|Tri-Ed partners with SmartTek to promote its line of virtual services
Tri-Ed, North America’s largest independent security distributor, has forged an alliance with SmartTek to promote the SmartTek line of virtual services and distribute SmartTek's CommBadge hardware. SmartTek's cutting-edge mPERS services extend home security beyond the home with Smartphone apps that provide innovative life protection services.
Their recently released trio of Smartphone apps are designed to give security dealers and integrators a competitive edge. The product suite includes SmartAlert - a panic, safety, and mobile personal emergency response system [mPERS] with nationwide coverage; SmartGuard - a suite of tracking and monitoring protocols to provide real-time peace of mind to families; and, SmartTrack - a powerful fleet-tracking and mobile productivity solution for small businesses.
The SmartTek platform enables central stations to enter the mPERS market without any additional hardware or software costs. And, there are no costly servers, subscriptions, or maintenance fees. The software integrates with any existing central station automation system. Central station subscribers and alarm dealers offering SmartTek services don't need to purchase any additional equipment, and there are no service calls or cellular charges to the central station or dealer. Subscribers simply sign up, download and install the app on their iPhone or Android Smartphone.
"We educate our dealers about how to use technology and services to increase their RMR and company value," says James Rothstein, Tri-Ed's Chief Marketing Officer. "The current generation of subscribers making buying decisions are increasingly more focused on services. The SmartAlert app fit right into this market sweet spot."