Be aware of the RMR booby-trap.
Market value of RMR in the alarm industry has been very stable, very predictable, and very rewarding, for many decades. However, it now is expected to deteriorate from historic values…WHY?
What is the “RMR product” and what gives value to the product? The product is not the alarm system…. the product that can be monetized is an add-on service… 24-hour remote monitoring with the expectation of emergency response if the monitoring firm determines a site emergency. Key word is “expectation”. Without probability of emergency response, the historic value disappears.
Decades ago, the alarm industry off-loaded the role of voluntary emergency response to the local police. Due to the near total failure, over 98% unnecessary response, and unsustainable costs, law enforcement is saying… no more. Now the expectation can be low priority, or no police response to private monitored deterrent alarm systems…. the RMR booby-trap.