Digital Shuffle: July 2011
Alarm.org Re-Focused for Consumer Education
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) recast its website, www.alarm.org, as a consumer-facing destination where people can find information on safety and security for their homes, businesses and communities. It also offers visitors the ability to find an ESA member company in their neighborhood, learn about new technologies for security and lifestyle enhancement and hear expert advice from fire and law enforcement officials. The new alarm.org welcomes visitors with a clean, uncluttered design and useful content including frequently updated safety tips that move across the screen.
Accessible Case Studies: From the Integrator’s Mouth
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many is a video worth? As the value of video in transmitting information becomes increasingly apparent every day, more and more business resources are appearing in this medium. VideoIQ has launched a new series of video case studies, titled, In Their Own Words. The case studies feature integrators, architects/engineers or end users sharing their experiences with VideoIQ surveillance solutions and how the products helped overcome challenges.
New CAD File Download Page
System Sensor has made available on its website CAD renderings of its fire and life safety system devices. “We frequently receive requests from architects, engineers, and other customers for CAD renderings of our products,” said Todd Alford, System Sensor marketing manager. “These are often used for design renderings and submittal drawings. Making them available in a standard format and easily accessible from one location is a great benefit to our customers.”
To download CAD files, visit www.systemsensor.com/cad.
Security Takes On Tornadoes
If recent devastating natural disasters have done anything, it is remind us of the importance of timely information when faced with an impending storm, tornado, or fire. In preparation for the spring tornado season, Alarm.com launched Severe Weather Alerts, a new service for dealers that allows their customers to be alerted by their Alarm.com-enabled security control panel when a tornado, fire or tsunami is headed their way. In late May, a Vivint customer in Pittsburg, Kansas received a tornado alert “over five minutes” before the neighborhood sirens went off. “That is precious time when you are trying to get your family to safety during a killer tornado.”