SentryNet, Pensacola, Fla., recently held a training seminar for its dealers in Pensacola on video monitoring. More than 100 dealers met with vendors and SentryNet trainers to learn how to increase video monitoring sales. The training seminar was one of several SentryNet training seminars around the country.
During a special break, attendees went to the SentryNet’s UL-listed central station in Pensacola for a live demonstration of SentryNet’s “hot redundancy” program. During the demonstration SentryNet personnel started a routine that sent all Pensacola signals to their sister central station in Greenville, Miss. Attendees and employees watched the Greenville signal monitor as Pensacola signals appeared within moments of the switch without dropping a single call.
Central station manager Mark McCall answered dealer questions for more than 15 minutes before reversing the process and returning the signals to Pensacola. Ten minutes later McCall brought all the Greenville, Miss. signals to Pensacola as an encore and had Pensacola operators processing both station alarms for a period of time before returning Greenville signals to Mississippi.
The demonstration kicked off SentryNet’s marketing campaign asking the question “Is your security monitoring center disaster ready? We are and we will prove it!”
Years of planning and sizeable investments in equipment and technology were first tested when Hurricane Ivan came to Pensacola in 2004. The program was a success, rolling all traffic to Greenville, Miss. for several days while the city dug out. “Central station ‘hot redundancy’ is not a luxury, it is a necessity,” said David Avritt, president of SentryNet. For more information, visit www.sentrynet.com.