Keep Your IP Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 08, 2012

Moving intrusion alarms to IP has not been without challenges. The downside for many installers is they lose the ability to switch monitoring companies without costly field changes. However, a new company named "Keep Your IP" is taking an old concept for alarm companies - phone number portability - and is selling a service to make it possible with IP alarm systems. In this note, we examine the offering and analyze its value proposition.

Monitoring Companies: Backing Installers into a Corner

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