In July, the company began manufacturing and selling digital video recorders (DVRs) in addition to its other services. So far, the company has signed on 43 dealers to sell the companyâ€™s DVRs nationwide. Alarm Kingâ€™s goal is to have five or six dealers in every state.
The company also offers sales and technical training for its dealers. As a marketing strategy for its CCTV dealers, Alarm King offers dealers the opportunity to give complete systems to the end user, including installation, for $3 to $9 per day for the service contract.
Alarm King assists in the financing, and each customer is offered a free unit and installation for a five-year service contract with 24-hour response, free parts, service and labor. The company, which has installed more than 35,000 security alarm and CCTV surveillance systems, has five offices in California.
The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) Inc. has moved to a new office at 1349 S. International Pkwy., Suite 2411, Lake Mary, Fla. 32746; telephone (407) 833-9133; fax (407) 833-9131. The post office box (P.O. Box 951807) will remain the same. The new office has a conference/training room that will allow in-house seminars for up to 18 people. The e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and the Web site is www.afaa.org.
Panasonic Security Systems, Secaucus, N.J., has appointed Keith Ridings to national sales manager. Formerly eastern zone sales manager, Ridings will manage the support activities of the companyâ€™s hybrid sales force, which combines district sales managers and independent manufacturersâ€™ sales representatives to work together on a national scale.