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Why Your Alarm Monitoring Company Should Pitch Cloud Based Services

Aug 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

It can be difficult to grow a business without cloud based services. And for smaller companies, they might not meet the minimum requirements to receive cloud based central station services. On the central station side of the coin, selling your cloud based services can be key in bringing clients all while saving them time, maintenance and money.

The Cloud

You might not realize it, but you use the cloud in your day to day life hundreds of times throughout your day. And it probably starts with you checking your email on your phone, even watching that Netflix show on your phone and then resuming it in the same spot when you get home — yup, that’s all the cloud. Ok, so, what’s that have to do with central station services?

One thing you’ll notice is that the cloud creates convenience. And really, without cloud based services, doing day to day stuff in the security industry, or any industry for that matter, would prove rather difficult.

Another thing that is making things difficult for the security industry is cost of operation, especially in 2020 with the pandemic in place. Saving money and reducing maintenance can be key for security businesses to get by.

Selling Your Cloud Services

Cloud solutions allow your business while helping others succeed as well. This is done by:

  • Cutting costs
  • Reducing maintenance
  • Creating flexibility
  • Centralizing control

Security providers can drastically reduce cost of equipment using cloud based services. It can even open up more room for expansion within the building due to the lack of needing areas for servers, where data is stored. Without the need to host your own servers or receivers, your company can drastically reduce the cost in equipment.

Along with cutting costs comes reduced maintenance, not only for your business but also for your customers. As a company, you no longer need to service those servers, receivers, etc. For your customers, if you offer cloud based services to them, you can eliminate annual equipment fees and avoid rolling a truck out to service physical equipment.

Cloud services provide flexibility that hardware solutions can’t. Well, they can, but it just costs more money to do so. When you are offering services to your dealers, you can package services without having to add or subtract any hardware. It provides more flexibility to your plans. Speaking of flexibility, AvantGuard hybrid monitoring solutions provide great flexibility for dealers to have their needs met, without paying for anything they don’t need. That’s the type of flexibility that cloud based solutions can provide your customers.

And when dealers or customers move to cloud based services, it provides a centralized area of information. Take the AvantGuard Dealer Dashboard for instance. This pools together information for dealers from all of their accounts, and provides insight on those accounts. The dashboard can also be accessed from anywhere, so their information stays with them no matter where they are. This kind of centralization provides your dealers and customers with the convenience that only cloud based services can provide.

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