Adding Subscribers & Why It Matters

On the Data Entry portion of Stages we’ve noticed that everyone seems to have a pretty good understanding of how to add keyholder contacts to accounts. It’s not often anymore that we find accounts with no keyholders unless it’s either deliberate or it’s an account in the process of being created. Where we’re running into […]

Final Tweaks and Why They Matter

On the last post we talked about the importance of correct address placement on accounts. There’s one last tweak we need to tell you about though, because it can make a huge impact on your business and you’ve probably been skipping it and it’s right under the address section. That’s right. It’s the box in […]

When Your Customers Need….YOU!

Ok, let’s get real for a moment. Thanks to friendly, helpful operators, the Central Station has become a bit of a catch all. Don’t get us wrong, it actually makes sense. They’re the ones who call on your troubles, power outages, and alarms. They’re usually who your customers call to place accounts on test. In […]

Noted In the Details

In prior posts we’ve visited the importance of having current contact lists, medical information, and accurate zone lists. But there are other important factors that can help ensure your customers get the best, most timely response. Detailed notes for an operator to follow are key. Here are some bits of information that can be extremely […]

Value In Vacation Notes

We all know that having a security system doesn’t guarantee a home doesn’t get broken into. Especially when the home owners are out of town. We also all know that you, the dealers, try to stress the importance of not announcing on social media or via answering machines or voicemails that they’re not home, and […]

In the Zone (5 Reasons Why Zone Lists Matter)

Zone lists are very important pieces of information to ensure responders are focusing their attention on the right places, and yet it’s amazing how often dispatches discover either no zone lists, or limited lists with very vague descriptions. Here are a few reasons why it’s important. When responding to a fire, panic alarm, or burglary, […]

4 Key Misses With Medical Alarms

  We all know there are the accidental medical alarm triggers. You know, the ones where customers are attempting to clear trouble signals from their alarms and push the triangle button instead, thereby triggering their medical alarms? While those are unfortunate, they’re not the alarms that concern the dispatch team (mostly because those people answer […]