January 24, 2020

Creating Flexibility for a Leading Security Integrator

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When one of the largest security integrators in the nation, with branches in nearly every state, realized that their monitoring center operation could no longer keep up with their rapid growth, they called Affiliated.

The Partner’s Challenge
Although the partner was generally happy with the quality of service they could maintain operating their own monitoring center, the costs had become prohibitive. They were wary of investing considerable financial resources into necessary upgrades to remain competitive in the marketplace. An additional challenge of special note for this partner was that their multiple service offerings per customer, including video monitoring, and complex procedures required special monitoring mechanisms—something many third-party monitoring providers typically do not offer.

The Affiliated Solution
Affiliated performed an exhaustive review of the partner’s monitoring center operation and found that the people were well-trained and highly proficient but that the technologies in place were dated and required critical changes to maintain viability. We made the decision to absorb the existing monitoring staff into the Affiliated family so that there would be minimal disruption for the partner and its end users while providing a low-cost entry for the partner into a full suite of modern monitoring capabilities.

The Result
Today, Affiliated provides service to tens of thousands of commercial fire, security, and video accounts for this partner.

Affiliated was able to significantly reduce monitoring costs, improve the customer experience, and open new avenues for the partner’s sales organization. Enhanced technology and monitoring expertise allowed the partner to start offering IoT devices, interactive video systems in a multitude of applications, and lone worker devices (to name just a few) to complement the existing offerings.