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:

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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

What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook (4/9/20)

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What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook | #TpromoCom #Product #Sales #Business | The Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum is a sales-oriented group where professionals only sell, buy and trade  products, in addition to learning new things about the industry they’re in.

At present we have the following items in house and ready for purchase:

    • (8) BRAND NEW (factory sealed) IB9387-HT bullet cameras in overstock. This is Vivotek’s flagship bullet camera and shouldn’t be confused with the 9387 EHT, EH, or H. MSRP is $750, cheapest on the net is $562.50. I’m looking to offload them all at once. Boston
    • SDI CellChecker $300 Canadian bucks, Gatineau, QC
    • Duty belts and more stuff, $125 · Memphis, TN
    • Police cage for crown Victoria hard seat and feet guard for security are bounty hunter, $200 · Memphis, TN
    • $50 · Springboro, OH, Advantech, mobile DVR, this unit is designed to mout in a vehicle and record video in harsh environments without the need for external heating and cooling. Self contained unit.
    • NAPCO Wireless PIR pn# NAPPIR01 for sale. Bought by accident, listing from Nortek on these was a little unclear. They are 319.5Mhz but DO NOT work with ITI panels. I have 10 and will sell for $20 each, shipping included. Can provide invoice. Ships from San Diego.
    • $50 · Gatineau, QC, two Tycon poe switches $50 each Cnd funds
    • $50 · Gatineau, QC, mikrotik 493G in case Cnd funds, has Ubnt card in it

There are many other items as well.

If  you’re a professional in the security & fire  markets, if you have surplus equipment after finishing a job, bring it over to Security & Fire Buy or Sell and make it available to others. Be sure to answer all questions when  you apply for access.

To review  our member’s products for sale, click here.

Verdafero's Cloud-based SaaS Utility Monitoring Service (image)
Verdafero of San Jose offers security and fire pros a new source of RMR. The US-based firm is a 3rd party service provider, offering a Cloud-based SaaS Utility monitoring service to pros for their commercial and industrial clients. Go to: https://bit.ly/39nZp2F

What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook

Security and Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook (header graphic)What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook | #TpromoCom #Product #Sales #Business | The Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum is a sales-oriented group where professionals only sell, buy and trade  products, in addition to learning new things about the industry they’re in.

At present we have the following items in house and ready for purchase:

    • $50 · Springboro, OH, Advantech, mobile DVR
    • NAPCO Wireless PIR pn# NAPPIR01 for sale, They are 319.5Mhz but DO NOT work with ITI panels. Quantity is 10 at $20 each
    • $50 · Gatineau, QC, two Tycon poe switches $50 each Cnd funds
    • Mikrotik 493G in case Cnd funds, $50 · Gatineau, QC, has Ubnt card in it

There are many others as well.

If  you’re a professional in the security & fire  markets, if you have surplus equipment after finishing a job, bring it over to Security & Fire Buy or Sell and make it available to others.

To review  our member’s products for sale, click here.

Verdafero's Cloud-based SaaS Utility Monitoring Service (image)
Verdafero of San Jose offers security and fire pros a new source of RMR. The US-based firm is a 3rd party service provider, offering a Cloud-based SaaS Utility monitoring service to pros for their commercial and industrial clients. Go to: https://bit.ly/39nZp2F

TV antenna usage in US broadband households jumped to 25% in 2019

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March 26, 2020

TV antenna usage in US broadband households jumped to 25% in 2019 and is expected to grow more as COVID-19 keeps consumers at home

#Consumer research study finds #TV #antenna use has increased | #TpromoCom | predicts more widespread usage as people shelter in place from Parks Associates finds that 25% of US broadband households use an antenna to watch local broadcast TV channels, up from 15% in 2018. 360 Deep Dive: Today’s Broadcast TV also reports that roughly one-half of antenna users do not subscribe to any pay-TV services, either traditional or vMVPD services.

The study, conducted in the third quarter of 2019, examines the demand for broadcast TV, including pay TV, over-the-air, and online sources. The survey finds households that watch over-the air TV channels watch more video overall than average broadband households.

The study, conducted in the third quarter of 2019, examines uptake and perception of broadband services among US households.

“Local news matters to most households—local broadcast channels are the most preferred channel types, and news is the most preferred broadcast content,” said Steve Nason, Director of Research, Parks Associates. “These content preferences shape the access habits of consumers, so antenna usage is increasing as households look to meet these needs, and we will see these trends increase as more shelter-in-place orders take effect and households look for inexpensive content options to offset lost wages.”

Overall 78% of US broadband households watch live TV channels. As households look to cut expenses, their reliance on antennas for information and entertainment will likely increase.

“Penetration of broadcast TV and antennas increased markedly in 2019,” Nason said. “Thirty percent of US broadband households report owning a TV antenna, and we expect upward trends both in ownership and usage to continue, especially as we face this public health crisis keeping people at home.”

360 Deep Dive: Today’s Broadcast TV, a Quantified Consumer study, profiles consumers of live content and ownership of TVs and antennae among live TV viewers. The research quantifies the shift in live content to online platforms and the role that live TV plays in the lives of connected consumers.

Parks Associates is launching multiple surveys in April 2020 to quantify the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on consumer behaviors, purchasing, and usage of connected devices and services, titled COVID-19 Impact on Communications and Entertainment and COVID-19 Impact on Telehealth and Independent Living. For more information on Today’s Broadcast TV and these other studies, contact sales@parksassociates.com

To request data or an interview, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company’s expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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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: