Alula launched AlulaConnect, a new partner portal that makes it easier than ever for security professionals to connect customers to the Alula Platform. AlulaConnect replaces the previous portal, AlarmDealer.com, which will remain available throughout the year as security professionals begin a phased migration to the new interface at www.AlulaConnect.com.
“A new look, new features and a new name — we have rebuilt this element of our platform from the ground up,” said Brian McLaughlin, CEO of Alula. “We extended the capabilities to elegantly manage the full suite of services: security, video and home automation. Additionally, we aligned this with our Connect family of products as it really brings all the elements of our vertically integrated solution together–from sensor to hub to network and data.”
Thousands of security professionals will see an upgrade to the portal they use to add customers and register devices for their accounts. The rebranded and improved portal — which will lower the total cost of ownership for dealers — offers a simplified, modernized user experience, creating consistency between the popular Alula mobile app and the desktop experience.
“We accomplished this with responsive design that automatically adjusts the page elements to best display on whichever screen you’re using, whether it’s desktop or mobile,” said Corey Plender, director of product management for Alula. “Security professionals need this flexibility to stay competitive in a sector that’s increasingly tech-enabled. The openness of our platform means they can spend less time on management of accounts and more time selling.”
AlulaConnect employs the same open APIs that partners can use to create accounts at point of sale and which allow security professionals to connect seamlessly to their customer-relations management (CRM) systems such as Salesforce.
AlulaConnect will also offer improved diagnostic and configuration for communicators and support for Alula network products such as BAT-Connect and Connect+. The portal will feature a framework for enhanced analytic and reporting tools, which Alula will continue to build into the platform.
The new portal is being rolled out to select Connect+ installers in May. It will be available for use with BAT-Connect this summer and open to all users by the end of the third quarter of 2019. Alarmdealer.com will continue to be available throughout 2019 during the transition.
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