Utility Monitoring & Analytics as a Security Business Driver.

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