New Alarm Monitoring Service Expands to Guadalajara
(Wireless News Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)
NextAlarm.com, a broadband alarm company, is teaming up with IP Monitor
and Megacable Communications to offer the first bundled broadband
service in Guadalajara that includes alarm monitoring in addition to
cable television, Internet and phone service.
Alarm monitoring became available to Megacable subscribers on July 1st.
Subscribers can choose all or just one of Megacable's services. They
can also choose alarm monitoring even if they don't have Internet
The three players are working together, each with key roles. Megacable
Communications is a cable provider in Mexico and will provide the
platform to add alarm monitoring to its TV, Internet and phone
offerings. Megacable will also market alarm monitoring in conjunction
with the current triple play broadband services.
Guadalajara-based IP Monitor is the exclusive provider of alarm systems
and monitoring to Megacable subscribers. As the alarm monitoring
service provider, IP Monitor will respond to alarm signals, dispatch
police, fire and rescue and provide customer service and tech support.
Ojai-based NextAlarm will use its patented Alarm Broadband Network
(ABN) adapters that will allow IP Monitor to communicate with the
Megacable subscribers' alarm systems over broadband. NextAlarm takes
existing security systems and makes them Internet compatible without
changing or upgrading equipment and puts the customer in complete
control of their security for their home or business. As a member of
NextAlarm's reseller program, IP Monitor will use a branded version of
NextAlarm's customer portal, which allows subscribers to set up and
personalize their account and notification settings. NextAlarm will
also provide Abbra alarm systems to IP Monitor through the reseller
program. Spanish versions of the customer portal and alarm panel will
"This bundled solution benefits everyone," said Alex Elliot,
NextAlarm's founder and CEO. "First, it gives Megacable subscribers
more choices and affordability than if they had to purchase TV, phone,
Internet and alarm monitoring individually. Second, it provides a new
revenue stream for Megacable by expanding its service offerings.
Finally, it allows NextAlarm and IP Monitor a new distribution channel
and access to a large, emerging consumer market."
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